Wilderness and Storms River

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October 31st 2009
Published: October 31st 2009
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not a very good shot..

So I caught the Intercape bus at 6am from Cape town and many hours and gorgeous scenery later I arrived in Wilderness (well there is no bus that goes there so i had to get off in George and get a taxi..). The weather was beautiful and I stayed in a little backpackers right by the beach. My balcony had the most amazing view and the first time I looked out there were 4 southern right whales basking and playing in the sun right near the beach, brilliant!
If anyone is a birdgeek like myself they should go to Wilderness! The birds are so many and they are beautiful! I did a few trails and met a lot of old people...of course forgot my binoculars in the backpackers..but it was a good day or two. Had a long stroll on the beach and hung out in the hammock, life is GOOD!

From there i went to Storms River village. No one spoke to me on the backpacker bus because i was knitting...
I am staying in a lovely little backpackers called Dijembe. Its in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by indigenous forest. I met some german that drove me to the Tsitsikamma National Park to see Storms River Mouth. Its a fantastic setting for a river to start its journey inland and there is a suspension bridge over it. Scenic, scenic, scenic!

The Germans, a south african dude and myself did the first part onf the famous Otter trail. It was quite a hard hike up and down along the beach to a waterfall. We saw whales and Dassies and baby Dassies - so cuuute! The flowers and forest are gorgeous and the roaring waves are just stunning!

Of course we then faced a dilemma...the Germans left us and none of myself and the south african dude had a car. We thought it would be a good idea to walk back. We climbed a mountain and came to a lookout point with mind blowing views and then walked through amazing forests for what felt like a whole day..but we made it back before dark. So another day of more than 6 hours walking, we really deserved a beer by the open fire coming back! This time I remembered the binoculars and they came in well handy for the whales and some rare bird spottings!

I have decided to not do the bungy here but tomorrow I will take on a bit of horse riding instead.
This place is lovely and the staff in the backpackers are great, dont really want to leave!


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Beach view

I saw an otter here!!

6th January 2011

Hi, I have no words to say in this regard, very beauty full pictures, how do you discover this location, amazing fantastic, wish you all the best take care of your self family and friends, with regards.

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