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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... bit of packing and unpacking, we finally settle in – me with my computer, blog and photos and Doug with a complimentary newspaper. I suggest he should have a soak in the bath which he does,
He’s getting a cold I think - blowing his nose, sneezing etc. possibly from the myriad of seasons we experienced today … I gave him a couple of tablets to take and then some Vicks when we went to bed and fingers crossed it won’t develop ...
... wine. We had a Ploughmans lunch at the vineyard which was excellent. After that we visited an Ostrich farm which showed the whole process from chick to adult, we even saw ostrichs which were only 3 hours old. We had the chance to hold their eggs and sample the leather which they can provide. Following the talk we saw numerous male and female ostrichs, some people had the chance to feed them and there was even an opportunity to ride them, ...
... to catch me if I was to fall backwards. The bird didn't seem to flinch at my weight and as soon as I was on, one of the helpers removed the cover from its eyes let it reverse out of the pen and take off with me on its back! (Not before Leona screaming of course). I would say that actually my biggest risk was not the Ostrich itself, but Leona startling the poor animal by screaming at just a flinch of its head when it wasn't even her on the back of it. Nevertheless I got off ...
... the drive up to the cable car station builds your excitement and then the trip up in the cable car really wets your appetite - made even better by the fact that inside the car the platform rotates so you do not have to move to see all views without having to move around inside the car. Amazing that the cable car can hold 64 people and in December they had a record month for visitors with over 120,000. I had no idea what to expect once ...
... were only 10 weeks. Public can approach them until they are 14 months. The keepers can enter their territory until they are 2 years. Once they are older nobody can approach them because they become too dangerous. When you see their tiny bodies and innocent faces it is hard to believe it.
Of course, they didnīt let us cuddle with the cubs for a very long time. It was just 10 minutes or so. We had to take turns with the other couple.
Later we had lunch in ...