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Travel Blogs from Graskop
Thepedro stayed here on Sep 13, 2011 during their trip titled: Thepedro's Great Adventure.
... waiting to see a leopard, and so far has seen several, plus a lion kill, a lion and cubs, and a cheetah with cubs (a very rare sighting, and one that I would love). Finally left Satara Camp and picked up a some food on the way out. Had the worst lunch of our trip so far..seriously sweet, sticky, hot bread with cucumber. We had a great drive out and managed to see elephant, buffalo and lots more. And a bonus for us just 2 kms from the exit ...
So here we are in South Africa! The currency is the Rand and 1 AUD = approx 7.5 Rand. The weather is cool nights (down to around 2C) and moderate days 15-25C with minimal to no rain. We emerged in the lobby @ 6am for breakfast. Our tour was scheduled to
leave at 6.30. Our group consisted of 12 members, and was generally an
older age. Aside from Nat and I, theres a Belgian couple around our age (Bert & Nela),
an American couple (50s; John & Paulie), ...
... dinner at the hotel. Dave went mad and had trout with rice - most adventurous!! He showed how cold he was by using a candle for warmth! Everywhere seems ill-prepared for cold weather and everyone's freezing - including the staff who were working in duffle coats and woolly hats!! There was a lovely big wood fire in the dining room though and we sat by that after dinner with coffees and then beers - very nice!
... the plunge and guesses correctly. They then buy us a beer.
The 3 men work in the town as historic gold miners and are quite the characters. They all insist on buying us drinks.
We are then invited to Johnny’s Bar by one of the 3. We are quite hungry so rush down to try and get a feed before they stop at 7pm. Unfortunately they have had a busy day so have ran out of food. We decide ...