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Apr 25, 2010 - Ostrich farm

South Africa Sunday, April 25, 2010 We had a great tour of an ostrich farm where we both sat on an ostrich and Tom actually rode one quite wildly. We learned about ostrich eggs and the ostrich meat which is a red meat, very lean and delicious, with a delightful guide originally from the Congo named Hermes. The rest of the day was another long drive back to Cape Town and An African Villa. We had dinner at Greens - the only restaurant open on Sunday!

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Our Africa Adventure

Apr 24, 2010 - Garden Tour Day 3

South Africa Saturday, April 24, 2010 On Saturday after another operatic breakfast at Mario's, we drove to the town of George, which had a fascinating railroad and transport museum with real railroad steam engines and old vintage cars. There was an HO model layout by the Spoorwegvereniging Outeniqua Railway Society. The members were busy fixing a dead section of the track. Of course, Tom was in his glory! The afternoon was spent first at Cango Wildlife Ranch (very Disney-esque and a bit like a zoo, as well as a bit tacky) and the the Cango...

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Our Africa Adventure

Nov 21, 2006 - No Shark Dive ... Just a Night in Wilderness

I had planned to stop in Mossel Bay and do a cage dive to see the White Sharks up close, but the winds had kicked up and visibility was poor and the dive was cancelled. Rather than hang around, I decided to press on to Wilderness - a small beach town further up the coast. I stayed in a wonderful place called Fairy Knowe after an hour and a half search for some other hostel that was supposedly right on the water. When I finally found what appeared to be the place, I was so miffed it was so difficult to find, I wnet and stayed at Fariy Knowe...

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Reilly on the Road

Oct 16, 2006 - Knysna, Bloukrans Bridge, Victoria Bay

Day 10 - October 16, 2006 As predicted, we started with a little shopping in some great shops on the Knysna waterfront - a little something for everyone it seemed. Lots of unique African crafts in wood, cloth & beads. After we spent a little money, it was off to Bloukrans Bridge -Africa's (?the world's?) longest single span bridge for a little bungy jumping. This is the site of the world's HIGHEST bungy jump (165 metres)! Mike & Kath were too terrified and so it was up to me to take up the challenge...It looked pretty scary at first, but...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Happy B-day Evan!

It's our nephew's 2nd birthday today! We miss you! The wine country (Stellenbosch) was very nice. We had a great time at a pub on Saturday night with a bunch of locals. Yesterday we stayed in Wilderness--a gorgeous little town on the coast with some of the biggest waves I've ever seen. Today we rented a canoe and paddled on the Touw River to a hiking trail which brought us to a lovely waterfall where we ate lunch. We're now in Plettenburg Bay and it's pouring rain. Hopefully it will dry up tomorrow since we're planning to visit an...

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May 24, 2006 - Starting off

Had trouble getting my act together for departure, then the restaurant was reaaly slow with my eggs. I was trying to eat it quickly so I'd be on time, but ended up burning the roof of my mouth, and they sat liek lead in my stomach. Ah well. We had a long day's drive (I slept most of the way) and we made it to George, which is along the Southern coast, to the East of Cape Town. Got to use the Internet and had a great spaghetti dinner at the hostel. Some of the other travelers staying there suggested taking the train to Knysna and meeting the...

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Southern Africa 2006

May 23, 2006 - Oudtshoorn to George

We ate a wonderful breakfast at the guesthouse. They had real orange juice, which made Mieke very happy, and many great choices of food. After breakfast, we piled into the car for our trip to Knysna via the N12 highway. We would be stopping in the city of George on the way there. Along the way we saw hundreds of ostriches, a pickup truck with the sign "Learner Driver" (going very slow...ha), and also learned there is a KFC in every town, no matter how small. There was also a warning sign to look out for "Skilpasies" and under that, for us...

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Nov 22, 2005 - Room with a view

This morning we grabbed some lattes for the road and headed off in search of this very originally named place, Wilderness. After about 5 U-turns we eventually got the right turn-off and followed a short gravel road to the most beautiful hostel I have ever seen. The Beach House was very true to its name, literally a stone's throw away from a beautiful beach, as you'll see in the pictures. When the guy showed us the dorm room, I think all 3 of our jaws just dropped. The room was huge, bright, and airy, and had french doors which opened up...

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Kristy's World Tour!

May 18, 2005 - Home of the best crepe

Currently staying at Nothando backpackers. Fastidiously clean and run like a army camp!!! Seems more like a hotel or B&B, with comfy beds and a gorgeous buffet breakfast. I am in serious like.. After our roughing it in the woods..lol.. Plettenburg bay.. An upmarket resort town where the rich come to play.. What are we doing here?? Expensive homes dot the the hills above the ocean and the town center is filled with upmarket shops and fancy restaurants. Its on a beautiful beach with rich blue water and a long coastline, which we need to hike...

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Jan 30, 2005 - Drivin' down the Sunshine, Wild and Garden Coast.

Hey Yall... Another week goes by so fast as I have hopped along the Sunshine, Wild and Garden Coast of South Africa. Been to Durban, Port St. John, Port Elizabeth, and Plettenburg Bay before getting to the final destination - Cape Town. It was all thanks to the Baz Bus, the ultimate dream of every backpacker as it is a door to door service that one can hop off or hop in at any given time during their 7 or 14 days pass anywhere from Johannesburg/Pretoria to Sodwana Bay and all the way down the coast to Cape Town. No more dragging around with...

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