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Flew 2 hours from Johannesburg to George then coach to Knysna. This is where the South Africans holiday. Went to the nature reserve going by ferry across the shallow lagoon. Thankful not to be with the other coach party of Americans. They make their presence felt - loudly!!! They were hollering for Nawrma! They checked in the "rest room" for Nawrma …
... out but always come back because they love it there and they get food. Feel like I’m just describing what I did rather than writing a blog but it’s hard to set the scene without this. Also there are a lot of foreign volunteers who speak reasonable English but I’ve realised since talking to them my English has actually gotten worse and how you say, more broken so apologies if this doesn’t make sense. Photos to come soon, but ...
... of champagne and sushi. Leavened with a unique flavour of shanty towns on the outskirts of course, the juxtaposition that makes South Africa such an uncomfortable place to visit.
Then onto one of the nearby beaches for the night. 14km of yellow sand and a hostel right on the seashore is a good location, but what really made it was the journey over - a swift hitch-hike in a pick up truck. It was one of those moments that can make a traveller feel like ...
On Wednesday we began our 7 hour drive across a large part of the "Garden Route" from Cape Town to Knysna. The Garden Route is a popular stretch of the southeastern coast of South Africa. It gets its name from the lush and ecologically diverse vegetation that grows here, and the numerous lagoons and lakes along the way. They say it has the second mildest climate on the planet, just behind Hawaii. If you've got to ...
After returning from my trip to Birds of Eden yesterday I picked up a brochure at the B&B about visiting Knysna Township. I have seen many townships during my travels here in South Africa. In Johannesburg, Cape Town, outside Kruger National Park and during my drives from town to town.
During the days of Apartheid here in South Africa, the blacks were ordered out of the cities and moved to these townships outside of town. While ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking