During my time in South Africa, I had a chance to experience the Marine Big 5.

It has always been my dream to see whales in their natural habitat and finally being able to see them was a moment I will never forget. I woke up at the crack of dawn at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve to the sounds of birds chirping and a beautiful pink and purple painted sky outside my window.

After meeting a few other guests in the lobby, we were driven five minutes down the street to the coast of Gansbaai where we would get our briefing and board the boat in hopes to see some whales. I can’t even begin to describe to you how magical that morning was. I felt like I was in a National Geographic film, it was unreal. So in hopes to give you the same experience, I captured some of my experience on video. I apologize in advance for the shaky clips, but filming with a rocky boat can prove to be a bit of a challenge ;)

 

Want to learn more about the Big Marine 5? Check out this infographic below and get inspired to see them for yourself!


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