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Travel Blogs from Somerset West
... suss out from my fridge antics, camping is not really my thing at all, but it's the only way to get to and see certain places, so compromises were called for, hence the lodges and B&B's from time to time with proper beds to sleep in and showers to take without getting sand on our feet.
7th April: From the "Roadhouse" to the Fish River Canyon Lodge itself which was nearby, so not much driving to do today. The only driving we did was ...
... Once back in the shuttle, we meandered our way past the District 6 museum, the Slave Lodge, parliament buildings, St. George Cathedral, and Green Market Square, before stopping at a place called the Company Gardens. This is a beautiful little park in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city. Its history is compelling, as originally this area was a place where fruits and vegetables were grown to supply the ships sailing around the Cape during the spice ...
... 8221;. It basically it is an exclamation of how
fantastic something is in Afrikaans. I have been using it a lot lately so
please excuse my language!
So let’s leave it there and I will try to find and upload
some photos for the next chapter in South Africa. But that’s after lunch and
walk on the beach. Yes, I am blatantly rubbing it in! Until then, stay warm,
look around you and enjoy what you see! Cheers!
... with people in traditional costumes singing and drumming, woman who painted our faces with patterns of white dots around the forehead and eyes like Africans may or may not have done at one time, and glasses of champagne - I'm not entirely sure how authentic all of these traditions were.
Authenticity aside, the restaurant was really fun. It served an amazing array of meats from a huge grill including beef, springbok sausages, impala steaks, and chicken. They also had tagines ...
... rock pool at Mtentu River Lodge
(with a cider in hand), followed by a kayak up the gorge to a huge
waterfall cascading into the river, followed by a scramble up the
side of a gorge and a terrifying cliff jump into the brown waters
that apparently sometimes have sharks, followed by a swim over to a
huge sand bank to play frisbee with the folks from 350.org (who were
doing their strategy session at the lodge), followed by amazing