Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... are selling all sorts of traditional African jewelry, woodwork, and all sort of other stuff. Then it was off to the airport. We flew from Livingstone to Johannesburg and then to Cape Town. Mom and dad and Karen were on one set of flights and Cortney, Erika, and I were on another. It was really weird because the flights were at the same time but were operated by different airlines and because we booked separately we ended up traveling separately. We arrived ...
... relies how big they really are, the fin alone was bigger than my head, Respect is something you should have for a creature of this magnitude, it was the perfect killing machine, with jaws which extended past its face, eyes which roll back to prevent injury, speed to chase even the fastest seals and sensors under its skin to sense vibrations, I had just come face to face with a Great White.
Whilst others were in the cage I also got ...
... as a sign of good. We finally arrive at our destination. All that surrounds us is water. The boat is rocking, my stomach is starting to churn and the first few of our diving mates are already over the side of the boat creating "chum" for the sharks. Determined not to be one of "those people", I throw a lollipop in my mouth (the captain said it would help) and climb to the top landing of the boat, so we can see the sharks swimming around us.
I found out later, ...
... 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 ...
... right whales visit Walker Bay from June through to December when the world’s only Whale Crier blows his kelp horn to alert the town when the whales are spotted. The whales use the sheltered bay to calf and it is not uncommon to see pods of 50 or more in the peak months, with whales occasionally coming as close as 50 metres to the cliffs. Highly recommended is the 'Hermanus Wine Wander' in the nearby beautiful Hemel and Aarde valley, which ...