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Houtbay – Gateway To Seal Island

Being an inquisitive person, when I heard from a couple of locals that there was an island dominated by SEALS, I decided to go see myself as islands to me are either dominated by people, land animal species or more often than not plant varieties. The SEAL ISLAND is what it is called and it is accessed via HOUT BAY; a harbor popular with restaurants offering a variety of fish meals, fresh fish outlets and craft stores.

 

Hout Bay

The voyage was a bit rough as the ferry kept dwindling as a result of the sea current hence my camera was at risk and I had to keep it at some point and enjoy the view. Sometime soaking it all up can be more interesting than taking pictures.

Hout Bay

On getting Seal Island, I saw a large colony of them, the seals seemed happy, bawling, squalling, squabbling, making silly hind-flipper noises and jumping in and out of the water. They overtly showed dominance of their habitat like there could never be any harm such that no one would have ever thought that these creatures were once at risk of extinction.

Seal Island

Seal Island

However, it has been said that the great white sharks are a threat to the seals but till a time when the predators appear, they joyfully loose themselves in the profound allure of nature. In fact, a few visitors have seen the famous ‘Air Jaws’ manoeuvre as a shark has launched a flying attack on a seal.

Seal Island

Would have been nice to see some amazing predator/prey interaction between white sharks and cape seals but seeing them peaceful and enjoying the profound beauty of nature was a way better experience.

Seal Island

 

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22 Comments

  • Reply Millicent February 20, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Never being to SA before, will consider this year :)
    Weld one.

    • AE
      Reply AE February 20, 2016 at 11:20 am

      Yay! U should Mili!

  • Reply Olushola Ojo February 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Anu .. Nature is so thrilling to see.. .. Wish am there to see them myself. Good work. Don’t go near shark plsss

    • AE
      Reply AE February 20, 2016 at 11:21 am

      lool…thanks …would try not to!

  • Reply hammednice@gmail.com February 20, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Nice one dear, keep it up, love all ur story and pictures, more blessing and bigger u I Pray…… more of it… mission to europe oo

    • AE
      Reply AE February 20, 2016 at 11:22 am

      loool…Amen dear…doing Africa travels, in the sense that I’m showing the beauty of Africa to Africa and the world but someday Europe too.

  • Reply Olusola Otori February 20, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Your writing skill is awesome….ever though of converting those beautiful still images to film? Just a thought..
    Capetown was also a cool experience..though short trip and now you make me wanna go back !!!

    • AE
      Reply AE February 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks so much…I haven’t really thought of that! I will tho! Loool…Yeah!its was a cool experience

  • Reply Bolaji February 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Another great one. Nice job, Anu

    • AE
      Reply AE February 20, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      Thanks so much dearie! Thanks for keeping up!

  • Reply segun February 21, 2016 at 12:53 am

    seen on natgeo wild. lovely piece.

    • AE
      Reply AE February 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Really? Cool! Thanks!

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  • Reply Chidinma February 23, 2016 at 8:20 am

    This is cool and wow…. May God Continue to empower you … Have fun my dear…

    • AE
      Reply AE February 23, 2016 at 9:36 am

      Thanks dear…Amen

  • Reply Jesutofunmi Joseph February 24, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I love you choice of words.. real catchy
    Great article AE (y)

    • AE
      Reply AE February 25, 2016 at 6:25 am

      Thanks so much Tofunmi,i’m glad you like it

  • Reply Neil Morang March 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Chapmans Peak Drive, a popular day trip from Cape Town along the peninsula, offers lookout points, picnic spots and stunning views

    • AE
      Reply AE March 15, 2016 at 10:46 pm

      Yeah! U know this!

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    • AE
      Reply AE April 13, 2016 at 6:53 am

      Thanks so much, will look into that and make necessary adjustments.

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