Dolphin-Tour, Port Elisabeth

To watch Dolphins is a “Must do” of South Africa. And Plettenberg Bay is a great place to do so. They have an very unusual launch method known as the “dolly trailer system”, where the passengers remain on the boat while it is pushed into the sea. It is kind like a roller coaster ride and the way how you get back on the beach is even more exciting, full speed towards the beach and pray no one gets in your way! On the three hour boat tour we saw hundreds of dolphins, jumping out of the water and mating around. It was beautiful to see those peaceful creatures in their natural habit. We also tried to see whales, since their season had just started, but unfortunately no Moby Dick showed up. We finished the boat-ride with a visit at the robe-colony at the Robberg peninsula.

I left Plettenberg Bay after the amazing dolphin tour and took the bus to Port Elisabeth. I didn’t use the Baz-Bus this time since a normal Bus looked cheaper, but after my arrival in Port Elisabeth I had to pay another 40 Rand for the taxi- to get to my hostel, the PE Backpackers, which equalised my savings. At night I went bowling with an English couple (guess what, on an around the world trip for one year…) and Peter, a guy from the Czech republic who was running the hostel as part of his pratical training. I also booked a tour to the Addo Elephant park for the very next, to keep me busy and not waist to much time just hanging around on the beach or at the hostel.