Why is this behaviour of the humpbacks considered a mystery? Really beats me. In my last conversation with the leader of a rather large travel group of whales, he told me frankly and straightforward they love South Africa’s Cape region for the same reasons it became such a beloved tourist hotspot during the last 20 years: Natural beauty, good food, fine wine, perfect weather, nice people and rather low cost of living. Not to mention, security and safety (which is somehow rather important for whales) and last but not least, unrivaled FREEDOM!
So, there’s your explainification.