A southern elephant seal has made the beach his home while moulting.
“It is such an honour to have such a special visitor to False Bay,” Animal Ocean founder Steve Benjamin said in a blog post on the company’s website.
“The southern elephant seal that is resting on Fish Hoek beach is well known and fast becoming a true Capetonian. The seal, known as ‘Buffel’ to the researchers who tagged him, has caused a bit of intrigue to the local beachgoers.
“I went down to see for myself and found Buffel happily resting in the dunes. I chatted to people in the area and it become clear that some info needed to be shared on the local community groups about this animal.”