Addo Elephant National Park goes cash free (with one exception)

Please note that cash is no longer accepted as a form of payment in Addo Elephant National Park. Clients are encouraged to make use of the speed-points (card payment system) in the Park. This is applicable to entrance/conservation fees, fuel station, activity bookings and accommodation payments. The independently run shop and restaurant will still accept […]

The Largest Humpback Migration to Date?

By Raggy Charters. All images by Lloyd Edwards of Raggy Charters What incredible cruises we have been having lately, the Humpback whales just never seem to end! We were out yesterday and spotted three humpback cow/calf pairs near the Bell Buoy in Algoa Bay. After spending our allotted 20 minutes in the area looking for […]

Tales from the bay: Long-beaked common dolphins steal the show in Algoa Bay

We called the liner up on the marine radio and told them to inform their guests of the turmoil that was unfolding 100 metres off their starboard bow. We followed the action for as much time as our permit conditions allowed and were treated to some amazing spectacles, wow! At one stage while they were on the move, the school was 3000 strong.

Caught on camera: Humpback whale breaches clear of the water

Raggy Charters recently hosted a marine safari of tour operators, scientists and members of the PE cetacean spotters group to get a closer look at the sub-adult humpback whales that have been spotted in the bay. And the sights that awaited them was the best display that Raggy Charters has seen in their 23 years! The same animal breached at least 50 times in a row . . .

Caught on camera: Sardine Run orca action

It is not often that orcas make an appearance on the annual Sardine Run, but when they do it brings the house down! Orcas, also known as killer whales, are actually not whales but belong to the dolphin family. These sleek black-and-white predators are super fast and hyper intelligent, making them one of the world’s deadliest predators.