African Overland Trip 2011

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For some the journey continues....Cape Town and beyond...

Posted by Jenni on August 19, 2011 at 6:20 AM

With a sombre start to the following day, feeling like the trip is over, then remembering we've got another 1000 miles to go, Pete and I skipped it across to Hermaus for some Southern Right whale watching. No need to pay a hefty fee to some skipper who'd just make you sea sick; these beauties were playing in the bay not more than 50m out! However without James' amazing camera the images i've captured are nothing more than a few splashs and perhaps a fin or too in the waves....


Since then we've continued travelling up the Garden route, thinking about doing another wine tasting as the vineyards keep on coming - but would it live up to Stellenbosh? Knysna called where we stayed at The Heads for a lovely evening and drinks overlooking the lagoon (well we didn't end up going to the vineyard had to have just one glass (or two!).  Stopping by the Mitchell Brewery on the way out of town the next day, Pete finally managed to find a real Ale in the whole of Africa and prompty purchased it for that evening! Is South Afruca turning us into alcoholics???


We're now currently up in what is known as 'The Settlers' of Grahamstown where we wanted to eat at Maxwells as we'd read they serve lovely Game food; but having got here we've found that the student population of this town somehow doesn't make it profitable to stay open and they've closed down!  So now i've got a very hungry Pete on my hands and no Game around for shooting or eating! Will he be happy with the yellow archs i wonder!?! .....I guess I best keep looking!


Onwards to the Drakensberg Mountains on Sunday but not before trying to catch the SA v NZ match tomorrow....and finally heading into Durban at the start of next week to find a customs dude who'd like to stamp out carnet! Sad times are ahead of us.....

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2 Comments

Reply stephanie
11:31 AM on August 19, 2011 
All good things have to come to an end sadly, but just think of all the things and places you have visited and hopefully what wondeful memories you will have.

Look forward to seeing you back safe and sound x
Reply Christine Stanton
8:36 PM on August 19, 2011 
Jenni and Pete. It has been great keeping up with all your adventures. Enjoy the rest of your time there, we will see in England at some time in the future.