Villa Paradisa Guest House
Travel Blogs from Knysna
... a bit disappointed, it was again worth the effort.
When it comes to catching up with Downton Abbey, we seem to have absolutely no self control. Once again (like in Chianti) we stayed up watching back to back episodes until almost 2 am. Totally absorbed in the fantasy of it all, we managed to conquer all of Season 3 in as many days and nights.
Before leaving Plettenberg, ...
... township, rather than be the only black family in a white neighbourhood in town. Seems a bit of a shame to me that people stay divided by race like this, another sign that despite apartheid ending twenty years ago, real integration is still a distant prospect.
Most people here speak Xhosa as their first language, but the schools (which are quite new and well equipped - plenty of computers and internet access) teach in ...
... hours anywhere, this is the place to do it.
One particularly pretty section is from Gordon's Bay to Hermanus. The road winds on high cliffs overlooking the ocean, and is called Whale Watchers Road. People from all of the world come to watch the southern right whales spawn in the October. So, we missed the whales, but we did see a "shark watcher". As the name implies they try to spot great white and other ...
... in 1994, many of the people remain in the townships where their families all live and where they have a sense of community. Unfortunately, many of these townships are basically "shanty towns" with run down shacks and conditions are very poor. I have been curious to see what it is really like and this tour of Knysna Township will give me that opportunity.
The tour begins at 11:30 am and lasts for 3 hours. Before the tour I make a call ...
... they thought they were fake - that was until they moved.. We saw other animals and an intelligent family who ignored all warning signs not to get out of the car - who all got out to get closer to the springbok.. oh for a roaming lion. Managed to do some creative offroad driving in the Getz and got it bogged - fortunately we had just exited the drive through Lion enclosure otherwise it could have been fun.
We played with baby lion cubs (4mths ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Free parking