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Apr 5, 2015 - Wilderness to Knysna Elephant Park to Storms River

Friday 3rd April 2015 (Good Friday) Wilderness Today we had a lazy breakfast in the restaurant downstairs and then posted the blog. At about 11am, we went over to the supermarket and bought some sandwiches and chips for lunch and set off towards the beach to walk as far as we could. The day was overcast, but fine and cool with no wind. The beach at Wilderness is very long. The River Touw runs into the sea here, but ends behind the beach and only empties into the sea when it floods. We walked for about 2 hours then stopped for lunch and a...

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Mar 10, 2015 - Caves, Ostriches and More Bus Travel

We have stayed in lovely hotels on our trip, and the elegant old colonial hotel in Oudtshoorn last night was no exception, but now that we have arrived in Kysna, we are at another one of the Protea Hotels. Each one is completely different from the other and reflects the area where the hotel is situated. This one is right on the huge lagoon which drains into the Indian Ocean, so has a very maritime flavour. After breakfast we boarded our bus and were taken to the Cango Caves located in the mountain range on the northern side of the Little...

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Feb 19, 2015 - Last leg to Kruger

After a day with some retail therapy in Knysna followed by an afternoon by the pool I was reminded I am on holiday. Wednesday I travelled to Tsitsikhama NP which was mostly trees but also a beautiful beach where I managed a paddle in the Indian Ocean. Thursday golf at Simola was to some extent spoiled by the fact it rained again! (I can here the sympathetic cry) everyone has to use buggies at Simola a fantastic course with miles in between green and tee, hills and dales and views of the sea and hills through the mist. The team I am in...

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Feb 16, 2015 - Pezula Knysna

Saturday was spent travelling by road from Stellenbosch to Knysna. We had a couple of comfort stops and a couple to admire the view. Note in the photo of me the white feet and red legs! An attractive feature we all seem to share. In Knysna we are staying in a luxurious hotel Conrad Pezula, such a contrast from the first place, I have a suite which overlooks Pezula GC as do all. I had a mongoose on my lawn( they eat snakes don't they) and there are notices everywhere warning us not to confront or feed the baboons. On Sunday we played...

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Kay in S Africa

Dec 22, 2013 - Knysna

22 on to Knaysna via City to City bus (Baz not running today) and found a full-on Indian tuk-tuk to take me to hostel, Knaysna Backpackers! Baz does a door to door service! So nice! 23 Knaysna, Featherbed Nature Reserve and lagoon trip, home to rare seahorses!

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Mar 27, 2013 - Knysna

Today we travelled onto Knysna from Port Elizabeth. We visited the Tsitsikamma forest which is a national park where the mountains meet the sea. The scenery and bush reminds you very much of New Zealand, quite a scenic coastline. The town of Knysna is very touristy but has its shanty shacks on the outskirts. We are staying at Knysna Hollow which is just out of the town but is like Hippo Hollow where we stayed with little huts with thatched roofs spread around lovely gardens and a few pools, quite relaxing. Tomorow we are off to the Cango...

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Jul 20, 2012 - Day 28 Knysna

After a nice dinner with Peters old friend from Nairobi "Red Mike" and wife Sheila we woke up the next morning to nice weather and headed for Buffalo Beach - from there we went to the heads and a nice lunch at 34's on the Marina. We left the girls home alone and all adults went for dinner. Headed for St. Francis Bay Day 28 Morning By Thomas

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Jul 19, 2012 - Day 27 Stellenbosch to Knysna

Quick breakfast at Knoerhoek - then off to pick Peters car and the kids at Gordon's Bay - We drove through beautiful fields and mountains to finally reach Mossel Bai for late Lunch - A lot was expected from the garden route but for sure we are here at the wrong time of the year. We will stick around here tomorrow and identify activities. By Thomas

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May 16, 2012 - Knyzna and the Rastafarian Village

I booked the township tour for the next morning. I was the only one on tour. The guide took up to a purer part of the township. There we started the tour. He took me to the high school, the kindergarten, through the township to the Rastafarian village and than to a local pub for a beer. The tour was very interesting. I learned a lot about township life and met some of the people. On our way he dropped me off where Sister Kerri of the Rastafarians worked and I arranged a homestay for that night. I spend the rest of the afternoon around...

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Hakuna Matata

Oct 18, 2011 - Knysna

Op weg naar Knysna pikken we weer de zotte bende (Katja-Ned.,Hannah-UK,Ashley-UK) op. Ze gaan bungeejumpen in Storms River. Het is de hoogste bungee van een brug (216 m). Ze willen mij overtuigen om mee te gaan, maar dat is iets dat ik nooit zal doen. Ik geef liever mijn geld aan iets dat langer duurt en waar ik meer geniet van heb. Het was wel weer leuk om ze terug te zien. Knysna is een rijk, klein vakantiestadje met grote villa's en dure winkels. Ik ga met Hannah (USA) en de man van de BP naar de pub 's avonds. Om 2am liggen we in ons...

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Oct 10, 2011 - Monkeys and Cheetahs

Today we're off to Monkeyland and Tenikwa Wild Cat Sanctuary. We opted to take a slight detour and check out Plettenberg Bay... again we had been told it's nice and worth seeing. We followed the signs to the 'lookout' which basically was a dead end that overlooked the channel.. but then again, we only saw the sign once, after that you're on your own so who knows if it was the official look out or not. We drove out of there and came to the first beach.... it didn't look good. It had a boardwalk and a tavern which seemed nice but the beach...

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Oct 9, 2011 - Walking with Elephants

This morning we attempted to venture out to the heads. These are two large sandstone (I think) cliffs that form the entry into the bay of Knysna. Following what we thought were directions to the top, we ended up at the bottom... of course. We did some exploring in this area before hopping back in the car and trying again to find the top. We decided to make a random right hand turn which just happened to lead us in the right direction. The view from the top of the cliff was amazing overlooking Knysna and surrounding suburbs then out to the...

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