Away with the Fairies
Trip Start Dec 10, 2008
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A trip was immediately planned after it was confirmed that I'd passed. Initially we planned on heading down to Coffee Bay for a few days but unfortunately with it being December and that schools and universities had already closed for the summer holidays, everything in Coffee Bay was already fully booked. Our backup plan was to head on through to Hogsback instead.
We rode back routes all the way from Queenstown to Cathcart to Stutterheim and then on through to Hogsback. I think the last time I'd been in the area must've been about 13 years ago, so it was beautiful to see again. I just love the landscaping..
Once we arrived in Hogsback, we found our backpackers, Away with the Fairies, booked ourselves some dinner and settled in. The food at the place was really good. It was quite an eye opener for me in the sense that I'd never really been in "tourist" areas in South Africa where accommodation, tours etc are marketed to foreigners. It was really good to see though.
The following morning we did a 5 hour hike through the forests, stopped at the Bridal Veil and Madonna and Child waterfalls. We did the hike really slowly but were quite tired by the time we reached the backpackers again. We were lucky enough to see some Knysna Loeries.
We left the following day to go through to Morgan's Bay to visit some friends, and then to East London to do the same. A good trip to start off with on the bikes, but definitely need to work on the fitness...