The Bluff in Durban has been officially accredited as one of the first Whale Heritage Sites, along with Harvey Bay in Australia.

The heritage site starts from Maritime Museum and Wilson’s Wharf, going South around the harbour to Cuttings, Bluff. This area includes the whole Bluff, Bayhead, Umbilo South, Clairwood, Jacobs, Wentworth, Merebank and Merewent. As one of the main enclosing elements of the Bay of Natal, the Bluff Headland has extraordinary geographical, environmental and historical significance.

The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is very excited about this wonderful news and congratulates the city of Durban, for the hard work that put into receiving the accolade, for being an outstanding whale watching destination and for leading the way in responsible and sustainable tourism.