Arabella Hotel and Spa
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- Minbar in room
- Tennis Court
- Airport Transportation
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Travel Blogs from Hermanus
... cruel and disruptive. But I don't really see the harm. No sharks are harmed and it's right next to where they can chomp on delicious seals.
Anyway, after 15 minutes or so of the chumming, we don our suits and get in. Man, it's cold! I rented an underwater camera on impulse and got a few good underwater shots. But we realized later that because we had such a clear, sunny day, we could see better on ...
... Jock the staffy, his two fat cat friends, and Hayley the very friendly receptionist. She did however ruin our buzz by telling us our booked in shark diving trip for tomorrow was cancelled due to big swells (not her fault!). We had to spend most of the afternoon re-planning our route! With that news aside and a plan B semi sorted we went for a walk into the town hoping to see a whale or two. Firstly, ...
... have walked around them about 10 times before finally deciding what to eat, settling on a delicious mushroom kebab with about 7 different mushroom varieties, an empanada, a local ale and a bag of my favourite new snack, biltong. The rest of the market is mostly fashion with local designers setting up stalls. The clothes are beautiful but certainly not cheap! Window shopping for me. That afternoon I visited the Slave Lodge Museum to learn about the history of slavery ...
... was about to overpower our bodies. We might have had to drag Cecil out of the van to eat with us, but he finally did join us and I was very happy. He told us about his wife and how they have been married for 31 years and also how they have 4 boys and even 3 grandchildren! I had no idea about his life thus far but I could see him being an amazing father and grandfather. For lunch, everyone had something different. I had a ham, tomato, and cheese sandwich with of course more ...
... ocean, rocks, harbour, whale museum and tourist spots. We were lucky enough to watch a whale which I thought we were too late for as the season finishes in November. A Xhosa man started talking to us in Afrikaans explaining the whale. He was a very interesting man who was born in the Transkei and has travelled around. I was amazed at how much Afrikaans I understand but not that great at speaking ...