Birkenhead House & Villa
Travel Blogs from Hermanus
... for a place to stay. We gave the woman our price range and she found a place for us. We noticed quite a few guest houses with an ocean view, but decided to go ahead with our booking since we were only there for the night.
As we arrived at Rochester Guest House, our host Francois Jones was at the gate to let us in. He and his son Matthew warmly greeted us. They gave us a very nice room on the first ...
... moment. I wanted to cry. He had the biggest smile on his face and he started kissing the ball. I didn’t think that I would get much of a reaction and especially not like that. I was so excited that he wanted and liked it! As he was holding it, he looked at me and said that him and his grandkids will cherish it. Just the littlest, simplest thing made his day – and mine. I think it will be very hard for me now to take for granted the little things in life when I return home to America. ...
... and got its jaws caught in the mesh right in front of my face and shook the cage so much we thought it was going to break off and we’d float away. Luckily its teeth detached and it moved on.
I saw the raw power of the Great Whites from very close up and although I always respected them, I am no longer irrationally afraid of them. Of course I’m still afraid of them, but at least now I can swim in the sea without a constant ...
... and the muscles as they turned. Several times one would jump straight out of the water after the decoy or bait. Soon we got out and let others in. We decided to go again. After a cheese sandwich, Burke and I jumped back into the water. It was defiantly colder the second time! one of the sharks actually hit the cage this time. It's tail came into the cage, right in my face!! It was crazy! Once everyone got the fill we drove the boat down shark alley past seal ...
Walk on the beach at Wilderness Stopped at Dolphin Point to see the ocean and the bridge and train across the pass. Victoria Bay for a walk along the quaint beachfront and a coffee. Cats in the beach, a rock swimming pool and cliffs. Took an alternate route to Hermanus passing ostrich farms where we saw people herding flocks of them. Also lots of sheep and lambs. A quick walk along the rocky foreshore at Gouritzmond. A lovely swimming pool made from the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet