Knysna Country House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Swimming pool
- Golf Course
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Today's activity was canyoning! We were very much looking forward to this as canyoning is so much fun and we had heard really good things about the place we were going to do it. Plus we woke up to some un-forecast but very welcome sunshine! Our taxi was at 9:30 which meant a slightly earlier wake up than we had got used to. Once we arrived we met the team and two other girls that would be joining us, they all seemed pretty cool and we shared a few bants ...
... unfortunately it would appear that South Africa doesn't sell any jumpers except for very expensive surf branded ones so this didn't go so well. Feeling like we had bought enough for us to survive the freezing climate for the time being we headed back up the hill and grabbed some lunch from our little restaurant the table. We returned to the apartment after checking that the hairdressers was still shut and had a small amount of time to relax before our pick ...
... safe! so what do i do? Accidentally drop it in the pond!! Luckily I got away with it, not that it was probably a massive deal....we then had to watch an intro video which basically said that humans are killing the world and this place is trying to save what they can!!! was actually quite sad!!! then went out to start looking at the animals....it was mainly big cats here, saw leopard, cheetah, caracal, African wild cat, one of the ugly five, a stork ...
... days and I am much madder now in other ways.
More recently I arrived here in what I guess was a half hearted attempt to continue with the cycle tour of the country I was on when my father unexpectedly passed away. I just do these things you know, no planning, I just wander down the drive and the next thing I'm standing at the top of the Maluti Mountains wondering how the hang I got there ...
... perched precariously atop the incredibly steep hillside. Once we reached the top of the, we were greeted warmly by John, our host, and shown to our chalet, which had the most magnificent (if somewhat misty) view across the hills towards the mountains beyond.
Dinner in the Lapa (African for "meeting place") was cooked and served by John himself. We were treated to sirloin steak done to perfection with a couple of really ...