Join us as we celebrate the visit of the famous Dr Sylvia Earle , a world-renown marine conservationist and National Geographic's explorer-inresidence to the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot.

While a great deal of international recognition is being given to the global Hope Spot programme, that aim of our Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot celebration is to join hands to inform and enable South Africans to be able to make wise decisions with regards to the use of our oceans resources into the future.

We aim to empower all South Africans to create their own hope – beginning in this core area known at the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot.



The Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot , which stretches for 200kms from Rooi Els to Quoin Point in the Western Cape, is unique in its combination of rich and abundant biodiversity, spectacular scenery and cultural heritage.  


What is a Hope Spot?
Covering over 70% of Earth’s surface, oceans represent the largest habitat on the planet.  They contain 99% of available living space and provide homes for more than 50% of all known species.

What's happening on market Square from the 6 - December 2014? Program?
we celebrate the visit of the famous Dr Sylvia Earle, a world-renown marine conservationist and National Geographic's explorer-inresidence to the Cape Whale Coast Hope Spot.

Who is Dr. Sylvia Earl?
world renowned marine conservationist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, believes that we are “…in a sweet spot in time”.  A time when we are equipped with the knowledge and technology to protect the oceans, Continue reading

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