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... engineer and lots of convicts. But it is so beautifully done - works with the landscape, amazing feat of engineering accomplished under budget. Roasting hot as we set off, beautiful all the way up, and then we hit the clouds and realised why the area supplies the likes of Sainsbury's with soft fruit etc. The mountain top and the other side were shrouded in drizzly mist. Stunning flowers - think tropical bouquets in M&S and lots of water ...
... metres long, 50 metres wide and 15 metres high) then continue through passages and up and down steps into further smaller halls.There are stalagmites and stalactites and spectacular rock formations lit up with coloured lights.
Leaving the Heritage tour route we had to crawl through small tight passages and chimneys. Jacob's Ladder of 200 steps was next followed by a low passage 1.2 metres high for 25 metres. A passage of 75cm narrowing ...
Greetings! I write this while sitting by the fireplace in Oudtshoorn, a town along the Garden Route famous for its ostrich farms.
Hiking and the Indian Ocean
We started off the day with a morning hike in Tsitsikamma National Park, at Storms River Mouth. The trailhead was at the beach, and I kicked off my shoes and dipped my toes into the Indian Ocean for the first time. Woohoo, another ocean checked off the list!
The hiking trail -- really ...
We repacked our bags to distribute items for the road trip first thing in the morning. The guesthouse we were staying at included breakfast so we filled up before trekking down to the ocean determined to see some whales. It was a beautiful, warm day in august and was not windy - ideal conditions for whales to appear near shore to mate or for their calves. As we were heading down to the water, we heard the horn go off - yep that was the whale crier of hermanus blowing for a ...
... flung off. Due to the fact that it was unbearably hot (38 degrees C), only a few people could ride the ostriches that day. So Liz graciously declined being one of the select few and was instantly relieved. ;).
We learned how strong ostrich shells are when Lew stood on a nest of them without breaking any. Interesting, but it kind of ruins the saying "walking on egg shells" for ...