Porcupine Pie Guest Lodge
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The drive to Porcupine Pie (our guesthouse at Wilderness Heights) was incredible. It started in a fairly mediocre fashion as we visited Knysna which is reputed to be one of the prettiest towns along the Garden Route. Sadly the weather (grey and dank) didn't help our impressions of the place which has some Georgian and Victorian architecture to …
found the force 7 gale. When we returned the deck now judged unsafe was being
closed busily by the staff. We had some difficulty getting back inside.
Tomorrow morning we have to do battle with the South African
Immigration Officials at 0630 in order to get off the ship and do our booked
tour in Capetown (City Tour and Castle of Good Hope. No alcohol and an early
night required tonight.
Today was another early start. We were up at 5.45am and hit the gym. Bags out at 7.30, then breakfast and departed at 8.30am. We travelled East along the garden route. We travelled the route Stellenbosch, Paarl, Robinson, Ashton, Montagu, Barrydale ...
... had a huge 'ostrich boom' - everyone was growing rich. Now there are still ostrich farms - just not as many rich people. It rained while we were there which made ostrich farm tours a no go - "you cannot saddle a wet ostrich". But we ate scrambled ostrich eggs (like chicken egg), ostrich BBQ and ostrich jerky. Apparently you can do a hard boiled egg but ...
... in Cape Town.
On Friday I started a 3 day trip around the Western Cape. We drove down the back side of Table Mountain on our way out of Cape Town and it was such an amazing view. We went down to Hout Bay to board a boat to go to see a seal island. We could smell the island way before we saw it! There were so many seals sunning themselves on this small rock island and many more playing in the surf around it. It was cool to see and nice to get out on ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking