Harbour House Hotel
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- 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 …
... can walk anywhere after dark. It was very nice, found a wonderful Portuguese Restaurant, O Pescador! Went there twice for the Madras Curry. Went to the Knysna Heads. This is a small natural harbor that ships used to try to make it into from rough and stormy seas. I'm talking a long time ago when they were still sailing wooden ships. You had to be lined up just right to make it into this harbor or be dashed upon the rocks. Many made it in and many, many were dashed upon ...
... the town on the other side - although it was almost another 2 hour drive! As we approached Simon’s Town, the traffic increased and I began to dread going to the city of Cape Town as we had been travelling through small quiet towns and the country for the past week. In Simon’s Town, we found a comfortable apartment with a balcony in the quiet residential streets. At sunset, there was a simultaneous ...