The Marine Hermanus
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Our plans for today have been foiled by the wind. The morning begins calm, cool and bright, but the winds pick up by mid-morning, so we could not go shark cage diving. Boo!
We were up early because the sun was peeking through our curtains. So, we had some breakfast and then returned to our room to relax, catch up on the blog, read and get …
We enjoyed our last breakfast at Taj this morning, and then walked to the District Six Museum that focused on an area of Cape Town that was declared "white" and all the black and coloured people were forcibly moved and their homes bulldozed. Sad stories, Can't really believe much of this was happening in our lifetimes.
We returned to …
This morning we packed all our stuff, ate breakfast and checked out of the guest house. The manager has such a sweet 2 1/2 month old lab mix puppy named Roxy. She hangs out for a few hours at the guest house in the morning before her neighbor picks her up. She is so well behaved and playful. So cute!!
We did a 2 hour hike off the Franschhoek Pass. It was a nice hike with a great overlook of Franschhoek. ...
Apparently that is classed as bad weather. Shark diving was cancelled unfortunately, and sea kayaking with the whales wasn't on either, so I booked a whale-watching tour for 3pm and went on a 10k walk along the cliff path. Glorious sunshine and I was in just trousers and t-shirt with sunglasses on. Everyone else I passed was considerably wrapped up. There were some really nice empty beaches (fine - it is winter) and a café/restaurant at the end. Great ...
Today, I voluntarily entered a cage to swim with sharks. It was extremely terrifying at first, but after 10 minutes in the cage I got the hang of it. It wasn't the 20 foot great whites from Discovery channel, but 8 - 10 feet worked fine for us first timers. The ocean is still something I will not mess with, but sharks have a little more respect in my book now. We slept most all of the way back ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet