Mozambique has one of the largest coastal reef systems known to man, boasting spectacular marine life.
Turtle Season - late November to early February. This is when leatherback and loggerhead turtles come to Bilene to lay their eggs. Both species are internationally protected and endangered. Green turtles are local and can be seen year round. The best place to view these magnificent creatures is from the cliff that overlooks "Turtle Bay". It an approximately a 20 minute walk down the beach from the lagoon mouth.
Whale Season - late May to early November. When the winter hits and the waters become colder in South Africa, humpback whales migrate to the warm waters off of Bilene to have their calves. This is the perfect time to spot whales, as the calves can not hold their breath very long and must surface for air regularly. If you are in luck, you may even see a mother carrying her newborn calf on her back above the water.
Seahorse Season - all year round. The lagoon in Bilene is renown for its seahorses. The local species is the Hippocampus Camelopardalis or Giraffe Seahorse. These species are also critically endangered.