Terms of Use

Welcome to the Plettenberg Bay Whale Heritage Area website. By accessing and using this website, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions. If you do not agree with these terms, please refrain from using the site.

  1. Purpose of the Website: This website is designed to provide information about the Plettenberg Bay Whale Heritage Area, its conservation efforts, and related activities.
  2. User Responsibilities: You are responsible for using this website in a manner consistent with all applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
  3. Prohibited Activities: You may not engage in any activities that could harm the website, its content, or its functionality, or violate the rights of other users.
  4. Age Restrictions: Users of this website must be of legal age to use it, or use it under the supervision of a legal guardian.
  5. Updates and Modifications: The website’s content and terms may change without notice. It is your responsibility to review these terms regularly.
  6. Governing Law and Jurisdiction: These terms are governed by the laws of South Africa, and any disputes shall be resolved in the appropriate courts.

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, and protect your personal information. By using this website, you consent to the practices described herein.

  1. Data Collection: We may collect personal information, including names and email addresses, for the purpose of responding to inquiries or providing information about the Plettenberg Bay Whale Heritage Area.
  2. Data Protection: We are committed to safeguarding your data. We will not sell or share your personal information with third parties without your consent, except as required by law.
  3. User Rights: You have the right to access, correct, or request the deletion of your personal information. Contact us at info@plettwhaleheritage.co.za for any inquiries or requests.
  4. Cookies: Our website may use cookies or tracking technologies. You can manage your cookie preferences using your browser settings.


The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, and should not be considered, legal, medical, financial, or professional advice. We make every effort to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information, but we make no warranties or guarantees regarding the content’s completeness or suitability for any specific purpose.

The Plettenberg Bay Whale Heritage Area, its partners, and affiliates shall not be liable for any damages or losses resulting from the use of this website. Users are encouraged to seek professional advice or verify any critical information before making decisions based on the website’s content.

Who we are

Our website address is: https://plettwhaleheritage.co.za.


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If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.