Trip Start Jun 12, 2004
50Trip End Jan 01, 2005
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Next, I travelled to the Garden Route, stopping at Knysna. Unfortunately, I had a bit of a flu, so I spent one day wrapped up in a duvet watching movies on TV. Luckily the sickness only lasted a day so I was able to go canoeing on the river estuary near town.
I continued on to Storms River where I completed a world record bungy jump! The Bloukrans river bridge jump is the highest in the world - 216 meters (of which the free fall is about 180 meters). I met a honeymooning couple from Ireland & hitched a ride with them back to my hostel after we stopped to hike the Storms River Mouth trails & walked on the suspension bridge. Later that day, I did an hour hike in the forest with a guy staying at the same hostel.
After an overnight stay in Port Elizabeth, I rode to Hogsback, a tiny hamlet in the mountains and supposedly Toiken's real inspiration for the Lord of the Rings trilogy (not New Zealand like the filmmakers make you think).