Birkenhead House & Villa

Cnr of 7th Avenue & 11th Street, Hermanus, Western Cape, 7200, South Africa | 5 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by shamiandlauren


... the chum source straight to their boat. Once they left, it was non stop jaws'! The great whites got unbelievably close. It was so amazing to see. The shark cage holds 8 people and we stayed in the cage for about 5-6 shark passes. Never thought we would be eye to eye with a great white. The water was absolutely freezing though. It takes your breath away getting in and I got a mouth full of chum sea water. Yum We got back ...

Bad Samaritans

A travel blog entry by alexobt

... car, shaking my fist and cursing them unto the 7th traffic lights. On the other, my obvious patheticness perhaps helped me secure several lifts faster than usual, and I managed to get to Hermanus (of whale-watching fame) in very decent time.
The whales were not forthcoming this afternoon as I waited on the cold cliffs with the other hopeful tourists clutching binoculars and cameras with lenses as long as my leg. I remain hopeful for tomorrow ...

Teaching at school and weekend adventures :)

A travel blog entry by beccablack2012


... 15 guys involved in the whole thing with club tunes blaring and getting everyone pumped up for the jump. I have to say I couldn’t believe how little you are attatched by! You are strapped into a body harness before you cross the bridge and I assumed that that was for extra security than just your feet but the harness is only to pull you back up! You literally have pads around each ankle then the guy does a figure of eight and a couple of other twists with a rope and ...

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life..

A travel blog entry by beccablack2012


... arriving the first shark arrives and the boys race downstairs to get ready. (I have never seen wet-suits go on that fast). I was determined to get in fast but In a classic case of ''You muppett Becca" I put the wet-suit on back to front and missed the first tank. I was so worried that that one shark was all we'd see but they just kept arriving. Being in the cage was surreal, it was actually much more flimsy that I'd imagined but as the expert said - the sharks ...

We say goodbye to you dear Zambia! And hello RSA!

A travel blog entry by eandfgapyah


... some shopping (don't worry mum, I didn't buy anything, be proud!) and generally soak up the city's chilled atmosphere. We also maanged to do something we both have been wanting to do for sometime, SEE THE LATEST HARRY POTTER MOVIE, I know, not exactly 'Africa' but we really wanted to see it (our opinion: very good, slightly sad about some parts of the book being missing, but overall a fantastic watch).

It was here that we also met Cazzie and ...

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