Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve

Hartebeeskloof, Baardskeerdersbos - Overstrand, Gansbaai, Western Cape, 7220 , South Africa | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on Hartebeeskloof, Baardskeerdersbos - Overstrand, Gansbaai, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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    Travel Blogs from Gansbaai

    Day 5 : Shark!

    A travel blog entry by cyann.samson on Aug 07, 2014

    ... fin her name was Groot skoonheid which in Afrikaans means Great Beauty known for her size and her peaceful nature she was one of the largest whites known in the area. We were eager to get in the water and when we did the view was amazing, the deep water seemed to continue forever and a dark shark was emerging from the deep slowly, the shark swam slowly up to the bait just meters in front of the cage, as the shark swam closer I ...

    Try not to look delicious

    A travel blog entry by rita_d on Jul 12, 2014

    2 comments, 19 photos

    ... hmm... perhaps we are about to become the chum for the sharks and the joke is on us) and we take off on a very bumpy, tossing and turning ride out to sea. At this point I have the Gilligan's Island theme song stuck in my head but it is a mash-up with Jaws. This is not a calming feeling I am creating. Birds were flying next to our boat the whole way and I was trying to remember what the captains on Deadliest Catch said about this. Is this good luck or bad? I choose to ...


    A travel blog entry by bakkepackers on Mar 12, 2014

    33 photos

    ... the Republic of Swellendam. Disgruntled farmers took issue with Dutch East India Company rule in the late 1700s, perceiving it as incompetent and disconnected from the realities of their life far from the coast. So they declared independence in 1795, and did just fine until the British showed up and took over the whole Cape region a few months later. That was the end of the short-lived Republic of Swellendam.

    Swellendam has made a sort of living history ...

    A Whale Of A Birthday!!!

    A travel blog entry by timandnomes on Sep 29, 2012

    2 comments, 29 photos

    ... a couple in 2000 (George and Bubbles) for kids at risk. They care for 18 kids 24/7 in their home and also run a school for the disadvantaged and deprived and a creche as well as giving loads into the local community. It’s what we were really longing for to help at and bless and they need all the help they get. George and Bubbles work so hard there non stop and struggle always for finances and provision just relying on prayer. It’s ...

    Jaws: Up Close & Personal

    A travel blog entry by kristinrust on Oct 30, 2011

    9 comments, 5 photos

    ... is not too great, maybe ten feet, but you certainly get an eyeful. I actually wanted to reach out and pet it.

    This is non-stop for 20 minutes or so down in the cage. I don’t think I blinked once. I have no idea what the temperature was, I imagine pretty cold. But between the wet suit and being hopped up on the thrill of it all, being cold was the last thing on my mind. Any adjective or adverb I come ...