Dolphin alert at Twelve ApostlesJanuary 3rd, 2012 by Andrew Moth | Categories: environmental, food, hotels, industry, restaurants, tourism, training
Regular sightings of dolphins and whales in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast between Camps Bay and Llandudno in Cape Town have prompted the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa to hang a bell for sharp-eyed guests on the hotel’s Azure Deck.
Hotel GM Horst Frehse says the bell can be rung by any guest who wishes to alert others to a sighting of the marine mammals as they pass the hotel, which overlooks the sea off the Cape Peninsula.
“The sound of the bell will alert other guests who might not have been so lucky in their attempts at spotting.”
Binoculars are on hand in both the Azure restaurant and the upstairs Leopard Bar for guests to take a closer look at any sea life or ships passing by. Staff are able to share basic information about migratory patterns and the different types of behaviours which can be observed.
“A wonderful relaxing lunch at the Azure, recently named one of South Africa’s Top 20 places to dine in the Eat Out/DSTV Food Network Restaurant Awards, is perfectly complemented by a performance by a school of dolphins or a solitary whale.
“All our seafood is caught in line with the Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative policies so you can indulge while respecting the ocean,” Frehse says.
In the picture above are Bea Tollman, founder of the Red Carnation hotel group which owns the Twelve Apostles, and Horst Frehse, GM of the hotel.