A Stone's Throw B&B
Travel Blogs from Grahamstown
... but we're lucky enough to find them moving across the bush, their size and power camouflaged in their gentle stroll. As the darkness creeps over us, Konrad is an expert with the spotlight, illuminating so many other creatures for us to see, the red rock rabbit, a jackal, a hyena, a cape fox, all pausing just long enough for us to catch a glimpse like well rehearsed celebrities in front of paparazzi, before they scamper along through the grassy undergrowth.
Hi guys! So on to the next step of my adventure! This time I'm in the Southern part of South Africa in an area called 'Grahamstown’, about an hour and a half north of Port Elizabeth, on a Game Reserve called ‘Kwantu’. The reserve holds all the Big Five which includes Rhino, Lions, Elephant, leopard and … I’ve got myself onto a volunteering programme that is all about conservation of ...
So we went to school first thing today. School begins at 8 when the kids arrive they're fed a multi-vitamin porridge before lessons at 8.30. They follow the same curriculum as other schools and all teaching from the 3rd grade upwards is done in English, other than the lessons in the local language Xhosa. We did some work classifying books in the ...
... the second and third grade harvests for the local population. Annette confirms this is true and goes on to tell us about the rigorous standards they need to meet for export.
Like the ostrich farmers, Europe is the largest market. If a shipment fails to arrive at its destination on time, the buyer can cancel the order. We’re talking a few hours late and an entire container shipment that has just gone by sea will be refused. If the ...
... br> cherry tart for pudding.
Thursday morning, we went to Caerfilly Castle. We just love
the old castles and ruins! We had tea (and I tried a welsh cake), before
leaving by train for Cornwall.
Train is a lovely way to travel – comfortable. It was lovely to arrive at David and
Lynda’s home to be greeted and served a lovely meal, as only Lynda can cook.
Friday we set out for the Eden project, which is a series ...