Elephant's Nest Guest Lodge
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... The boat tour was very informative, and was beautiful cruising on the super flat lake. I don't think that I have ever been on a reservoir. The damn was built in 1972 to supply water to the phosphate mine many kilometres away. It was kinda creepy and kinda cool to see some of the old trees that had been preserved in the water. I know that is done everywhere in the world, but still kinda interesting just to know that you are suspended in water over a once living ...
... places with tiny huts made of anything. However it is increasingly noticeable that often up to half the dwellings in these places are relatively new brick and tile structures, very small but an obvious improvement on the other stuff. The hotel stuff up means we have to drive another 130kms, although the hotel is only about 30 kms as the crow flies. Worst thing is that it is quite muggy in the non a/c hotel dining room, all very "open plan ranch style" stuff, and the food is very ...
... out of the tent the next morning around 7:00 feeling surprisingly good, and the taxi arrived on time. Getting the car was smooth, but I was nervous about driving it back to the hostel for two reasons: 1) I didn't have a very good map and 2) I would be driving on the left – which is also weird for two reasons: 1) Driving on the left and 2) Shifting gears with my wrong hand and in the opposite direction.
... which seemed to be a bit of a local enterprise down the river. A pleasant traditional lunch was shared with a welcome cool refreshment.
A further stop was made at the spectacular 48metre high Berlyn Falls before reaching God's Window where alas it was still cloud bound. We returned to Graskop for 4pm.
I headed out from the cottage and found the grassland edge of the town. I managed a reasonable picture of a ...
... amp; no diving or swimming in the post holes. They have and will be there for some time, in common with many other roads as we were to find out throughout the holiday. We duly arrived at our accommodation, Molly's Garden Cottage in the small town of Graskop just before 6pm as the light was fading fast.
On the route we had not been able to stop for any birding, but nevertheless quite a few birds were noted and it got the list started. Perhaps most pleasing and ...