Xanadu Guest Villa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... more wild and natural setting. Hundreds of monkeys running essentially wild swinging, jumping, playing...doing all the things you would expect monkeys to do (including some behaviour you don't want the kids to see!). These guys do a lot of work to help give the monkeys a good life. Was kind of cool to see.
Off to the hotel. A premium Hilton property that is simply gorgeous. Wish I had time ...
... and Hugo Chavez's redistribution of land to impoverished peasants. He also wears a beret when he speaks, which of course can be somewhat reminiscent of scary communists! Anyway, here's a recent piece about him in a magazine called News 24. Ironically enough, after Scott and Eloise left to head back to Pretoria, I spoke with Leon, who I imagined as an Afrikaner would have a more conservative viewpoint on the situation, but was surprisingly sympathetic ...
... it. I'd had enough meat for one day so I enjoyed some light sushi and, of course, some wine! We also learned about a local artist whom we absolutely were blown away by... you shall see in our new flat soon why!
Wine - The one at The Point Hotel, Mossel Bay - Chenin Blanc - A pleasant table wine. Wine - The one at the Blue Olive, Wilderness - Ladismith Shiraz - Rich and warm overtones lingering on the mouth for longer than you'd expect!
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On the hike we were essentially alone and were able to enjoy the beautiful sunny day. It didn't take us a terribly long time to get to the waterfall; there were actually quite a few people at the waterfall, including both kids and adults. All I could think was: these four year olds did not make that hike -- there must be an alternate trail or a place you can drive ...
... the road, a local farmer drove up in his bakkie to check if we were OK and if we needed any help. The hospitality and caring attitude of the locals is awesome and something that has really stood out on this trip no matter what part of the country we are touring.
Once we arrived at Peter's house in Port Owen at Velddrift we unpacked, while Walda and Keith took a drive to Aurora to visit Walda's mom, Dolly.
Andrea, Leon, Mark & Mary took the Sani ...