Harbour House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Reduced mobility rooms
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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 …
... the second largest Government- owned railway in the world. It was during this time that the Hoys wanted to get away from Cape Town and they discovered Hermanus, where he could enjoy his favourite hobby- fishing. He became the most enthusiastic patron of the village and was enchanted by its natural charm. Local businessmen and residents alike were hopeful that the general manager of the railway would soon help them by building a branch line from Bot River to ...
... raining - you are able to see the difference in the colour of water. From there we head off to small fishing town situated on Indian Ocean Coast. There we witnessed a woman feeding a stingray in the harbour. That stingray is a resident there, even has it's name Parry. Anyway I've never seen anything like that before. Then we had a very nice dinner in the local restaurant and made our way to Kleinbaai. That was great day ...