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Day 6 Thursday 01-05-2014 Rossouw was returning home and I was staying on until Saturday. I rode with him to George where he met another rider returning to Uitenhage. I rode to the Wilderness lookout point and made a cup of coffee from my flask while looking out over the sea. I then headed for Timberlake Village where I had some breakfast. Then off to Sedgefield ...
... glow of a South African Sunrise. Breathtaking!
With the sun came the return of delicate scents; sage, rosemary, eucalyptus and a hint of sweet tobacco (wild marijuana apparently). Without a breeze it was going to be a very hot day. The softened view towards Mossel Bay, over the mountain peaks shrouded in purple haze. Wild Game in lively ...
... next to the road. The new toll road will cost you R38 and a wonderful bridge will cut out a enormous amount of twists and turns.
Somewhere we find the turn off to the Big Tree – a Podocrapus fulactus. They have built wooden walk ways to the tree. It is raining and the walkways are ...
... Even better, on the other side of the mountains it was a beautiful clear day.
We chose to do the 'adventure' tour - a longer walk through the caves with some obstacles in the way.
The early caves are enormous - apparently they used to hold concerts here and seated 1,000 people. Off the main track we had to squeeze, clamber and scrabble through some pretty tight ...
... say than rafting as the river wasn't too high. But it allowed us to enjoy the scenic views of the gorge and meet some nice people, in between having to get up and walk on the rocks to the next pool.
Note to self - there is a right time of year for this, and this wasn't it!
It's incredibly how green this National Park is compared to the rest of the drive through the Eastern Cape - apparently it rains there a lot more ...