Cape Town – Final Reflections
The Final Hurdle

Cape Town – Final Reflections

This has been without doubt the best holiday we have ever taken - and it has some strong competition. Stunning scenery, excellent food, luxurious accommodation and friendly people have combined…

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Fun in the Fynbos – Christmas in Cape Town
Christmas in Cape Town

Fun in the Fynbos – Christmas in Cape Town

Better weather today meant we could take the 4x4 trip through the fynbos clad slopes of the Grootbos nature reserve. They are doing a wonderful job here conserving unique vegetation…

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Even in paradise, it rains sometimes …
Walker Bay - Storm Brewing

Even in paradise, it rains sometimes …

Even in paradise, it rains sometimes. We woke to quite hard rain, which is set to continue all morning, so we abandoned plans to take a jeep safari through the…

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Accommodation Review – Grootboos Private Nature Reserve
Grootboos - View of Walker Bay from our bedroom terrace

Accommodation Review – Grootboos Private Nature Reserve

HOTEL WEBSITE We arrived to a very warm and friendly welcome at Grootboos Private Nature Reserve and were shown to our suite. The lodge has panoramic view across beautiful Walker…

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Paradise Found
Sundowners on Walker Bay

Paradise Found

A five hour drive out of Knysna down the remainder of the N2 Garden Route took us through miles of golden fields dotted with neatly stacked, circular hay bales protected…

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Knysna
Plettenberg Bay from the Robberg Peninsula

Knysna

We hiked the Robberg Peninsula today - a really lovely walk. The weather was overcast, which was a bit of a shame, but it was warm and dry at least.…

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Goodbye Shamwari – Hallo Kynsna
Sicla - Doing the Weeding

Goodbye Shamwari – Hallo Kynsna

This morning was our last 5am start and our last game drive. Sicla was on a mission to find me more elephants - not too difficult to track with the…

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Down time
Down time ...

Down time

After four days of 5 am starts and an hour and a half drive back through driving rain in an open truck, we woke at 4am to a big thunder…

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