Whale View Manor
Travel Blogs from Simon's Town
... The cliffs rise dramatically from the ocean. If you can imagine a clear enough day and a powerful enough scope, from where I was standing I could see right through to Antarctica. (And Sarah Palin can see Russia from her backyard. But I digress.)
We headed right up to the very top to take photos at the edge of the cliffs, and no, nobody fell over or anything. After that, we headed back down to the road, where we were standing at ...
our wrists instead. Failure number one. We tried speaking in a British
accent also, but that didn't work either. Rubbish. Failure number 2. We did manage to see
an African antelope, which looks like a rhino to me from far away. I was
ecstatic when I saw at and shouted "RHINO" and everyone quickly
corrected my misjudgement. My heart was broken because I thought I saw
the first real African safari animal and since I can never manage to find ...
... this one out and enjoy the scene at the local crafts market. We were also entertained by the antics of a few seals that were busy playing with their food, er fish, close to shore.
The drive continued along Chapman's Peak and here the road hugs a sheer cliff on one side and drops in to the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other. From a vantage point, you get magnificent view of the Hout Bay crescent and the surf pounding the rocks all along the coast. From the ...
... do NOT reach under the belly, like those of the Plains. He has not seen one in all the visits to the park. Miraculously, Martin spotted one feeding on the grass. You wouldn't believe me if I told you this story...but fortunately, I've a camera that has a 300mm zoom lens attached to it. So enjoy the picture of our "pink unicorn".
These images and the rich history of a nation in transition rushed through ...
... shaking! During the night we went to a nice tapas restaurant for dinner and bar hopped a little. We got pretty sketched out by weird ppl at a couple ATMs we tried to use. We eventually decided to just go home and check the accounts and put a lock on it just in ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet