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Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn
... at an ostrich farm and then checking into our B & B for the night. The ostrich farm was interesting and silly- they have ostrich-back races, which a few young women from Chicago partook of. Of course, we weren’t all that interested in eating ostriches or buying ostrich leather products, but it was neat to learn
about them. In a nutshell, they are ...
... decreased with arrival of the first cars (after WWI). Ladies couldnīt wear feather hats anymore while sitting in a car because their expensive accessories were getting destroyed by too strong head wind.
After we paid for a guided tour (ZAR 40 per person with a discount) and then had to wait for 20 minutes before it started. Originally it was five of us but people kept joining our group and in the end we were more than 20. Our guide was a funny guy. ...
... The Yot Club loaned us a book with the historical explanation and it was very interesting. When we entered the pass there are massive walls right and left of the car. We felt so small in the middle of this gorge.
The pass is winding to the top from where there are incredible views. We did a 3h hike to the very top and had a view over the Klein and greater Karoo. We spotted 2 snakes, a puff ...
... lots of pics, we filled out our enrichment paper work and had some bonding time with the cheetahs. We ended the day with Caracal time :)
Day 2 - Another day starting with food prep with Mimi, and then fed the lemur. Then at 9am we were on Tegu watch for 4 hours. We had to watch them as the female is on heat and the male keeps attacking but they werent too bad and the time flew by. We even got to see Neal feed a rat to the black mamba snake. After dinner we had ...
... and the owners offer a choice of a Standard Tour or the Adventure Tour; I chose the latter. The 'Adventure’ Tour does make it sound a little more active than it actually is, but if you suffer from claustrophobia then this is probably not for you. Our guide was very cynical and full of dry wit and made a point of verbally abusing us all which, surprisingly, went down well.
The first section of the cave was a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool