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Travel Blogs from Hermanus
... in the small community. At L'Agulhas Point there was a lighthouse that was being renovated, the sign on the beach and a very small gift shop. I couldn't even find a nice refrigerator magnet or souvenir there or anything in their small town.
After a few photo ops on the beach we headed for Stelllenbosch which is the wine capital of that region. The distance is about 200 kms/124 miles and took about 3 hours in commute traffic. ...
... and viruses and where they live and what can happen when they spread. We then did a demonstration with paint to show that when someone coughs or sneezes in their hand that it can spread to many different people even if they didn’t come in contact with the person that actually sneezed to begin with. Along with that, Jen demonstrated the proper way to use hand sanitizer and we donated a few bottles to the school to hopefully help decrease the spread of illnesses ...
... br> In the hostel I noticed a special offer advertising white water rafting for only R300 (£20) for one day only so I jumped at it. What they didn’t tell me was that we would be using two-person rafts, so more like an inflatable canoe and I wasn’t too confident about making out to the other side, but it was too late to turn back.
My fears were well-founded though when I repeatedly got stuck on the rapids and finally succumbed ...
... rocky shore line, whale watching. We were lucky to have mostly sunny weather during our stay in Hermanus, which was a welcome change from Cape Town. After a late night dinner, we made our way back to our guest house to get ready for our departure back to Cape Town the following day. I knew that I would dearly miss the views and hospitality and breakfasts provided by our hosts (during our stay in Hermanus)... but mostly the hair dryer! Four days was just not enough.
... on so I will. In the townships (which I would have in the past also referred to as a slum) there are a few childcare creches around where the children can go through the day. They get porridge for breakfast, a snack and lunch and a very small amount of education which is mainly creative like making cards or singing. I think mine is called Sunrise though I'm not 100 percent sure. A few of the other volunteers have asked me whether the children here are better or worse ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool