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Located just off the coast of Hout Bay in Cape Town, in a treacherous section of coastline, is a small rocky island that juts out above the water and is the home of a large colony of Cape fur seals. This island is called Duiker Island and the origins of the name are unknown, however the word duiker is a Dutch word for diver.
Less than 0.5ha in size, Duiker Island is a refuge for Cape fur seals as the island is surrounded by thick underwater kelp forests where sharks rarely venture. The seal is able to safely breed on the island while sharks patrol the kelp forest edges. It is when the seal travels out into open water to feed that they are likely to encounter their chief predator and must then use their agility and wiles to avoid certain death. Seals are able to dive to depths of 200m and their diet consists... Show more
Guests escape the noise and bustle of lodges by opting to stay in either fully self-catering or bed and breakfast cottages. Self-catering cottages are a home away from home and come fully equipped with everything guests need. Most self catering cottages also come with a cleaning service, Dstv, and a private patio/entertainment area. Guests who opt for bed and breakfast cottages enjoy their own private patio/entertainment area, luxury amenities, Dstv, and cleaning service. There is often a small kitchenette, if guests wish to do a little cooking, and a relaxing lounge area. Cottages are ideal for families, small groups of friends and couples wishing for a more private retreat.