Week 47 of 2013 - Gansbaai News, Specials & Events

NEWS: Know Where You've Been

With the end of the year creeping closer, it draws us closer to that time of the year when you start thinking about the year gone by. Did you challenge yourself to do something daring, did you succeed in your job, did you tell that someone special how you feel?

As the saying goes, You can never know where you’re going until you know where you’ve been. Being creatures of habit, we often repeat history. And so we take a look back at what happened in history on this very day: 18 November.

One the most well-known stories of history occurred on this seemingly average day. On this very day in 1307, William Tell shot the apple of his sons’ head and Paris’ most famous museum the Louvre officially opens in 1793. As far as independence and politics go, this was in deed a momentous day as France and Austria sign peace in 1738, Netherlands and Belgium sign Treaty of Zonhoven in 1833, Albania declares independence from Turkey in 1912 and Morocco gains independence in 1956. Today is also the day the Antacrtica was discovered by US Navy Captain Nathaniel B Palmer in 1820.

If you are lucky to celebrate your birthday today, you share this celebration with English dramatist of Gilbert & Sullivan, William Schwenck Gilbert (1836), the first US astronaut and second man in space, Alan Shepard (1923), famous actor and comedian, Owen Wilson (1968), English pop singer, Kim Wilde (1960) and believe it or not, Mickey Mouse (1928)!

SPECIALS:

Saxon Lodge 
Shark & Stay
Expires: November 30, 2013
Special: I night's accommodation PLUS 1 shark cage dive for R 1600.00 per person sharing OR I night's accommodation PLUS 1 shark dive cage for R 1760.00 per single person...

Gansbaai Lodge & Backpackers 
Free accommodation if we book your shark dive activity @ R1000
Expires: November 30, 2013
Special: This special also includes a breakfast & lunch!

White Shark Adventures 
Winter Shark Cage Diving Special
Expires: November 30, 2013
Special: Winter Special with White Shark Adventures. Only R1050pp!

Whalesong Lodge 
In Company of Whales
Expires: December 20, 2013
Special: Encounter the magnificent SOUTHERN RIGHT WHALE...

Sea Rose Self Catering 
Book a Shark Dive and get FREE Accommodation
Expires: December 31, 2013
Special: Book your Shark Cage Diving Experience with Sea Rose Self-Catering for R1450 and stay for Free. You save R250!

Saxon Lodge 
"Bums In Beds"
Expires: December 31, 2013
Special: Discounted rates (up to 40% off standard rates) apply for walk-in guests after 14H00 daily. 

Sea Rose Self Catering 
Last Minute Accommodation from R200 per person
Expires: December 31, 2013
Special: Book your accommodation at Sea Rose 24 hours in advance and get our last minute rate of R200 per person. 

de kelders PRIVATE house 
Special Offer
Expires: June 13, 2014
Special: Book through Gansbaai Explore and get the best deal!

Perlemoenbaai Self Catering Villa
Last Minute Accommodation Special
Expires: September 23, 2015
Special: Book the Perlemoenbaai Self Catering Villa 2 days in advance and qualify for our last minute rate from R700 per night. 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right!" - Henry Ford

Famous depiction of William Tell
Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse!