Cape Town - Foreign travellers Googling 'South Africa wildlife' must think this country is paradise. And here's a secret... it is.
If you thought Rudyard Kipling's tale 'The Elephant's Child', which tells the story of how elephants came to have long trunks, was a fable, for example, SA will prove you wrong...
WATCH: That's my nose! Herd rushes to the rescue after croc grabs hold of elephant's trunk
And if you think it's only Ariel from The Little Mermaid who can swim with wild marine animals... SA will show you otherwise again.
ALSO SEE: WATCH: Pod of over 60 humpback whales spotted in Cape Town waters
New video footage captured by Mike Kirk gives a real-life account of what it's like to surf with dolphins in Durban.
The incredible footage, showing a massive pod of dolphins beneath the water and surfing the waves up top, was captured at Umdloti Beach on 12 April.
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Dolphins have been particularly active in SA's Indian Ocean the past couple of weeks.
And although the beaching of 38 common dolphins between Sundays River Mouth and Woody Cape in Algoa Bay two weeks ago has remained a mystery to wildlife authorities, it seems there are plenty more fish in the sea...
SEE: Mass dolphin stranding in Algoa Bay remains a mystery - SANParks
Video footage shared to Netwerk24 by Raggy Charters in Port Elizabeth show a massive pod of dolphins being their cheery selves... frolicking in the waters, enjoying the delicious catch-of-the-day.
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