Arabella Hotel and Spa

R44 Kleinmond, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7195, South Africa | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $162.00
 

Travel Blogs from Hermanus

Day 16 - Beautiful Coast Side Drive To Hermanus

A travel blog entry by nancy.peter

9

... stops and we saw folks with their cameras and binoculars so we stopped as well. Indeed, we saw whales at a distance.

We were anxious to get to Hermanus and when we arrived there were a lot of people by the beach. It was the last day of the Whale Festival that started last Thursday. The first thing we did was head to the "I" Information Office so we could arrange for a whale watching boat tour. They were ...

Facing the Great Whites

A travel blog entry by adventurejunkie

10

... water, holding our breathe as we watch the most amazing and dangerous creature swim by within a few feet. This shark is so close that I find myself resisting the urge to reach out and touch it as it glides by.... But I don't as I quickly remember this thing can take my arm off if I do. Isaiah is feeling better now and decides to go in the water with Tim.... I am so proud of his courage at his age. After a few hours of sharks, they take us ...

Hermanus

A travel blog entry by tomrc86

11

... do not seem to be staying in the same place, waiting.

Once we reached the designated spot in the sea the crew threw out their bait and we started the waiting game. We could expect to wait up to an hour before seeing anything and the whole boat watched in silence. I think we all played the Jaws theme in our heads. The first Great White appeared half an hour later but she was ‘only’ 3.5 metres long. Another soon appeared and a ...

Swimming w sharks!

A travel blog entry by burkeandcindy

26

... on a rope as well as a seal shaped decoy. The sharks actually go for the decoy more than the fish. After about 30 min they came. All sharks behave differently. Some are fast, some are slow, some jump, some are shy, some are aggressive. We saw all types of behaviors. Once several were surrounding us people jumped into their wetsuits and got into the cage. The sharks actually hear the heartbeats and get more active! This is winter and it is not warm by any ...

Great White Shark Cage Diving

A travel blog entry by evelyncurry

9

... 5 others. The staff were attracting the sharks with buckets of fish blood and entrails poured into the water around the boat and cage. A rope with several fish heads attached to the end was continually thrown into the water and dragged across the front of the cage. There was also a foam board the size of a seal pup with a large shark mouth bite taken out of it, which was also on a rope to attract sharks. All these enticing methods worked if ...

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