Shelley Point, covering an area of 150 hectares stretches from Stompneusbaai in the east, Shell Bay to the north and looks back over Golden Mile to the west. The strandveld it consists of is home to many species: Angulate Tortoises, Guineafowl and Cape Spurfowl, Steenbok and Cape Mongoose – not to mention the threatened African Black Oystercatcher who nests in the beds of washed-up mussel shells. These waters are home to the Heaviside’s Dolphin, endemic along Southern Africa’s West Coast.
Visitors also have the chance to watch Southern Right Whales mate and calve during breeding season – which peaks in December. A gem in any nature lover’s language and one we hope you’ll discover, delight in and respect and protect.