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I think this place we are staying is the most comfy and poshest we have stayed in for a while, and it's a bit expensive for us, at 900 rand a night.
it is right on the beach and there is a great deck just outside the window where we sat most of the afternoon.
Wilderness itself is a bit strange , just a small cluster of shops and restaurants …
... even if you're still wearing yesterday's unwashed clothing - sitting in the back with the wind in your teeth, sun shining, watching the glorious scenery of the Garden Route speed pass (green forests and fields, mountains, and rocky lagoons. Similar to England in a way, but bigger), grinning at every giant 4x4 that you pass to tell them that even though they didn't pick you up you're not holding it against them because you're having more fun than they can ...
... shown up enough to make it enjoyable. The only casualty may be the shark cage diving as as the sea be angry.
Today we drove up to Oudtshoorn to visit a ranch where a number of animals from Africa and abroad are living and working as ambassadors for their species. It's a unique place as it provides the opportunity to interact with some of these guys and we had to take advantage.
Both Indira and I got to hang out with a 10 month ...
... hospital with a torn calf, we had a fun day surfing! Much the same the second day and after falling off a lot at the start I was consistently standing and surfing like a dude possessed.
We had a farewell meal cooked by Rob the Canadian (with yummy sticky rice), with Jen and Jule a lovely German girl we met surfing.
The Baz dropped us at Port Elizabeth later that night and after enduring someones snoring and smelly feet in a large ...
... we did actually get out to the local museum which was set in an old fort built by the British. There is a very varied history to the area, from the Zulu tribes, King Shaka consolidating them, Norwegian Missionaries, the Boers and the British. There was also a display of pots and baskets from old to modern and we were enlightened as to the process for construction and how they used to be used and how a lot ...
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Perfect place to stay, right on the beach and a gorgeous guesthouse indside and out.
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