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Travel Blogs from Oudtshoorn
... biltong, nuts, healthy crackers and some smoked salmon….a treat for lunch were made.
Driving on a road high above the coast some whales were spotted so we had to stop and spend 15-20 minutes watching these great creatures lolling about … a mother and baby, great tail displays, spouting etc etc. Then to top it right off…. our view was rudely interrupted ...
... for BBQ). I also biked down Swatberg Pass and stopped at the Cango Caves along the way.My meals consisted of ostrich egg omelets (1 ostrich egg is equivalent to 24 chicken eggs) in the morning, ostrich carpaccio and sandwiches for lunch, and ostrich kebabs and sausages braais for dinner. I enjoyed walking around town and checking out the CP Nell Museum during my down time.My big day started with a shuttle up to the top of Swatberg Pass. The ride was ...
... we rushed down and found 6 perfect chubby little bunny's. They were sooo cute and Toni decided to take one home and called it Goggles....very cute and lucky. We said good bye to Kim and Demi before going to see Bambam for our last stop of the day. Sad day but just part of the job i guess. In the evening we did get to spend some time with the caracal cubs and Craig came to tell us that we will be having 2 orange Bengal tiger cubs coming to live at the house next week...eeek ...
... since the park is not too huge you are pretty certain to see a few. We actually had a close encounter which Frances recorded with a series of stills (first five pictures below). We turned a corner and the elephant was quite close and ambling toward us, and there was no space to pull off the road. Why didn't you back up? someone asks. Easy for you to say. Anyway, how do I know that a car reversing rapidly wouldn't enrage an elephant? They can ...
... committed to their 'slow town' motto otherwise I have no idea how they could afford these places. I believe there are a lot of South Africans, Britains and Americans who make their fortunes and then retire to the Garden route.
Although it was interesting we still weren't overly impressed by the tour, but that was before we came over the crest of the hill and were greeted with the most amazing views over the sea and lagoon at which point we were ...
Other places to stay in Oudtshoorn
Cnr. Baron von Rheede and Van Der Riet Streets, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $81
PO. Box 370, Oudtshoorn | 1 star hotelfrom $57
5 Baron Van Rheede Street, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $84
Farm Voorbedacht Matjiesrivier, Oudtshoorn, Western Cape, 6625, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $111
51 North Street, Oudtshoorn | 4 star hotelfrom $85