Big 5 Sea Safari - Croc Tour, Pizza & Beer!


Big 5 Sea Safari Trips Take Place when Southern Right Whale number have dropped due to their migration - Nov / May we make your visit to Gansbaai a day to remember with our out of Main Whale Season Combo Special!

Join the Ivanhoe team for what will undoubtedly be a memorable 2hr Big 5 Sea Safari.  Our goal is to target Walker Bays Big 5, Whales, Dolphin, Seals, Penguin and Marine Birds.

We depart from the harbor of Gansbaai and cruise along the scenic route passing the cliffs of De Kelders and De Platt Beach.  Observe the stunning coast line, contrasting white beach's with the blue skies and chameleon waters that stretch for miles from Gansbaai to Hermanus, we then set course and head out into the middle of the bay in search of our Marine Big 5.

Bottlenose Dolphin are often seen on our trips and if we are lucky enough to encounter a school this is the time to grab the Zoom lens as Dolphins love to entertain and it’s a photographer’s paradise.

On our return to Gansbaai harbour we pay more attention to Danger point, this is often where we find the resident Bryde's whales of the area.

Bryde’s whales are hunters and feed on wide variety of fish, mackerel is common to the waters as well as planktonic, crustaceans, and cephalopods.

Bryde's whales have an upright, falcate dorsal fin that is up to 46.25 cm (18.21 in) in height, averages 34.4 cm (13.5 in), and is usually between 30 and 37.5 cm (11.8 and 14.8 in).  It is often frayed or ragged along its rear margin and located about two-thirds of the way along the back.

On your Big 5 Sea Safari our crew will educate you on all aspects of Marine life, with a qualifying Marine Biologist and a Skipper with over 15yrs experience there is a wealth of knowledge for you to tap.  No trip is the same and we can never guarantee what you will see, we hope to spot our local Marine Big 5, but there is also so much more Marine mammal and bird life on offer.  It's an avid photographers dream!

African Nile Crocodile Tour (45Mins) + Pizza & Beer - All year round


Get up close and personal with the crocodiles - Upgrade to a Dive if you wish to get even closer!

All our crocs were born in captivity in the Western Cape, fed well and lay in the sun all day!

The Croc centre boast's 5 of the largest Nile crocodiles in the Overberg!

  • Croc Tour Start on the hour from 11am to 4pm
  • Guide Tour - English Speaking
  • Booking in advance is advisable
  • Children 6 - 12 must be accompanied by an adult
  • PIZZA and BEER included after your Tour

Afrikanos is situated within the beautiful lush Birkenhead area just outside the world famous Gansbaai, enriched with natural greenery, fynbos, ocean and history and just 8mins Drive from the Harbour of Gansbaai!

Map and directions to the Croc Centre - Click Here!

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