Die Ou Pastorie - De Hoop
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... breakfast will be served tomorrow morning. A pool and pretty garden where I am at the moment, but must dash off.
We are going to an African jazz and dinner evening. Max 15 guests in the musicians' house and they come and collect us. (I hope they bring us back too!)
Back now. What an amazing evening! Started with Barry - 60 odd year old Geordie in ethnic shirt picking us up. Never judge a book by its cover. Very interesting guy ...
... took us through the farm explaining how the ostriches were reared and looked after. We met a few ostriches and then were given the chance to sit on or ride an ostrich. Debs volunteered and did very well. A demo was the given by the guys who used the ostrich neck to steer the ostrich left or right!
Ostriches are very stupid birds - one of their eyes weighs more than their brain! The birds are farmed for their meat (a delicious red meat ...
... who wants to jump, and in this case it was the world's highest bungy so there were two. No, I wasn't one of them; bungy jumping has no appeal for me whatsoever. But we dutifully waited for them to hurl themselves off the bridge before moving on.
Deja vu all over again
The day was hot, sunny and hazy, so what better place to head next than to the beach? We drove to Plettenberg Bay, doubling back from yesterday's route, and stopped off at the ...
... seriously…where can you get fillet ANYWHERE for 8 quid? Well, here in South Africa. And so we enjoy the fruits of her labour. My God was it good! SO good! That fat, 200 gram, perfectly cooked fillet slipped into me with amazing goodness and I was positively satiated. The food, the view, the company. And the anticipation of our very first interaction with elephants!
Dinner ended, of course, with a dom pedro. ...
... i couldn't wait to see what the day held in store and lets just say i wasn't disappointed. Craig picked us up at 8.30 and we headed straight for the Wildlife ranch. Fist Craig introduced us to everyone who worked at the ranch including the directors Glenn and Andrew. Up first was a walk around the tigers at ground level, we got up close and personal and even gave them a little scratch through the bars....amazing. We then were called to help Nirinda with some new ...