July Celebrations - Weekend Update

Today might only signal the fourth day of July for 2014 for most of us, but taking a look back, today celebrates significant moments in our history. So let’s have a quick look at the historic events of July 4th:

The most well-known celebration on this day is of course the American Independence Day, commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776. Other significant events on this very day includes the publishing of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1856, France offering the Statue of Liberty to the United States in 1886, the Philippines attaining full independence from the United States in 1946, the cornerstone of the Freedom Tower being laid on the site of the World Trade Center in New York City in 2004 and the Statue of Liberty’s crown reopening to the public in 2009 after being closed following the September 11 attacks.

To all our American visitors we say Happy 4th of July and invite you to celebrate it South African style. Instead of hamburgers and hotdogs, enjoy a proudly South African braai and boerie rolls. And instead of fireworks, enjoy the equally awe-inspiring splashes in the wake of breaching Southern Right Whales and jumping Great White Sharks. Find out more about Shark Cage Diving and Whale Watching in Gansbaai.

And what better way to celebrate this important day and weekend than by taking advantage of our great specials:

ACCOMMODATION

Whalesong Lodge
Stay 3 Nights Pay for 2
Expires: July 31, 2014
Special: Spend 2 night and get 3rd Night Free...

Saxon Lodge
In the Company of Whales
Expires: July 31,2014
Special: 3 for 2 Spend 3 nights at Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai and pay for 2 R2200.00 for 2 people for 3 nights bed & breakfast (standard rooms)...

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Warm Winter Getaway Special
Expires: August 31, 2014
Special: We love winter! In fact, we think that winter could be the one of the best times to visit Grootbos...

Saxon Lodge
Bums in Beds
Expires: November 30, 2014
Special: Discounted rates (up to 40% off standard rates) apply for walk-in guests after 14H00 daily...

Sea Rose Self Catering
Book a Shark Dive and get FREE Accommodation
Expires: December 31, 2014
Special: Book your Shark Cage Diving Experience with Sea Rose Self-Catering for R1450 and stay for Free. You save R250!

Sea Rose Self Catering
Last Minute Accommodation from R200 per person
Expires: December 31, 2014
Special: Book your accommodation at Sea Rose 24 hours in advance and get our last minute rate of R200 per person.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
40% off Last Minute Accommodation
Expires: May 12, 2015
Special: Take advantage of our Last Minute Accommodation Specials and experience the natural wonder and grandeur of Grootbos first hand...

THINGS TO DO

Beachcomber Nature Trails
Winter Weekend Trail Special
Expires: July 15, 2014
Special: Enjoying winter? Get away this weekend hiking the best of the Perlemoen trail 2 days 2 nights Only R1900 including all meals, transport, 2 days guided hike and...

Beachcomber Nature Trails
Special Introduction to Coastal Ecology
Expires: July 17, 2014
Special: Special R150 p/p Know more about your environment. Spend three fascinating hours exploring shoreline ecology on a short walk with me uncovering nature's secrets...

Remember to tag your Gansbaai moments with #Gansbaai or @xplorioGansbaai

Shark images courtesy of Marine Dynamics

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