The Beach Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
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All good things come to an end and after 16 hours rain on the reserve, we knew it was time to pack up and leave. The game drive was shortened considerably as half the tracks on the reserve were closed so we packed up, bid farewell to our lovely Ranger, Miena and left for Port Elizabeth, our final destination before home.
After finding the hotel …
... structure. We had already crossed the Bloukrans Bridge earlier, the highest concrete arch in Africa, completed in1984 and holder of the world record for highest concrete arch bridge. However we had no information on it and contrary to later literature it was not well signed.
We would have loved to walk but the weather made it impossible.
I saw "Clarkson" written in white on a mountain side. Another reminder of ...
... Beetle, as well as many more animals.
Although we didn't see the big five we were not disappointed with our drive as the elephants were just fantastic to see in such large herds. Plus for only 400R for the both of us (£22), a mere £950 cheaper than our 3 day safari in the Serengeti, we couldn't really complain. In reflection, we both agree that self drive safaris in a smaller park are a much nicer experience than being part of a tour in one of the main bigger tourist parks.
... with some spectacular breaking waves crashing over the bow. It did, however, mean sleeping became more difficult to achieve and by the time land fall was made in Durban there was a treat in store in the shape of endless hours of uninterrupted, quiet and motionless sleep, tucked up safely in the marina. Perhaps not the warmest of welcomes to South Africa, but I still felt the excitement and desire to explore that always accompanies arrival in a new port. Roll on the South African adventure.
... edge of the park when JB slams the brakes on and shouts "lion" over the intercom. We looked out to the plain on our left and there he was, a male lion just taking an early morning stroll across the plain and into the bush. We stopped right there in the middle of the road (thankfully there was no one around) and watched him until his tail swished out of site into the bush. That one sighting alone made it all worthwhile visiting ...