In my series for Exploring South Africa
- Back Again And Pictures From Our Vacation In South Africa!
- Pictures Of Garden Route In South Africa!
- Photos Of Kruger National Park In South Africa
- Video And Best Of Photos of South Africa
Here we go with the second part of our trip. We left Cape Town to drive on the beautiful Garden Route. First station was Stellenbosch, a really nice area with vineyards. From there we passed Montagu and the hot springs and drove along the coast to Hermanus where you can watch whales.
While heading to Oudtshoorn we stopped in a little but well known restaurant at Route 62, “The Country Pumpkin”. The owner was very nice and he had huge spare ribs. But the best of all, I forgot my credit card there and one of his friends drove after us and brought the credit card. That was so funny, in the middle of nowhere, desert, long street and mountains at the horizon, a Harley Davidson driver comes in front of our car and pulls out my credit card of his pocket, what a hilarious situation. We were so thankful, that his friend brought the credit card and we were laughing about our stupidity. I will never forget this moment.
In Oudtshoorn we were able to touch white lions and tigers, that was pretty cool. We visit an ostrich farm and Gretel were even riding an ostrich, she was so scared on the back of the ostrich. Shortly after we were in the Cango Caves, huge caves. A natural wonder, fascinating. Later that day we tried out ostrich steak in a game resort. I was surprised, it was delicious and healthy too. No cholesterol and little fat.
The next 3 days we stayed in Knysna, where we visited “Birds of Eden”. Warning! I took loads of picture! It was damn cool to see so many beautiful birds. We also loved to ride on the elephants, that was a great experience. Of course we saw the Knysna Heads and on our way to Port Elizabeth we passed Nature’s Valley and the highest bungee jumping place on earth. In Port Elizabeth we took a flight to Jo’burg to get to the Kruger National Park. But the pictures of our last 5 days will be online not before next week. So stay tuned.
BTW, some people asked me, what camera I used. It’s a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ, a great camera! Not a SLR camera but imho the best compact camera on the market with 12x zoom.
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