Protea Hotel Outeniqua

123 York, George, Western Cape, 6530, South Africa | 2 star hotel
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Giant kingfishers.

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... taken great care not to cut down any living trees in erecting it, diligently cutting out section of the boards to fit them around tree trunks and even hanging lianas that protruded across its route. At the top of the boardwalk there was a series of two waterfalls. We scrambled up the steep rock to the upper fall, and I had a swim in a deep dark pool underneath it. Not too cold once you're in, and very refreshing. We ate sandwiches ...

Little waterfall and big tree.

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... Another of the birds we'd really hoped to see this holiday. Coming back down the path it was raining more heavily, and tiny brown frogs were leaping like fleas from under our feet. We also came across a few small land crabs on the path. When we got back down to the car we ate sandwiches and then drove up a long steep and winding road to the village of Hoekwil. We had a coffee at a village store-cum-cafe frequented by earthy red-neck farming types in rusty old ...

The pied kingfisher trail.

A travel blog entry by timellis99


... have a long pointed green crest edged with white, bright red bill and eye-ring, and very sharply defined white stripes above and below the eye. (Google it if you can't imagine it!) Once we'd connected the bird to its repetitive frog-like croaking call, we realised the forest is full of them. We continued on along the dusty road to the Ebb and Flow campsite and crossed the river by a bridge where a steam train used to run along a preservation line, but sadly no more. Then we ...

The Elephant Dance

A travel blog entry by trickynikki


... ear shapes with your arms. Then you step forward and back aggressively while flapping these ears like you were about to charge. Be careful with this one, it can end badly. The forth is the elephant walk, here you use your arms and legs to jump around in a circle (like the running man) to mimic an elephant dancing on his hind legs. Then you repeat these moves as many times as you like. See simples, now go try ...

Living on the Edge

A travel blog entry by mmkuhl


... this blog plays witness to the fact that I was indeed stopped by the cord. Understanding the science of bungee jumping now, a person does not simply stop when the bungee begins to pull, the cord recoils and the jumper goes back up again to free fall once more. I was lucky, as a bigger gentleman my cord recoiled almost back to the top and once again I felt the blow to the stomach a free fall imposes. I did this a few more times before my cord finally ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 123 York, George, is near Bramble Hill at Fancourt.
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