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Travel Blogs from Swellendam
Another early start, need to be on the road by 8. Unfortunately it is a very dull day, though supposed better ran roasting with my 6 hour drive ahead of me.
I get an early breakfast and check out the fabulous Grootbos. There are loads of people in the reception milling around for the early morning, I debate staying for a while and joining …
... us a view of most of the park. There were four Cape Zebra below us, a long way off but we have good binoculars. One of them was a small foal. They were taking turns to roll around on their backs in a dust bath, sending up great clouds of dust into the clear blue sky. We also saw plenty of Bontebok and a few Grysbok. We continued along the gravel road to the river, where we undertook a very hot and gruelling walk through scrub at the riverside. Absolutely no birds on ...
... from sight as soon as they settle on a bush. there was a small herd of elands along there too, which we got quite close to. From the VC we walked back along the road, and in the row of eucalypts lining the road we saw our first woodpecker of the holiday, a cardinal woodpecker. We had breakfast and packed up to go. It was only when we were checking out at the reception building that we discovered the place has a small swimming pool tucked away in a hidden garden. Rather annoying ...
... getting sick, and I've always thought that if something did get me, it would be something nasty. In Swellendam I somehow ended up with a case of gastroenteritis, so ended up staying here for about five days, mostly going backwards and forwards between bed and the toilet. Not very pleasant! Ended up seeing a doctor for a course of antibiotics which sorted it out pretty quickly though.
I was definitely ready to move on by this point...
Just spent three nights camping in this incredible place called Cederberg in the middle of South Africa...and then did four hours drive to Montagu for another night of camping.. Driving back to Cape Town today. Will update further when time or energy ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking