Travel Blogs from Port Elizabeth
After a brief flirtation with Port Elizabeth it was time to head west again. A six hour drive, with a brief pause for a prawn lunch at Plett (again), to Botlierskop (near Mossel Bay) where we had three nights booked in the Game Reserve. Given our experience of Shamwari we did not expect Botlierskop to come close as a safari experience.
... were to be found were extremely friendly and showcased how unique their culture is. However, a thriving tourist hub this was not, and finding a cafe that was open for lunch was done so by sheer luck. One trip to this quiet, all most unworldly, community was enough, it was not worth the drenching of the dinghy ride to come back having seen all that was on offer in a matter of hours.
In contrast, Direction Island was another world in itself. Uninhabited, it served as more of a ...
... It was very chilly at this point and I was almost praying we didn't see any more animals. My heart had already been so worked up from the lions earlier, I didn't know if I could take much more haha. However, although we didn't see lions we did see the elephants again. This time we saw the "naughty bull" who tends to come right up to the vehicle. This is why passengers no longer are allowed to bring snacks on the drives. We were also a bit ...
... Everyone uses instant coffee here, not filtered coffee and tea is more popular than coffee.
-Roobois tee is my favorite tea. It is from South Africa and in Afrikaans it means “red bush.”
-Napkins are called serviettes.
-Every school in South Africa, whether government funded or private, all have uniforms. Uniforms are all different depending on the school but all students wear uniforms here.
-There are no school buses in ...
... We walked along PE waterfront which was really nice and busy which is unusual for Africa on a Sunday. There was a massive street market on the beach which we walked through to get to the Boardwalk Entertainment Complex. Whilst there we went to the cinema and saw Taken 2 which cost us 50 Rand together! (£4 ish). We walked back along the beach and got a Nando's..... These originate from South Africa but the Brits do it better! The next day ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSinga Lodge Port Elizabeth
A well presented (if kwerky) 5 star Guest House with superior accommodation. Situated in a quiet part of Summerstrand this Guest House is extremely attractive. Our room comprised a downstairs lounge area with honesty minibar & Fridge and an enormous "Open Plan" first floor bedroom & bathroom. It took us a while to get used to a free standing bath in the bedroom and the toilet/bidet located also in the bedroom (secluded by a silk panelled "fire screen". (Hence the kwerky bit) great Digital TV with satellite stations and free WiFi which gave fast reliable connection throughout our two night stay. Accommodation is B&B although three course evening meals are available for an extra charge (quite expensive for SA dining). Food was very good. Staff were polite and friendly. Waiting staff seemed a little inexperienced. We would stay here again.
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