Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve

Hartebeeskloof, Baardskeerdersbos - Overstrand, Gansbaai, Western Cape, 7220 , South Africa | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Gansbaai

My great white encounter

A travel blog entry by natleith


... generally a bad idea to eat porridge before getting on a boat, I was convinced i wouldn't vomit I had taken all the meds I could but let me tell you THEY DIDNT WORK! After wrestling into a wet freezing wetsuit, Finally the cage was dropped into the water it's a massive cage that fits 6 people in at one time and it was on! They spotted a few sharks right at the start and we rotated through the cage in quick succession so we could all catch a glimpse, when I ...


A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


... a shark body was pressed up against the bars and his lashing tail was shaking the cage, though, panic set in. I worried (completely unnecessarily) about having some rogue body part sticking outside of the cage. It was a total thrill, though, and utterly awesome to get so close to the great white shark.

As we dried off and started to warm up in the sun (fortunately, it was a warm, sunny day), the boat headed back to Gansbaai, where hot drinks and lasagna awaited us. ...

Day 30 - Jonah(s) and NO Whale.............Nearly

A travel blog entry by simonannals


... our refund. As we entered the hut, the girl we had been speaking to all week, greeted us with "You two are Jonas". Thank you, make us feel better why don't you! She then told us that only about twice each season do they ever have to abort trips. OK, fair point then! Having decided that whale watching just wasn't meant to be, we hit the road to Gansbaai, hopefully to go shark cage diving tomorrow. 45 minutes later we were in Gansbaai, ...

Jaws Right in Front of Me

A travel blog entry by quest_of_a_foxe


... I yanked my hand away from the front of the cage, but it was awesome to be that close to the great whites mouth. After that, the diving was over and we headed back into port where we had lunch and watched the video from the day. After lunch I went to head back to the Bed and Breakfast but my car wouldn't start. SHOOT, I forgot to turn off the headlights on this little tiny hyundai and the battery was dead. I got a jump from the dive master and then was off ...

The Weekend's Adventures! ... and Cecil :)

A travel blog entry by callent


... and viruses and where they live and what can happen when they spread. We then did a demonstration with paint to show that when someone coughs or sneezes in their hand that it can spread to many different people even if they didn’t come in contact with the person that actually sneezed to begin with. Along with that, Jen demonstrated the proper way to use hand sanitizer and we donated a few bottles to the school to hopefully help decrease the spread of illnesses ...

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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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