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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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This is where things go a little bit sideways. We had always assumed that "shark cage diving" meant that you would be donning scuba gear and hovering inside a cage some feet below the surface while a number of great whites circled and tried to figure out how to get a nibble (just like you see on National Geographic videos). It turns out that "shark diving" would be more aptly named "bobbing for sharks". You do get inside a cage but it is fixed to the ...
... satellites, GPS and all sorts of things in the modern world.
We went on further up the coast to watch the sea pounding the rocks, the seals, and eventually up to see the whales. Unfortunately they were quite a way off shore, so no pics.
Went back to Kleinmont for tea, where we saw more weavers building their nests.
I leave it to Ttrevor (or any other bird lovers) to add the names of the birds I've missed out
... town, Gansbaai, are also world renown for being the best places on earth to go shark-cage diving. Walker's Bay and near-by Dyer Island are jam-packed with sharks. Now, so there is no mistake, these are not your cute little everyday man-eating sharks, these are far more dangerous, they are Great White's, the world's most dangerous predator. Some of these fearsome creatures top 4,000 ...
... of hours whales were breaching and we were viewing this amazing show from our hotel rooms with binoculars -- so unreal! note: the whale show never ended we just decided to be active.
abbreviated day: rented bikes, got rained out, got massages/manis/pedis while brye and jared got wine drunk, tried to ride more, got rained on again.
massages/manis/pedis at marine house -- DO IT if you visit Hermanus, so amazing
sushi at lemon butta (best sushi eva)
... from the captain, and boarded the large vessel almost immediately. We hurried off shore about 15 km and set anchor. Within minutes after the crew throws chum (tuna blood and fish guts) overboard we are greeted by a handful of Great Whites! The beasts are literally jumping out of the water within a few feet of the boat attacking our seal decoy and tuna chum. Mindy and I volunteered to be the first ones in the cages and before we knew ...