Pools in South Africa? This headline may sound weird, but it’s actually the anchor for a funny story. As our frequent readers know, we’ve been on a longer journey through South Africa in August. Even though we enjoyed South Africa to the utmost, we had one major problem: we were not able to make use of most of the hotel pools. When I think of pool maintenance, I usually think of a… Read More
Mosselberg on Grotto Beach is one of the best rated hotels on the Garden Route. Located in Hermanus and awarded with five stars, we expected a lot of Mosselberg on Grotto Beach. As you’ll read in our review, what is offered doesn’t really match the very positive reviews. In the South African winter, Mosselberg on Grotto Beach is not recommendable. Check out our rating of Mosselberg on Grotto Beach! Mosselberg on Grotto… Read More
The official Garden Route in South Africa leads from Mossel Bay to Port Elizabeth. Even though we were aware of this, we decided to make our very own trip on the renowned Garden Route. We started in Port Elizabeth, stopped in George, Swellendam and Hermanus and finished our tour in Cape Town. We can surely say: We don’t regret a thing! This post features only pictures from our tour. For pictures of… Read More
Hermanus is a very small town in South Africa about 100 km away from Cape Town. Technically, it is known as the city for whale watchers. However, unlike many other beautiful spots in South Africa, Hermanus turned out to be a real tourist magnet. When we planned our trip in South Africa this August which means winter, we were very keen on visiting Hermanus. Not because of Hermanus per se, but for… Read More
Running in Hermanus was anything but enjoyable at first. Why? Because it was freezing cold! If you see the following pictures in our running guide, you’ll think I’m totally crazy, but I’m not. Even though the weather was clear and it was sunny, this winter morning in Hermanus was extremely cold. Nevertheless, the brilliant beaches and scenic views made totally up for the cold. If you go running in Hermanus, you can’t… Read More
Even though it’s winter in South Africa, the beaches are lovely nevertheless. Grotto Beach in Hermanus for example is not only amazing for whale watching, but also for just strolling around!
We had an interesting day including whale watching, thus we arrived pretty late at Mosselberg on Grotto Beach Hermanus. Very tiny hotel, but offering big rooms in contrast.