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Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River June 1st 2019

Saturday morning has turned out to be another magnificent, sunny day and should be great for some sightseeing around Knysna before we take the short drive to Storms River in the heart of the Tsitsikamma National Park in the Eastern Cape. We had had a longer and better night’s sleep in the rondele even though the bed was still quite firm. Perhaps it was the wine last night that gave us the perfect nightcap. Breakfast again was very fulfilling and Gretchen even had an option for Weetbix which would have made it just like home. But she is enjoying the yogurt here so much she decided against following what she would have at home. We had a good old chat with Katrin, the lodge owner, trying to put the world right .It is always very interesting ... read more
Kynsna Heads
Million dollar views from the house opposite headland
Viewing platform and luxury clifftop homes,Knysna

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River November 14th 2014

Cosy place with the Pipi Langkous horse in the kitchen, Hélène as Pipi Langkous and a goat as pet! With the Tsitsikamma Natural Park close by, we decided to go for a kayak trip through the beautiful garden of the Garden route.... read more
Djembe Backpackers
Agapanthus, Tsitsikamma Natural Park
Tsitsikamma Natural Park

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River July 27th 2014

Ja, hallo allemaal, daar zijn we weer. We gaan weer even bijbloggen hoor. Onze laatste berichtgeving over de Fernery Lodge, dat het een prachtige verblijf is, kunnen we nog steeds bevestigen. Het is vrijdagochtend als het zonnetje ons wekt in de lodge. Vandaag een uitslaapdagje, dus pas om 10 uur aan het ontbijt, met uitzicht op de Indische Oceaan. En jullie raden het nooit, het is Kerst hier in de lodge. De kerstbomen 🌲🌲staan vrolijk te fonkelen in de hal en het restaurant. Prachtige kerststukken versieren de ruimte en de geur van dennen omringt ons. De eigenaar leek het wel leuk om eens Kerst in de winter te vieren 😄. Na het ontbijt besluiten we eerst bij de receptie ons dagelijkse portie App's en Facebook berichten op te halen. En niet te vergeten de door Ingrid ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River July 25th 2014

Dag 13 Jeffrey's Bay - Tsitsikamma National Parc De Bay Cove Inn ligt duidelijk niet zo rustig als ons vorige verblijf. Rond half negen word ik wakker en hoor dan al de nodige auto' s 🚗🚕🚙 passeren op de hoofdweg Da Gama, van Jeffrey's Bay. Ik ben eigenlijk wel uitgeslapen en sta alvast op. Even wassen en aankleden en dan nog even het blog bijwerken. Daarna kan de rest in ons kleine badkamertje, we moeten nu namelijk met z'n vijven een kamer en badkamer delen, maar dat is geen probleem hoor. Het weer is goed en om kwart voor tien zijn we allemaal klaar voor de uitcheck en rijden we richting het ontbijttentje dat we gisteren gezien hebben. Het is echt super gezellig aangekleed en we kunnen zelf de koffiebonen voor de cappuccino uitkiezen, vandaag dan ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River February 5th 2013

Day 2 to 5 - Oudtshoorn – Tsitsikamma – Addo Elephant National Park – Hogsback So this morning we were up at the crack of dawn for the departure from Cape Town for our Tucan Adventure. Waking up in our ocean view ensuite bedroom was our last chance to enjoy what most of us would call ‘living in luxury’. Waking up in a tent for the next 54 days was our accommodation now, and adding in the odd unexpected visit from a baboon, hippo, lion, scorpion, elephant, hyena or any other African animal you can think of and it becomes our luxurious accommodation. Alex said her tearful goodbyes to the legendary Nardee (the greatest Cape Town host you could hope for) and we sadly left Nards to start our trip with our new group. There was ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River April 23rd 2010

With the rain beating down, we'd retired to the tents at about 20h30 last night and battened down the hatches. With everything secure and away from the sides of the tent, I climbed into the sleeping bag and snuggled down. The wind battered the tent and the rain came from the south, then from the west and then vertically down! All the time, the waves smashed into the rocks just yards away. I slept well, waking at 06h00 in preparation to go back to the suspension bridge before breakfast and take some photographs. However, it was still raining, so I just went back to sleep. At 07h00, the weather had changed; the rain had gone and sunshine was beginning to reach the ground. Grabbing some clean clothes, a donned a waterproof and headed off for an ... read more
Surf before Breakfast
Surf before Breakfast
Surf before Breakfast

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River April 22nd 2010

Last night, Jerry excelled himself on the camp fire and produced the most tender, red steak you could imagine. Served with cheese potatoes, salad and two bottles of Pinotage, it was probably the best meal of the trip so far. Awoken by Maxwell at 06h00, I was still dreaming of the food. It had been a real pleasure to be back in the tent and I'd slept like a baby. Now it was time to get up, wash, dismantle the tent, pack the truck, eat breakfast and get on the road. So proficient were we that we were leaving the Elephant Park 15 minutes ahead of schedule along some very bumpy roads indeed. Although the dawn had been beautiful, dark clouds were gathering to our right as we bounced along. To our left, the clear weather ... read more
Jeffery's Bay
Jeffery's Bay - Surf for those with a board
Jeffery's Bay

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River March 22nd 2010

South Africa - The Garden Route (And A Bit More) A lot of tours to South Africa just visit Cape Town and the Garden Route. You could easily spend a couple of weeks along the Garden Route- we have just a couple of days. Tsitsikamma Our starting point is Tsitsikamma National Park on the Indian Ocean. We spend a couple of days camping at the campsite here within the park. This campsite has been voted South Africa’s top campsite for several years. It’s easy to understand why, with beautiful forested surroundings, good facilities and our tents pitched next to the Indian Ocean. The downside of it being voted the top campsite and it being a Bank Holiday weekend in South Africa is that the campsite is really busy. Fortunately {or unfortunately for the other campers} some ... read more

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River November 26th 2009

22nd Nov ======= Reached Storms River in the evening, this is a place full of adventure stuff and near the TsitsiKamma National Park. When I arrived at the backpackers, there was a fire going on and people sitting around it and drinking, met a group of South African girls who had just passed out of college and taking a roadtrip to decide what they want to do next. They had so many questions on India and opportunities there :) Its interesting how little people know about India in general and especially how the country is doing in the recent past. Partied till 2AM, then crashed, undecided what to do the next day. 23rd Nov ======= Met a British lady and decided to go hiking in the Tsitsikamma National Park, to the Storms River Mouth. It was ... read more
Taking a break
One of the Bays
At a Lookout Point

Africa » South Africa » Eastern Cape » Storms River November 26th 2009

Thought of the jump woke me up, I was probably terrified for the first 15 minutes after waking up. But staying quiet helped me stay calm, we drove down to the Bungee place and booked ourselves. There is a restaurant and bar where you can sit and watch others jumping (its shown on TV as well), but I wasnt in the mood to wait, thought its best if its just done with. Jana and I were joined by 6-7 other people, we were weighed, given a jump number, fit with a harness and walked through a bridge (which is like a cage, but if you fear heights, dont look down). Despite Jana telling me to look down, I kept my eyes focused ahead on her as we walked to the jump. The bridge is 216 meters, ... read more
Sea view
The walk to the jump
Just confirming

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