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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
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For a more down to earth experience there are guest houses. Less expensive than hotels, they offer a more homey environment, as well as more privacy. Converted from a private house it’s a much gentler environment and for those with furry friends, there are also pet friendly options. They are usually well situated with shops and places of interest nearby. Being so small it offers a much more personal and intimate attention to it’s upkeep, leaving you with a more polished and homely experience.