Crawford's Beach Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today we are in South Africa in Port Elizabeth, part of the Eastern Cape province. 17 rand to 1 pound. We booked an excursion off our own backs and about 20 of us were driven to the Kwantu Private Game Reserve just over an hour away. We arrived and they were so welcoming and for about £50 we had a buffet breakfast and lunch plus a 3 hour safari tour of the reserve, we also got to play with the baby lions and even stopped at an elephant sanctuary ...
... took a quick kayak in the river, walked the beach and relaxed on the deck. I also enjoyed some locally brewed beer by Emerald Vale Brewing Company. All that before I head to Hogsback, a small town in the hills, for the next couple days.
... giggling away while the locals were laughing at us. Think it may have been slightly obvious we were tourists! After reluctantly returning them we went back to the hostel to chill out for a bit. Durban has the biggest Indian population outside of India and because of that we got told we must try a traditional Durban curry. That evening we headed to House of Curry and tried bunny chow - a Durban speciality which is essentially a quarter/half/whole loaf of bread (depending ...
... the Wild Coast, the small town of Cintsa is the next stop on the BazBus route. The hostel was a set of cabins and tent sites overlooking a bay, but the town itself was only reachable by crossing the estuary.
At low tide the stream was only a few inches deep but at high tide the water wass easily ten feet deep and flowing fast. The only place to find food was in the supermarket in the town, and that meant fording the stream quickly before becoming stranded. On the way ...
... to save some cash and keen to try out the new ultra light tent, the suns been out and it seemed quite mild. Really pleased with the tent it goes up super quick and is an actual 4 man-er just like it says on the tin! Brilliant as only weighs 1.16kgs!
A few other people dotted around, retired folk with no real homes. Not sure but had some interesting conversations ?? and it was lovely to get shown one ladies new craft hobby of making illuninous glow ...