Ocean View Hotel
Travel Blogs from Coffee Bay
... expected that bit of the journey to be far more beautiful than it was and the landscape change wasn't quite as dramatic as I had envisioned however I'm sure the rain didn't help with this! The weather wasn't particularly pleasant whilst we were travelling and seemed to just be getting worse as we approached Coffee Bay. The Wild Coast area has clearly experienced high rainfall as it was very green compared to the parts of SA where I have already travelled. The huts ...
I sloped inside to the hostel living room last night after the rain got so torrential I thought my tent was about to float away. Inside on the couch it's warm and comfy. I could get used to this, but not for an extra 40rand a night.
Chastened by my many brushes with mortality yesterday as I attempted to catch enormous waves with a hard plank of wood attached to my ankle, flailing wildly ...
... and pressed a couple of enormous crayfish to the window. A glance at my companion was all that was needed, and we purchased both for the princely sum of £3. One was big, one was small, and I loved them like two ugly brothers. I thought seriously about feeding the small one up and eating the profits, but settled for dropping both into a pan of boiling water, a strangely terrifying experience. Their sacrifice was not in vain however, they were ...
... another 1.5 hours down to Coffee Bay. During the afternoon drive there we saw the young boys herding their cattle and had to stop for cattle, pigs, chickens and dogs to cross the pothole laden road. Sipho, a local who also did some of his own guiding, was hitching a ride back to Coffee Bay with the shuttle, so I got his contact information and we discussed doing a 20km hike to Bulungula that I had heard about.
The backpacker ...
... hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can only rest for a moment, for with freedom come responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not ended."
There is still much work to be done and the complexity of it all is mind boggling.
Our plan was to rise early and be on ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking