South Africa’s coastline boasts being one of the most diverse and complex marine ecosystems in the world and off beautiful Cape Town, the warm Agulhas and cold Benguela currents collide at the meeting point of the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. Faced with contrasting extremes of wind, waves and warmth, the species that live here hold ingenious secrets of survival. Strandlopers were San and Khoi-Khoi people - the first inhabitants of our 3000 km coastline and the first to discover this treasure, lived off the bounty of the sea, fishing and harvesting linefish, abalone, mussels and rock lobsters. Strandloper Safaris offers a range of journeys that will open a whole new world of discovery to you. Our specialist marine guides will lead you on expeditions to the world of whales and wandering albatrosses, sharks and shearwaters, starfish and seals, kelp and cuttlefish.
Our coastal expeditions are led by marine biologists who are passionate about what they do. Like the strandlopers before them, our guides, headed by Prof. George Branch, have an in-depth knowledge of the marine realm. Let them share this feast of knowledge with you.

We take you on a journey either to ...

Where mountains and seas collide...

We take you along the edge of False Bay, to explore the Dalebrook Marine Reserve at low-tide, the romantic Kalk Bay fishing harbour, to meet African Penguins at Boulders colony, and when they are present to see the majestic Southern-right whales that breed and calve on this coast - a wonder to behold. Our safari also includes a visit to Cape Point - the jewel at the tip of the Cape Peninsula - where we encounter maritime baboons, take a stroll through coastal fynbos and see the Point where the oceans collide.

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The wild west coast...
A journey up the West Coast to the world famous Langebaan Lagoon in the West Coast National Park with its crystal clear water and a wealth of shore birds. We take you on an exclusive exploration trip into the heart of the reserve, to secret beaches, unparalleled floral splendour and/or to see ancient marine fossils of the animals that once inhabited this area.