Arabella Hotel and Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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Travel Blogs from Hermanus
... the boat and no breathing apparatus is required- you grip a handle until a spotter gives you the order to hold your breath, push yourself under, and get face-to-face with a shark. We tried all of the local shark 'diving' companies but they all do pretty much the same thing- apparently in this area scuba is pointless because the visibility is poor even at shallow depths and surface lures like chum, and fish heads on a rope are needed to ensure sightings. "Bobbing For Sharks" ...
... we enjoyed a festival on behalf of the whales and did the famious whale watching. After Hermanus, there we took the drive to Gansbaai for the Shark Cage Diving. Next we continued the long way to Wilderness, staying the night in the beach front, enjoying beautiful views of beach and forest. Wilderness was actually a stop on our way to the famious Plattenberg bay, the place of all extreme activities. One day i watched my friend and ...
It was a very scenic drive, (which to be honest was the more interesting part of the trip). When we got there, it was quite windy, which was ok, it has given a bit of atmosphere to the area. We walked to the split where the two oceans meet, had a look around and left.
All in all if one has anything better to do, then do it. Personally I would have not missed a lot by not visiting Cape AGHULAS. But that’s ...
... right now in Walker Bay just outside our window. The first thing we saw from the room was one of these giant leviathans breaching straight up out of the sea just a short distance off shore. These whales are huge, some exceeding 55' (18m) and weighing over 120,000 lbs. They are among the largest living things on earth. I learned that only great blue whales, fin whales and sperm ...
it was a tame night, a couple ciders and we called it.
day seven: thursday
we litrally woke up to whale watching--shut the front door, that's not even normal.
ash, brye and i trekked down to the point cliff to watch sunrise at 645a, it was the most beautiful sunrise by far in africa, possibly that i've ever seen. also, my toes almost froze off and jared pretty much missed the best part of the trip because he was sleeping in.