The Wilderness Hotel
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... 8217;t keep us away, the presence of sharks definitely would! We were also very close to a small island with a seal colony so there were plenty of reasons for sharks to be lurking around in these waters. We did see 4 great white sharks (and their teeth) during this experience. However, my perception of these creatures has changed despite looking into those cold and ...
After picking up our rental car in Cape Town, we easily made it to the Garden Route along the Indian Ocean and spent the night in Mossel Bay. The guest house was beautiful and Petra, the owner was a joy. We had a nice dinner in town and breakfast the next day was wonderful with great food and a fabulous view of the bay. We were sorry we only were spending one night ...
... about it in my Coast to Coast guide . I was picked up by an incredibly friendly and radical Afrikaner named Leon who only ever referred to me as "Boston Bro" and was inextricably connected to the world of surfing in the Garden Route. His general easygoing attitude made me even more excited to sandboard The Dragon, and that enthusiasm seemed to be contagious when we met up with Eloise and Scott, a South African couple that would be joining us. We all ...
... and some local Olive Oil which made Neil very excited about cooking on the trip.Whilst I'd had some bad reports about Mossel Bay, we decided to make a quick stop to check out the Marine Museum and have a quick lunch and I'm glad we did.Not only did the museum have a seriously large boat INSIDE, it also had what looked like a HUGE pre-historic skeleton outside and Neil and I wondered why on earth there weren't any ropes or barriers around it... ...
... years ago it is evident that so much money was made by the white locals when labour was cheap (or even free) during the Apartheid that they are still reaping those rewards today. We hope that future generations will reap the rewards of the Apartheid being abolished, however in some ways the towns we have visited feel like the Apartheid still exists today with the coloured providing all the labour and the whites being all the ...
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