Protea Hotel Willow Lake
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... in Addo to find we had been moved to another guest house because of double booking. Annoyed to start with but then realised we have better accommodation at same price so all resolved!
Left Bloemfontein 08.45 arrived Addo 16.55 - a long day but a good journey.
Early dinner then spent the evening looking at photos and listening to ...
... by the British during the "Scorched Earth" policy during the Boer War. This policy was instigated by Lord Kitchener to retaliate against farms where the Boer men had fought against the British. The farms were burnt and the women and children resettled in the camps. This prevented the Boer fighters being fed and restocked with provisions and ammunition from their home farms.
A drive across country to Kimberley was next. The countryside ...
Our journey will take us from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic and we will travel over 2,500 miles. Some days you had to ignore all the tourist and adventurous stuff and just drive. That is what we did on Sunday and Monday. Our destination was the Addo Elephant Park.
To go west after leaving ...
... Roger's home - tea!!
Later Anne and Roger took us on a bit of a tour of the town and up Naval Hill, it is a nature reserve and sunsets can be very good fromup there. We were very lucky as when we reached the top of this hill we saw some giraffe, zebra, a couple of other buck and various birds. The sunset was good, as we had been told. There is also an observatory building up on top as well - don't think it is use as such anymore though.