Join the Ivanhoe team for a 2 hour trip from the harbor of Gansbaai and discover the site where the famous British iron paddle-wheel frigate HMS Birkenhead, weighing 1400 tons, was tragically lost off Danger Point. En-route you may catch sight of Walker bays big 5!
The Birkenhead has secured a place in history due to the gallantry of her men, who in the face of danger allowed the woman and children to escape in the boats before trying to save themselves.
“The Birkenhead Drill – Woman and Children First.”
What you should bring
Warm clothes (even in warm weather). Cap/Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Camera, Video Camera, Binoculars, ect.
What you can expect to see
- Danger Point
- Where HMS Birkenhead went down
- Marine Mammals
- Marine Birdlife
You may also see
- Dolphins, Cape Fur Seals
- Bryde’s & Humpback Whales
- Minke & False Killer Whales
- Sharks & The African Penguin