The Russel Hotel
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- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
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Day one - plettenberg - 10th march - today I walked with natures giants. I walked hand in trunk with ELEPHANTS!! It was truly breathtaking. I feel so blessed we spent an hour with them , as well getting to know the people who looked after them. Such a dangerous job as they warned us these are still wild animals. My elephant seemed to be the rebel of the pack flapping her ears and tugging at my shoe laces. I Still wanted to take her home at the end ...
... a little black boy with a blue and white stripes shirt to take home but apparently that's not allowed) along with meeting her family in her house where the kids played and jumped all over us, sang us songs, tried to teach Pito how to 'play' the drums and not just bang it and taught us some Xhosa clicking words (not surprisingly we all suck at clicking!!). There's no doubt the Xhosa and coloured people (what we call 'half-cast) of this township live a ...
... you do affects the whole World. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity."
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Perhaps the most infamous aspect of South Africa is the Apartheid Era, and one of its enduring legacies are the townships dotting the country's landscape, a reminder of how millions were evicted from areas designated as white-only, and forced to move into areas designated for non-whites. Like Brazil's ...
After a nice breakfast we left the B & B at 8:30 because we had a lot of things to do today; a long day on the road to get to the town of Plettenberg Bay. We drove over Swartberg Pass. This is a 17-mile stretch of gravel road that was amazing territory. I think the top of the pass was at about 6,000 ft. On the north side of the pass, far below (4000 feet), all you could see was beautiful farmland amongst ...
... bit overcast - but hey it
doesn't matter. Down to the Quayside for dinner, bowl of pasta for me,
just what I fancied... Quayside really nice, lots of little shops will
definitely have to investiage further when they are open. Will write
again when I can manage :). C xx
Tuesday - have had a fab day today, went to Plentenberg Bay and out on a
boat, as there is no jetty you are towed into the sea by a tractor...