Africa's original wild dolphin encounter!
Volunteer and Internship Stays
Wild Dolphin Encountours and Retreats
Whale Encountours July to October
We are a culture of carer’s and creators who prove that ethical & educational marine mammal tourism can be achieved when merging both spirit and science. We feel that a close & moving experience with dolphins and whales in their own environment is the best way to conserve them for future generations.
We invite you to take the plunge, face your fears & experience something truly magical when coming face to face with sentient, non-human persons! The past two decades have been spent nurturing a friendship and creating opportunities for human dolphin encounters to take place that works within the realms of ‘conscious interaction’. We work with a gregarious, population of dolphins affectionately called the Dolphins of Ponta who find home in the coastal shallows of the Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Reserve which borders iSimangaliso World Heritage Site within the Lubumbo Transfrontier Conservation Area of South Africa & Mozambique.
We specialise in creating a safe space for intimate encounters to take place with wild dolphins while contributing to their wellbeing. We are happiest when we are out in the field, checking in on our finned friend’s and are deeply committed to our role in protecting their environment. Through our research & conservation arm DolphinCareAfrica, we have collected and maintained a longterm data set and have historical records by means of images and video archived with over 8000 entries and ~250 individuals catalogued. Lineage has been tracked on resident females, some as far as 5 generations….
We offer packaged dolphin and whales encounters and make use of the many lodges and holiday homes in and around Ponta do Ouro.