Protea Hotel Riempie Estate
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... lanterns as their own light. Over the years, lights were put in and sidewalks laid down in the chambers so that it was easy to see the dripstone formations that were created over thousands of years.
As we walked into the large main chamber, we saw where musical concerts used to be held. The chamber can hold an audience of about 2 000 people. Few concerts are held in the cave at this time due to the damage that people did to the caves. Pieces ...
... a number of big cats. The Cango Wildlife Ranch is today home to more than 90 species of animals and reptiles.
Although it may look like an ordinary zoological garden it is much more. Cango Wildlife Ranch displays a lot of animals that literally move your heart. They are also in possession of many rare creatures which makes the place very special. Some of them are dangerous (venomous snakes, crocodiles, hippo or big cats); some of them are extremely cute (lemurs, ...
... we did eat ostrich meat which was very tasty. Puttering about the area, we explored some amazing terrain, hiking into a waterfall off the Meeringspoort pass and travelling to a tiny, charming town called Prince Albert where we enjoyed a great cup of coffee and a bowl of homemade soup at the Lazy Lizard. We met Dave and Denise, a delightful older couple who said they were on a SKIN trip (spend kids inheritance now) and asked us if that was what we were ...
... was ok as the group got along nicely and we have been in Africa long enough to know that there is a lot of waiting around for wild animals. Davey was very exited to finally find a little head pop out of the ground and we quickly picked up our chairs and raced to this mound of sand. A few single meerkats pop their heads up, had a bit of a look and then back to warm burrow. We are seated about 2 meters from all this action. Finally the whole family arises including 8 little ones. ...
This morning we drove through the town of Knysna and down into the newer area on Thesen island. It is a very modern, vibrant seaside town on the banks of the beautiful Knysna Estuary, not unlike the feel of Noosa with expensive shops and houses. We then went on a gravel road, saw King Edward VII Tree (600 year old yellow wood tree) and went through the valley of ferns which reminded us of the rainforest at Eungella. We were climbing over rugged terrain ...