Edeni, Pretoria, Addo Park, Knysna
Nov 15, 2010
|The time has been amazingly fast moving! Not wanting to miss ANYTHING I have neglected doing journal entries. The gaps in the journal will have to be filled in later! This adventure is so filled with new sights and sounds. Each day has been exciting and very busy!
All of us have taken lots and lots of photos and some have been posted on Kent's blog:
Breakfast is being served so I better get going. Sorry that I've been lax about writing but all is more than OK. Thanks to Sandy and Lorna for wondering about me!
As we left Chisomo (Edeni) three giraffes were close to the gate -- saying goodbye? The drive today took us through the Blyde River Canyon area. We saw the 3 Rondavales -- hills that look like Zulu Huts. No fog today so good views of the canyon. This canyon is called a "green" canyon because of the vegetation along its walls.
Lunch is at MacMacPools area. We had oranges and bananas, cheese and bread.
In Pretoria we checked in at the Holiday Inn Express. Dinner was at a restaurant named Rhapsody in a nearby shopping complex. Again, great food and service. Then we walked about the grounds of the Union Building with its lovely gardens.
Morning of the 14th we went to the airport for the one and a half hour flight to Port Elizabeth. From Port Elizabeth we drove to Addo National Park and checked into our rooms. An afternoon drive through the park was enjoyable with lots and lots of elephants, elands, kudos, ostriches, jackals, and big turtles.
Dinner was at the restaurant in the park and then an early night after a very full day.
Monkey playing in shrubs by my room was my wakeup call.
From Addo we drove to Knysna. Along shoreline riprap resembles giant jacks. The Cape GHarden Route has the most diverse vegetation in the world.