Killer whales grace Knysna; Whale Watching is best from your own balcony!

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Killer whales in Knysna

If there was any doubt before, surely this is definitive proof that Knysna is the place to be if you can do your whale watching from your own balcony or terrace.

The wondrous waters of Knysna provided home to a pod of 14 magnificent Orca whales recently!

Even though it was a rare occurrence for these creatures to grace the waters of our coast, it may not be a one-time event. Experts believe that huge shoals of bait fish in the Knysna waters may have drawn dolphins to the area – and the Orca whales are of the ocean ‘dolphin family’.

2A moment of awe and thrill…

Those lucky enough to spot Orca whales in Knysna describe the creatures as strikingly beautiful with a black back and white chest and sides. Conservationists in the area are understandably thrilled at the possibility of further sightings with Knysna having been declared a “Hope Spot” with critical marine importance. Orcas should be viewed in the wild and not in captivity as they are sentient beings and emotionally complex. Only Knysna’s prestigious and Blue Flag Status ‘Ocean Odyssey’ has the correct permits to view these magnificent creatures in their natural wild habitat at sea. If you’re not one for seafaring, then the best spot to see these amazing ocean specimens is from the luxury of your balcony with surrounding views and a breathtaking vantage point!

Prime self-catering luxury romantic property awaits. – Accommodation on the coast during the coming months in Knysna, Plett, or Noetzie are at your fingertips and we have just the perfect spot for you, so read on…


A stretch of heaven at Blue Horizon

Situated in prime position (spectacular clifftop location on an exclusive, secure development: Pezula Golf Estate) and raised above the ocean below, is Blue Horizon. Whale watching and dolphin spotting is a synch from the extensive decking – all the while sipping some bubbly while the sun descends into the blue. The overall architecture is timeless with a radically modern design, featuring a sheltered courtyard and open plan design for natural ambient light. The special feature is a secluded “private” beach which is accessible by steps starting from the house. Sleeping a maximum of 8 people, with 4 ensuite bathrooms, this luxury rental offers breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean and the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

Blue Horizon Villa on the HeadsWhen is Blue Horizon available for booking? Book now as this period of January and February is extremely popular. Currently this prime luxury property is available any time during the period of 16th January (2015) to 3rd February (2015)*. The 10th of February (2015) to the 20th of February (2015) is also free.* The month oMarch currently has one week available from the 19th to the 30th March (2015)*. For further information and to make your bookings, click here.

*Dates stated correct at time of publication of this article, but the property may have been booked for these dates in the interim. Please check the availability calendar of the property featured above.