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July 4, 2015
Knysna, South Africa
Knysna seems to be where the "real" Garden Route starts. It's located on a lagoon that ebbs and flows with the tide. Our ...
... at McDonalds that are surrounded by parking lots where other western franchises are in plain view. No, I would say that South Africa is the transition point from the world of Western comforts into the world of Africa as many of you might know it. I still can't believe that only five weeks ago I was starting off my trip in Tanzania in a place that seemed vastly different than the world I was accustomed to.
Now, I am finishing off my second to ...
... and Zelda's wedding on the 10th March. The ceremony was beautiful and a stones throw from the Elephant sanctuary. We then went to the harbor where we caught a boat to the most magically setting I've ever seen. Just off the cusp of the mountain there is a restaurant called, Feather Bed, you are outside surrounded by trees, candles, fairy lights, stars and a spectacular full moon...it was something out of a fairy tale. We had a lovely evening dancing and ...
... on to Wilderness and check into Shining Waters Guest House . Wilderness is a beautiful coastal town stuck right in the middle of huge forests- really stunning. Once we arrived- completely pooped- we opened all the doors and windows to take in the clean sea air and the sounds of the ocean and took a nice long afternoon nap. Waking up revitalized and hungry we headed off to a local boutique hotel and had a nice dinner at ...
... was truly impressive.
We moved up to Citrusdal where there are is a spa complete with hot spring water at a very comfortable 43 degrees. Set in the mountains in Victorian pine lodges surrounded by ecalyptus trees and lots of flowering shrubs it is pretty idylic. There is a hot pool and cool pool as well as rock pools that are warm. Just as well really because Mum fell in the Supermarket on the way and has been hobbling painfully ever since! The waters eased it a bit but ...
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