Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
- Continental Breakfast
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... at 3:25am..... Needless to say this did not allow proper time for breakfast for Karen.... Luckily for us (not so much other people) they fed us a big breakfast when we got to the place. The restaurant was cool, it had a whale skeleton ...
... a very good sense of smell.
People who wanted to experience seeing the sharks up close were suited up with wetsuits, shoes, goggles and 20 kg weights around their waist.
A special steel cage floats on the surface of the water beside the boat. Eight divers, like us, can enter the water in the cage from the top and stand on a bar with heads above the water. At a given signal, we took a big breathe and sunk to the bottom of the 2 m cage and tucked our ...
... part, by far! We sat on the lower deck by the back, BAD idea! We got soaked! My hands were sore by the time the anchor dropped from holding on so tight to the boat and Jax. We didn't realize that they started chumming even before they dropped anchor (best sound I had heard all day). Everybody got suited up and it wasn't long until a shark arrived! Time to jump in the cage, well not me! I had no intentions of getting in the water. I have no regrets. I ...
... another side eye.
In the end, Therese does not actually hate me, nor was she that upset with me. I pushed her out of her comfort zone and have ruined her love of orange juice. Had she had a Dramamine, perhaps the trip would have gone a bit smoother. However, she is currently enjoying her new found appreciation for life.
Later that night, Therese asks if we can go on a horseback wine tasting tour. I say no, horses are scary and unpredictable. Another side eye is given. ...
... strapped lead-like weights to our waists, goggles on, and we were ready to climb in. The cage was made up of a long frame which could fit 8 in a row and we'd been instructed to hold on to the top, and keep our hands and feet inside. The top part for our heads while the sharks weren't close to the cage was kept afloat with a row of buoys. It was a little cold getting in but I was surprised how well the wet suits worked. It was only your hands that got ...