Arabella Hotel and Spa
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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, ...
... safe than sorry.
Friday was set to a be total wash out with heavy rain predicted for most of the day. This meant there was no work to be done on the farm. I had happened to mention to Andries that I worked in a winery in New Zealand and I really enjoyed it, so he arranged for me to spend a day in the cellar at Paul Cluver's winery. The winery is right next door to the Kromco packhouse and Paul himself is on Kromco's board. It was ...
... underwater seeking them out – and she was the one that wasn’t sure if she wanted to even do it to begin with! But after being out on the water next to Seal Island where 50,000 seals live – and smell and speak like sheep – for 3 hours we ended up seeing 7 different great white sharks, multiple times, a hammer head shark, a sun fish (which looked like a shark because if its fin), some dolphins, a lot of jelly fish, and many other fish/water creatures. It was ...
... 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 ...