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... their eyesight.
Shortly after sunrise (8am) we met Sias our Ranger Guide. We set-off on foot across the plain in search of our elephants. As we made our way through the tall grasses he shared the story of elephants in this area. Knysna ("Nize Na") has always been a centre for Elephants. They have roamed this region of South Africa for thousands of years.
As we passed some mature elephant dung ...
... this big mommy!" (not really that big, and probably not more than 7-8 inches) that was scaring their entire clan. I admit, much to all of your chagrin, that screaming British children isn't really my cup of tea, so Natalia and I saddled up to head back to our canoe caravan and make the journey back up the river.
Unfortunately our journey back on Wednesday afternoon brought with it a large amount of rain and overcast weather that managed to ...
Our next stop was lunch at the Pepper Mill. Darron and I had our first fish and chips- which were huge portions!
After lunch we went down the road to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. Both are giant enclosed outdoor areas that contain ...
... by the waves, but managed to stay straight and on the board this time. Even getting some paddling and perfecting the art of getting the hair out of my face in record time.
It was a really cool experience and I was definitely keen to do it again.
That night we watched a movie and the following morning Jef and I set out once again beyond the boarders familiar territory, bound for Knysna and then the Eastern Cape and Transkei.
... Phew, didn't have to push any bikes that day.
Played pool, chilled and relaxed again!!!!!!!!!!! What a great day
Supper - made toasted sarmies fit for bikers.
After a healthy home made breakfast of eggs, toast, fried tomatoe, ham and cheese we left Velddrift at 08h50 for the long journey (approx 500km's) to Walda's home at Groot Brak Rivier.
We passed through Malmesburg, Wellington, Paarl and went through the Hugenot Tunnel ...