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Hermanus Whale Watching & the Southernmost Tip of Africa| South Africa, Day 5

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
We woke up to rain that persisted for much of the day.  We knew we had a 6.5-hour drive today, so we skipped breakfast in town. However, our host had included complimentary rusks, so we were able to try this for the first time. Rusks refers to beskuit, a traditional Afrikaner breakfast meal or snack, that are essentially double-baked bread dough. They were traditionally introduced as a way of preserving bread, especially when travelling long distances without refrigeration. They are typically dunked in coffee or tea before being eaten. They reminded me of biscotti, but they were more bland. Francisco enjoyed them more than I did.

Our first stop was the Hermanus Cliff Path, which was about an hour and a half away.  Hermanus is considered the best land-based destination in the world to watch whales, and I'd already confirmed that September was a good month for whale-watching.
We pulled over at one end of the walking trail and headed out for a short hike…

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