Kleinzee Oceanfront Guesthouse
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... That's where the sharks hang out. At this time of year the sharks like to be in the shallows just off the coast. So after getting fitted for wetsuits and having some breakfast, we got on a boat and headed towards a common anchoring spot. Unfortunately, it was very windy so it was kind of rough on the boat and we got tossed around quite a bit. BUT that did not stop us from getting up close and personal with an amazing predator! Once we were stopped, the ...
... be honest, only about 12 of us looked really delicious and side note: the crew was extremely delicious looking). Interrupting my thoughts on if sharks consider humans to be a sushi-esk delicacy or just breakfast, the captains calls up, "who's next?" Without any delay, I raise my hand and confidentially say, "We are!" Therese gives me a side eye and almost pushes me off the boat.
Ignoring the growing sense of sea sickness, we climb down from atop to go put on ...
... the cage, if you puke, puke on the side of the boat the cage is not on, all important things. So out we head there had been big storms for the last 3 days so the water was quite choppy we jetted out for about 30 minutes to the back of an island where we dropped anchor and they began to chum, so chumming for those who don't know is a mix of fish oil, fish blood and cut up fish, basically the worst smell in the world when you are feeling slightly queasy ...
... clustered together in one central complex when the town was designed in the mid-1700s. The museum focused mostly on the Dutch East India Company's administration and residences in the 1700s, but it also featured a mid-19th century house and gardens that showed the very comfortable life of a middle-class Swellendam farmer in the 1800s.
We wandered around town for a little longer, ate lunch at a cafe in town, then visited the very picturesque Dutch Reformed Church ...
... were also told that this was normally the size of shark we’d see, with the biggest maybe being 3m as the larger more mature sharks don’t go for such small prey. The largest great white shark eve caught being 6.4m in Australia, 6.3m in SA! Scary stuff.
So into the cage the first 5 went, all shrieking with how cold the water was! The must have been in there for a good 20 minutes, with about 5 sharks spottings, one of which did completely ...