This area of approximately 200 km of coastline spans from Rooi Els to Quoin Point, South Africa, and includes offshore islands. The region boasts a unique combination of rich biodiversity, spectacular scenery and cultural heritage. Mountains meet the sea through an intricate patchwork of estuaries, beaches and bays. Offshore, two major ocean currents merge as temperate south coast currents meet cold west coast upwellings. These nutrient-rich waters host the African penguin, great white shark, Cape fur seal, whales (humpback, Southern right and Bryde's) and dolphins (common, bottlenose and humpback) in addition to many endemic bird species.