Harbour House Hotel
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- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
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Drove from the amazing Spier vineyards, through the lovely town of Stellenbosch and onto the stunning coastal town of Hermanus leaving the wine country behind us, well for now lol. Longest drive so far at just over 1 1/2 hrs and the South African roads are very easy driving. Hermanus is a beautiful coastal town, stunning views and very windy :-) …
Tonight we were staying in the lovely Harbour House Hotel in the town previously known as Hermanuspietersfontein but, genuinely, due to the name being too long for the South African postal service, shortened now to Hermanus. This town is well known, as it is the centre for Southern Right Whale watching between June and December as they can be seen …
The Bot River got it's name from San people who called it "Gouga" meaning abundance of fat. This same word was used for butter which the Khoi-San people made in abundance as there was rich pasture in the area. Early merchants from Cape Town would trade their wares for barrels of this wonderful butter and named the river Botter as early as 1672 (and …
... bash it, so they are inches away from your face. Massive, fast and so powerful! Really can't describe what it felt like, except we weren't frightened at all, just had quite an adrenalin surge!
The worst bit is the occasional headbutt from a long dead tuna as they drag the bait back on to the boat. Very glad the wetsuits had hoods!
We had about 20 minutes in the cage - felt like 2 - and then back on the boat wile ...
... doesn't taste right made with lemon juice! It's really taken us some time to get in a groove. Traveling is harder than you might imagine. At first you just feel like your on an extended holiday, but then you kind of feel a little lost and disjointed. We've finally gotten into a routine of sorts. Even though we're moving to a new location every 3 or 4 days, we've gotten a daily exercise routine worked out, in addition to hiking or climbing or paddling, we workout every ...