The Russel Hotel
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July 7, 2015
Nature's Valley, South Africa - on the Garden Route
A short vid of my bungee jump is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A12mvL9 wd6k
Nature's Valley is not a misnomer. Just east ...
... s edge. You are only supposed to do this hike at low to mid tide, and we could see why, as it seems like the powerful waves could easily reach the trail at high tide. We only saw a couple of other hikers during the waterfall hike, and it felt like we were at the edge of the world. We had worn our bathing suits in case we wanted to swim in the pool at the base of the waterfall, but the rain and fog deterred us, so we just ate a picnic lunch at the base ...
... were loooooads of other travelers doing the same thing, all getting off a different places, bit nervous at first, hoped I wasn't going to be the only loner traveler! I wasn't at all though so it was fine :)
First stop was Knysna (pronounced nyz na!) a really nice little lagoon with a cute harbor.. Met 3 girls who got off at the same place, who were staying in the same hostel so had a bit of an explore with them. We went out to dinner and ...
... it was an earthy bowl of vomit with edible flowers! Kylie ate a lot of hers to be polite. I did not! You know that dogs eat grass to vomit? This must be the vegetation they were after! Talking of dogs our posse were fast asleep in front of the fire. Topaz was playful when awake, well bitey when awake. He bites a lot. We re-name him bitey!
I woke up in the night (2am) to Phil elbowing me asking me to switch the lamp ...
... Sam Boy just wanted to know the price of a wooden elephant (about 2 ft tall) and of course they would just give him the highest price, unless he pretended to want to buy it. He didn't appreciate this, however it did give him something to do whilst I enjoyed the atmosphere. Eddie decided to buy every item they had for sale and even got a wooden snake just to torment Sam Boy. We continued our walk along the water to the heads. We ...