Children will  be delighted by these illustrated books available from the Save Our Seas Shark Centre in Kalk Bay!


Nicole in the Surf is my Turf

Nicole in the Surf is my Turf by Lulu & Tee is the true story about Nicole, the Great White Shark which caused quite a stir after being tagged in South African waters, and then, to everyone’s amazement, she was tracked swimming in Western Australia. The trip of more than 11 000 kilometres took only 99 days for this 3.8 metre shark. Remarkably six months later she was observed back in South Africa.  Read this book to find out about Nicole’s big day out fishing…


This book was created by two Kommetjie mums: Lulu and Tee. It was written by Linda “Lulu” Fellowes and illustrated by Theresa “Tee” Acker.


Princess of the Seashore

Princess of the Seashore is the first in an edutainment series for children – and their parents. This book tells the tale of Vicky, a young girl who discovers a mermaid called Penelope while exploring a rockpool. Vicky is transformed temporarily into a mermaid and the two girls set off on an adventure in the sea meeting a variety of sea creatures on the way.


Story by Linda Vaux, Pictures by NL Green



All the Way to the Ocean

All the Way to the Ocean is an uplifting story about two best friends, Isaac and James, and their discovery of the cause and effect relationship between our cities’ storm drains and the world’s oceans, lakes and rivers. It is sure to inspire both young and adult readers alike and teach a timeless life lesson – if we all do our part, a cleaner, safer environment is indeed within our reach.


Story by Joel Harper, Illustrated by Marq Spusta, Forward by Laird Hamilton.


Where to buy the books?

These books are available for purchase at the Save Our Seas Shark Centre in Kalk Bay.

The aim of the Shark Centre is to encourage the conservation and awareness of sharks and marine life in the False Bay area through public educational programmes and ongoing scientific research. More information is available at:

The Shark Centre is open daily to the general public, Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm and on Saturdays during summer months from 10am to 3pm. The Shark Centre will however be closed between 17 December 2012 and 6 January 2013. Visitors to the Centre can expect to see small sharks and marine life in the aquarium, view marine documentaries and find out general shark and research information. For educational requests or enquiries, please contact Paul Millar or T: 021 788 6694.


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