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Travel Blogs from Plettenberg Bay
... out of town that evening.
Rainbows and sailboats aside, South Africa is not Monte Carlo. Though the high-rise buildings and freeways are sophisticated, the contrast in living standards is appalling. Only 2 decades ago the country was still living under the dark shadow of apartheid.
By the mid-20th century, blacks outnumbered whites in the ...
... the amazing Knysna Heads.
Back on the road again - more phenomenal mountain passes and scenic beauty and a stop at the oldest working ostrich farm in the area. Some of the more adventurous in our group actually took a ride on an ostrich and afterwards we watched an ostrich race (our favourite, Speedy Gonzales, won) and then enjoyed a feast of succulent tender ostrich meat.
Then back on the bus heading for Stellenbosch in the heart of the winelands region.
Next up along the coast is the town of Knysna. It's pronounced nyze-nah but after a couple of days here I couldn't stop thinking of it as nice-na. Everything here is very... nice. Nice places to stay, nice restaurants, nice scenery, even the township outside the town is pretty nice compared to elsewhere in the country. Maybe it's the slow speed I've been traveling at recently, maybe it's the ease of travel and the tourist-oriented, ...
... sounded panicked). When I did we saw that the cat had somehow got in and was asleep on Phil. Phil thought it was a baboon! We kicked the bugger out at 6am after he tried destroying the place plus it creeped us out as it would just stare at us and inch from your face!
We have now realised there are 2 things to fear in South Africa. Getting mugged and baboons. Not sure which is worse, loosing your money or your face?!
... Tony who was a fuss pot but nice. For the people working at SWMG, he reminded me a lot of Peter Hall!
We explored Plett and got a pizza in a restaurant. Not a lot to do here either, especially when the weather is so bad!
The next day we walked around the village some more and again it started to rain. We were looking for a cafe anyway and dived into the 1st place we could find to escape the rain! It was called ...