The Pearl of Oudtshoorn
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We started our tour of the Garden Route yesterday. The drive has been gorgeous- I had no idea how mountainous South Africa is, and the drive was rolling greens hills, large fields of yellow flowers, little white cabins by lakes, high desert scrub, and rocky coastline. Just one beautiful view after another.
We headed east for about 5 hours of driving, ...
We left the hotel at a leisurely 9am and proceed to the Cango Caves, a terrific cave system carved into the limestone mountains use by the San people early in the history of the area. A 90 minute guided tour allowed us to marvel at the cathedral size to small, small rooms decorated with stalagmites and stalactites. From the caves we proceeded to the ostrich farm and here learned all things ostrich. Our first ...
... were vegetarian alternatives too.) The hostel is pretty nice here, with a hammock, a large common area with a fireplace, and fresh baked goods by the staff. It gets pretty cold here once the sun sets, so everyone is basically sitting by the fire until it was time to go to bed and huddle under blankets. And even though the power is back on, it feels a bit wrong to sit here too much longer with my laptop. So I'm going to wish everyone a good long weekend, and shut down ...
... then the next. Dust swirled beneath him in his motion to humble himself for us. I sat on his knee, in a puddle of wet mud that rested in the crevasses of the folds of his muddied skin. And I didn’t care.
This massive, intelligent beast was humbled to accommodate me, the tourist. Angelo quickly got us on his back as well. His bristly hair scoured the inside of my thighs and the mud coloured my skin, but I ...
... pretty amazing and actually considered a red meat (and healthy too!)
Almost all components are used, even the empty eggs are turned into amazing items of art.
An amazing overall visit to this town, from the Ostrich tour, to Cango Caves to the above standard service service and accommodations provided to us by the staff at Mooiplaas guest house.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking