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Travel Blogs from Hermanus
I just had to go and visit all the spots in Hermanus I used to frequent when I was much younger.
The first time was in 1978 and we stayed with 3 other families in a house in the center of town.
Unfortunately the town has expanded so much that it seem to have lost that "village by the sea" status.
I met one of my best girly friends in Gecko Pub at the new harbor in 2001, so I invited her to join me for the 3 days I stayed in ...
... disastrous birth, but a whale leaping out of the water and throwing itself sideways for no readily apparent reason. This ends sharpish, so I hang around for another hour or so to considerately tell all the later comers what they've missed and offer round my photos. It's only considerate innit.
Later at the hostel I hang around with the owners and their friends as it seems to have ...
... in Ceres at the Ceres Inn (Witherby's restaurant) for the most unbelievable chocolate milkshakes, pancakes and buttermilk scones for lunch. We really enjoyed stunning rides through the country side and after 3 days in the Karoo this was really a beautiful experience. We did 4 passes this day being Verlaten Kloof, Theronsberg, Mitchells pass and another one just before Riebeek Kasteel. 393 Km's later we arrived ...
Our first stop today was at Cape Agulhas. This is Africa's southernmost point and is where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean meet. While here we also visited the lighthouse which was built in 1848. My trusty partner Karyn, climbed the first three sets of almost vertical stairs but couldn't bring herself to climb the last long ladder ...
... of South Africa is the Great White Shark capital of the world. Their favourite food, Cape Fur Seals are available in abundance, in a colony just off shore some 74,000 plus, and the waters hugging the coast are warmer and there for higher in oxygen content and so an ideal location for Great White Sharks to chill.
You may have read about shark attacks recently? They have a very successful shark management system which includes people (spotters) on beaches and in ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service