Travel Blogs from George
... breaching but we are going to count it as a whale sighting!) This morning we took a 7K hike on the cliff trail overlooking the Indian Ocean outside of Mossel Bay. The path smelled of geraniums, sage and salt mist. Another first--We hiked along the warm waters of the Indian ...
... an extended active stay. The only point of concern is the baboons – I would not want to meet them on a hiking trail.
We opted NOT to bungee jump off of the Bloukrans Bridge, purportedly the highest bungee jump in the world. It’s been a great trip, let’s not push our luck.
Tomorrow we drive to Port Elizabeth, connect in Johannesburg, and head home. Just in time- we’ve run out of adjectives for this trip. ...
... 20, despite it all being along the flat. We saw some great birds though. The first part was the route we took yesterday, but then we struck off eastwards through the reedbed. We emerged onto a dusty road on the far side of the river plain along the bottom of the forested slope, and almost immediately I saw a Knysna Lourie dashing across a space between trees. This is probably the most exotic looking bird that South Africa has to offer, and it's almost unique to this area. ...
... and scaled the cliffs instead as climbing is more my forte.
We got across safely after 30 minutes of contemplating how to approach the river. Safe. One piece. And hardly any wet items!
It was day 5, and still we hadn't seen an otter. I was starting to think that the name of the trail was a misnomer. When we came into the clearing and the end of the trail we had a view of Nature's Valley and the 7km of uninhabited white sand beach. ...
... and I was left to hang until the “Spiderman” comes and attaches the wench to your harness. It was in those few minutes hanging upside down I felt the most at peace with everything. Silence had washed out any other noise and all I could hear was the sound of my own breath. All I could see was the valley leading all the way to the ocean. All the emotional excitement and adrenaline leading up to the bungee had dissolved as the warm sunlight relaxed my body ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking