Last Updated on December 20, 2021 by Kevin Agar
One of the things that Sandra likes is snorkelling. Having read up about South Africa she decided she wanted to visit Sheffield Beach area, on the Dolphin Coast, and take a look at the tidal pools.
We stayed at Bed and Breakfast by the Sea which had amazing views of the sea from a high elevation. It was very quiet and had great gardens which attracted a lot of birds. So here are a few shots from the garden.
This is an extreme crop as the bird was over 75 metres away but it was a new lifer
As said, Sandra wanted to snorkel in the tidal pools so we headed to the beach on several occasions and visited some of the most well known ones. She snorkelled in Chaka’s Rock Tidal Pool and Thompson’s Tidal Pool. She was very pleasantly surprised at the amount of life in the Pools, despite all the people walking and swimming in them, and the continual disturbance that caused. The coral seemed to be thriving which was a good sign.
Some of Sandra’s underwater photos
We explored this area from the quiet of Sheffield Beach to the more bustling holiday area of Ballito. No where was too busy and even at the weekend, the busiest time, it was still fairly quiet. Again, another area of South Africa well worth the visit.
We were informed by our hosts that we would definitely see dolphins from the B&B, and finally we were rewarded.
After several days it was time to move on again and our next stop was Underberg in the Drakenbergs. On the way we stopped at Umdloti Beach.
Sandra had another dip in the sea to do some snorkelling, and after the swim and then coffee, we continued on to Underberg.