While the boat-based whale watching (SABBWWA) further south is mostly of southern right whales, the whale most seen up here off the KwaZulu-Natal coast is the musical humpback whale that has possibly the most haunting and beautiful song of any animal - swimming, walking, crawling or flying. Ensure you take a trip with a licenced SABBWWA operator so you can get up close and personal. Trips leave from Richards Bay, the only commercial harbour in Maputaland.