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Feb 13, 2014 - Oudtshoorn, Knysna , and Plettenberg Bay

On Monday February 10th we drove through the Karoo area of South Africa. This area was quite different from where we have been before. It ranged from lush vegetation to mountains and then to a semi arid, almost desert land. Along the route we saw ostriches, blue cranes, angora goats, oryx, and kudus, We stopped at a little watering hole called Ronnie's Sex Shop! Not what you think! It was in the middle of no where under another name...no business...changed to Ronnie's Sex Shop and now busier than ever. Lol. Good beer on a very hot day. +38...

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Dec 26, 2013 - Tenikwa

26 Baz pick up not til evening, so went to Tenikwa, wildlife sanctuary specializing in big cats, with Lindsay from UK. Again people can walk inside the large enclosures and even touch the cats, cheetah! serval! caracal lynx! African wild cat, where most domestic cats come from. Only leopard was behind fence since they could choose to kill. Meercats and some waterbirds there too. Great!

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Dec 5, 2010 - RAIN COATS and BATHING SUITS

Our journey on the BAZ bus continued. Our next stop was Wilderness and....well just as the name says...it was a wilderness....the coastal road in to the area was like none we had ever traveled on. It was like the Sea to Sky in Canada or the Great Ocean Road in Australia...only closer to the water's edge with deep gorges right next to the tires on our BAZ bus. Breath-taking in more ways than one. In Wilderness we enjoyed 28 kms of beach...almost all of it ours for the few days we were there. Jelly fish make it not too swimmer-friendly but...

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Sep 3, 2010 - Plettenbergbay

Paradies! Wir wohnten in 1 einsam gelegenen Strandhaus auf den Duenen von keurboomstrand mit Sicht auf Plettenbergbay und mit immer ca. 5 - 7 Walen direkt vor der Haustuer...ca. 150 bis 200m vom Strand weg, 1 Traum. Selbst von unsrer Fruehstuecksterasse konnte man herumtollende Wale erblicken. Tags darauf machten wir -nur zu dritt- 1 Walbeobachtungstour, wo wir die sanften Riesen aus naechster Naehe (manche kamen bis 5m ans Boot ran) beobachten konnten. All das bei glatter See und guter Sicht. Delfinfamilien begleiteten uns am Ufer...

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Feb 17, 2009 - Time to relax

Plettenberg Bay is more touristy then the other spots I have been too. Not much to do here but relax on the beach. Which is ok with me after doing so many excursions and not being able to go to the beach since I burned my feet. The hostel was very clean with comfy beds. It is a South African (white) family that runs it out of there house. The dorm room was a little house in the back yard with the bar as an addition added to the house. The first night I was there it was a full house. I had been traveling with two girls and a guy from...

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Dec 21, 2008 - A Whale of A Time in Plett Bay

We arrived in the resort town of Plettenberg Bay around noon. We stayed at Albergo Backapckers, just off main street, and put our tent up in the backyard. By the end of the day the yard was filled with other tents, including 4 exactly like ours. The owners were putting up their Christmas decorations while we were there; hanging the decorations in between dozens of wooden hippo statues. It is weird to think that it is almost Christmas. With the heat, sun, and all the greenery, it feels like July or August to us. We are definitely missing out...

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Aug 8, 2008 - Ostrich riding and walking "Hand in trunk" with an Elephant

Driving up Route 62 in the Little Karoo, we had to stop at one of the numerous ostrich farms to find out more about these wonderful birds. The tour included a discussion of their beautiful feathers, observing a worker making a feather duster, and the opportunity to feed an ostrich. At the end of the tour, we all got to sit on the animals and were offered the opportunity to ride one. Apparently their brains are smaller than their eyeballs, so they don’t really stop until you fall off or hit another ostrich. Being the brave, concerned parent...

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Jul 24, 2008 - Plettenberg Bay

Today we just pretty much explored (or tried to anyway!!!) Plett Bay. We found a restaurant witha verander for brecko - I had a cheeky fry-up and Em (guess what) had a toastie!! She love toastie. We then spent about 3 hours in the Internet Cafe (after eventually finding it!) updating all of the photos from the "Best Day So Far" entry! After this we went for a little adventure for a little picnic on the beach. About an hour later after walking up and down some seriously steep hills we eventually worked out the correct road to the...

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The A&E Adventure

Jul 23, 2008 - Left Oudtshoorn for Plettenberg Bay

We left the hostel in Oudtshoorn this afternoon to head up to Plettenberg Bay. Kevin dropped us off and a really nice (Northern) Irish couple (Jonny & Kerry) who were at the heart of the trouble the night before!!! Jonny decided it would be a good idea to pick up a few beers for the journey but with in 2 miutes he had banged his head tripped over his bag and fell off his chair! Kevin dropped us off in George where we waited for the Baz bus to carry on the journey to Plett Bay. We got picked up and an hour later we were at our next hostel...

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The A&E Adventure

May 16, 2008 - Plettenburg Bay

We arrived in Plettenburg today after getting the Bazbus from Knysna. We pretty must cooked some food and went to bed! Friday - SKYDIVE DAY!!! We had booked ourselves on to do a sky dive today and the weather was PERFECT! Not a cloud in the sky - beautiful! We arrived at the sky dive site with two other girls from Albergo Hostel where we are staying and we all a little nervous! What else is there to say other then we jumped out of a plane and lived to tell the tale! The views from the plane were amazing! You can't even imagine how...

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Apr 18, 2008 - Plettenburg Bay

We awoke early this day to catch the sunrise from our deck. The views were superb, as we spotted impala and wildabeest from our perch. Terri was delighted that a canine joined us for this sunrise. Adolf's Jack-Russel, properly named "Hitler," playfully fetched sticks while we enjoyed the crisp morning. Estelle again had a traditional Afrikaan breakfast for us. Scrambles eggs, porridge (with tomato sauces cheese mixed in), antelope sausage, bacon, and fruit made it's way to our bellies. We then commenced on a 3 hour drive to Plettenburg Bay,...

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Jan 21, 2008 - Last day in Knysna

Hey we're at an internet cafe and the speed here is much better so we have managed to download more pics. Please check previous two days. Knysna is known for sea food and we had a real feast last night (yup even Betty enjoyed it!!) We visited a bird sanctuary in Plettensberg Bay then walked the beach - after all it is our last day near the ocean. Tomorrow we are up early to fly to Johannesberg.

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