Attractions at Witsand...

Natural Attractions

  • Stunning sunsets over the Breede River.
  • Sunrises over the ocean - the best time of the day!
  • Beaches are clean and beautiful, with a tidal pool.
  • Interesting rock pools for the kiddies to swim in.
  • Flocks of Blue Cranes - South Africa's National bird.
  • Black Oystercatchers - breeding area for this endangered species.

Witsand - THE Whale Nursery of SA

Land-based whale watching from July to November. See up to 70 whales in the Bay at one time. Whale statistics have earned Witsand the title of "THE Whale Nursery of South Africa".
Counts over the years are as follows:

  • 1998 - Total 47, 18 calves;
  • 1999 - Total 100, 47 calves;
  • 2000 - Total 78, 33 calves;
  • 2001 - Total 117, 37 calves;
  • 2002 - Total 117, 49 calves;
  • 2003 - Total 130, 51 calves;
  • 2004 - Total 121, 43 calves;
  • 2005 - Total 131, 56 calves;
  • 2006 - Total 141, 69 calves;
  • 2007 - Total 98, 41 calves;
  • 2008 - Total 162, 62 calves;
  • 2009 - Total 75, 35 calves;
  • 2010 - Total 85, 40 calves;
  • 2011 - Total 124, 49 calves;
  • 2013 - 82 calves
  • 2014 - 62 calves

''THE WHALE INDUNA'' video was filmed in Witsand. With stunning footage of the whales, this makes a wonderful souvenir. Barry's are the distributors of the video and will gladly post you a copy once payment has been received.
(Phone (028) 537 1717).