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... of yellow and pink shrubs and flowers.
Tsitsikamma National Park, named after the sound of running water, surrounds Storm River. We found groups of Dassi (Rock Hyrax) sunning themselves on the rocks and grass by the carpark and our first snake, somewhat stunned from the pressure of vehicle tyres. We walked to the suspension bridge (or bridges) on springy plastic board walkways to a rocky beach and beautiful river gorge. Maree ...
... their eyesight.
Shortly after sunrise (8am) we met Sias our Ranger Guide. We set-off on foot across the plain in search of our elephants. As we made our way through the tall grasses he shared the story of elephants in this area. Knysna ("Nize Na") has always been a centre for Elephants. They have roamed this region of South Africa for thousands of years.
As we passed some mature elephant dung ...
... around, providing a home to 10 different species of monkey and ape, and a few tortoises. There was a particularly angry Black Howler monkey following us around and growling, but other than that no monkey business. Onto Birds of Eden, the worlds largest free flight aviary. It is huge. Now, I got a little booklet explaining the many different species, but didn't look at it, so I'll describe in colours. There was a pink cockatoo-looking thing that followed me around for ...
... the worst trained dogs we think we’ve ever met. They do nothing they are asked. **** bags. So we were up by 10am after very little sleep and spent the day looking around the shops in Plett and took a little trip down through Tsitsikama National Park to get to the beach (you don’t actually have to go through the park but we missed the turning and ended up there, which was nice). It was a cold, wet and windy day so we didn’t spend long on ...
So after one night in the rather uninteresting and characterless town of Mossel Bay, I hitched a ride to Plettenberg Bay, about an hour and a half further down the coast. The girl on reception was driving to a friend's house just outside of 'Plett’ (as it is known), so jumped aboard. South Africans drive fast I’ve come ...