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... appearing right in front of us. They have become used to the tour groups watching so aren't frightened as long as you don't make sudden movements. After breakfast we drove to the Canga Caves. They were discovered by white man in the 1700s and have been a major tourist attraction in Africa for centuries. Stunning. Stopped for lunch at Karusa Winery and Brewery on the way ...
... he knew it was important to me.
We departed to the Cango Wildlife Ranch at 10.00. We arrived 10 minutes later when the ranch was getting quite full. We could see that the summer holidays period was still on. We had to queue for a while before we were able to buy our tickets. We paid ZAR 117 per person (instead of ZAR 130 per person) thanks to a small discount we got in our lodge.
Cango Wildlife Ranch was originally as a crocodile farm in 1977. It ...
... 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 ...
... and lets nature do what nature does. He merely monitors their behaviour. It was a lovely morning. We were back to Gumtree lodge by 8am. After breakfast we set off for the Cango Caves, 30km out of town. With the cave guide and about 40 other tourist we head into the general section of the cave. The other section includes squeezing through tiny passage ways, some of them you need to go down head first .. The first part of the cave was used by the koi San tribe, then early ...
... amazing and then we came to beautiful farms growing grain with irrigation. The Cango Caves were closed so we continued to Oudtshoorn for our accommodation. The Rosenhof Country Manor was elegantly furnished with beautiful gardens, fountain and delicious food. We tried the crumbed ostrich as we were in the ostrich capital of the world, but were not overly impressed. Once again a day filled with great new experiences and a whole new different understanding of Africa. ...
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