Caledon Hotel, Spa, Casino
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... Nelson Mandela said "Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another" >
Please take the time to have a look through the other photos that I have posted as part of this blog. These people are amazing and delightful and deserve a quick thought and prayer.
"A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another like I have loved you"
... these birds and their antics, we continued south to have lunch at the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden.
This tranquil garden, set between the mountains and the sea is located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. It is in the heart of the fynbos region. Fynbos is a type of wild vegetation growing in this region. They are bushes with small leaves and flowers that grow along the coast. We like them because they make the whole landscape look very colourful.
The garden ...
... and a half to the coast. We arrived at lunchtime so it was the PERFECT spot to enjoy Africa's most southern fish and chips. Battered hake, crumbed calamari, homemade tartare sauce and chips, absolutely delish! We waited our turn to have a pic next to the "southern most point" sign which was also the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Then we drove back to Hermanus stopping ...
... we returned to the car now with grainy hair. Upon arrival at Gordon's Bay, we drove to the 1st beach, Bikini Beach which was actually sheltered from the wind and people were sunbathing on it. This was more like it, so with about an hour to kill before we had to head back, we took a walk along the harbour wall. Lovely, until we were suddenly out of the shelter and virtually blown off our feet. We returned to the beach and sat on a bench above it ...
... of the children in discipline left a lot to be desired. Also, I mentioned the broken window which had still not been replaced and was still exposed to the children's bedroom after over a week because of politics and processes within the trust. Afterwards, we were left with just a little time to have a quick lesson. We got the older children to make a big thank you poster for all the gifts they had received and shortly after, the bus was here and it was time to get back to ...