Whalesong Lodge

83 Cliff Street, Gansbaai, Western Cape, 7220, South Africa | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $139.00

Travel Blogs from Gansbaai

My great white encounter

A travel blog entry by natleith


... is when the first victim fell promptly assisting with her own version of chum. I was practicing all those techniques I have learnt as a nurse breathe through your nose, long slow breaths, what ever you do don't smell! And luckily it was working, just. As the waves continued to hit us more and more mostly us females were assisting with our version of chum, the crew were having a great laugh at us all at one point there were 6 of us leaning over the side at ...


A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


... body-incontrollably-shivering 52 degrees Fahrenheit), and saw five sharks--two of them right up next to the cage, thrashing and slamming their bodies into the cage as they wrestled with the fish head that the boat crew dangled in the water. It was awesome to see both underwater and above water. Great whites are really big and powerful (or, if you prefer, UNCHALLENGED MASTERS OF ALL THEY SURVEY). I didn't think I would be that scared, and I wasn't when they swam by the ...

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

A travel blog entry by simonannals


... lurch forward out to sea until we hit a massive wave and the whole boat was airborne and crashed back down with an almighty bang. We were loving it, but other passengers were screaming and I saw Ken on his radio. He then made the inevitable announcement that it was too rough and he would have to abort the trip and give us all a full refund. Gutted, but it was probably a sensible decision. Back in the harbour Jackie and I raced to be one of the 1st ...

Jaws Right in Front of Me

A travel blog entry by quest_of_a_foxe


... so I pretty much say that I got to High-Five a great white. I took a picture of this shark as well with the bait in hand and then as it was swimming away. After this event everyone was pumped and cheering because it was so awesome. About 5 minutes later another shark jumps a few feet out of the water and bites onto the bait line swimming at the cage again. This time the mouth was right in the view port where my hand was. This was the only time during the ...

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

A travel blog entry by callent


... the kids. It was very cool to see the excitement and joy on the kid’s faces for just some simple school supplies. Throughout the day they kept running up to us asking when they were going to get them – they didn’t understand that we already gave them to the principle to disperse to the classes. After the assembly, we began our first lesson to a class filled with about 30 7th graders, boys and girls. Corey and Tim explained to them the different types ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 83 Cliff Street, Gansbaai, is near Drostdy Museum, Bontebok National Park, White Shark Diving Tours, and Unreal Dive Expeditions.
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