Oakdene Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Swimming pool
- Non-smoking rooms
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The town developed during the craze for ostrich feather decorations in hats and on clothes during the 1870s and then again during the 1910 to 1920s. The area currently supplies 3500 kg of feathers for Mardi Gras in Brazil. We toured a very good small museum in the old boys school in town. It started in 1936 and it looks like lots of families have found a good home for stuff they don't want anymore which the museum has displayed ...
... biltong, nuts, healthy crackers and some smoked salmon….a treat for lunch were made.
Driving on a road high above the coast some whales were spotted so we had to stop and spend 15-20 minutes watching these great creatures lolling about … a mother and baby, great tail displays, spouting etc etc. Then to top it right off…. our view was rudely interrupted ...
... for BBQ). I also biked down Swatberg Pass and stopped at the Cango Caves along the way.My meals consisted of ostrich egg omelets (1 ostrich egg is equivalent to 24 chicken eggs) in the morning, ostrich carpaccio and sandwiches for lunch, and ostrich kebabs and sausages braais for dinner. I enjoyed walking around town and checking out the CP Nell Museum during my down time.My big day started with a shuttle up to the top of Swatberg Pass. The ride was ...
Sat- We spent the morning skyping loved ones before walking to the ranch for Lunch with Garrett. He then took us for a tour of his house. Its amazing with lots of animal skins over all the walls, a pool and outside bar :) We then made our way back to the house to spent a few hours with Lu-marie and the Caracal cubs :) We first had them in the living room before taking them ...
... As you can see he passed calmly.)
There are many of the usual game, also smaller creatures. At one waterhole where you are allowed to get out of your car, we spent a lot of time watching tortoises. You need time for that. The park also abounds in dung beetles, but although there is elephant dung all over the roads (as a conservation measure for the beetles, you are asked not to drive through it, which is difficult) and we slowed ...