Hacklewood Hill Country House
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... Zulus, the Natal. For those who have read Wilbur Smith these names will conjure images of the Coutneys trekking and exploring, the movie Zulu and countless other novels and movies. A new bus met us....brand new it seems with all the bells and whistles. Very luxurious. A quick drive to the Protea Edward hotel, and old colonial style hotel right on the beach of Durban. We had a buffet dinner in a beautiful ...
... they really aren't in Mandela Bay, but on shark tracker, there did appear to be a few). Anyway, being more clear than last, once I got a glimpse of the reef my adrenaline kicked in. It was so exciting. We saw a huge sting ray and one raggie, that's a RAGGED TOOTH SHARK folks!!!! Wow. It was so close. I was scared but also amazed.
The second dive was for 27 minutes at 12.3 meters. We were all amped after a successful first dive. This time we saw an eel and two more Raggies. It ...
... for example, instead of a meeting we had a Bring-and-Share dinner at my host mom's house. The teens wanted to see more young adults in the group. They said they loved the adults but just wanted a few who were closer in age and could relate. Which made sense, but as a Director of Youth Ministries, I knew that you had to have all ages as Leaders. Each one brings different talents, insight, and experience to the table. Adults also are much more comfortable and experienced ...
... few moments later, my group spotted a warthog off the side of the muddy road and I immediately thought of the Lion King. A smile escaped me, as I thought back to Timon and Pumbaa singing and dancing in the brush, but it brought little consolation for the lack of seeing lions, tigers and rhinos.
A girl next to me started humming Hakuna Matata and I instantly began to feel better. Seeing that warthog and hearing that song made me realize that ...
... 1:30 all of the sandwiches had been completed even before the other 17 students showed up to help us. We were way ahead of schedule. Something none of us had imagined happening.
When the others arrived, we had nothing for them to do, so we ended up just killing time for a few hours by playing with the kids who had stayed after school. Finally, parents and students started arriving at 4 and each classroom did a performance ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service