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Mar 6, 2011 - Some tough riding

Mar 3 Off at 07:15. Great route and finished at restaurant next to Pick 'n Pay. Fellow "playing" on piano. Lieb had broken chain - then off to ? and Marietjke's father's for lunch 15 km from Mossel Bay. Charles and I went into town and had to ride back out. Bought a comfy seat. Chased Charles back to Goritsmond then shower and out to restaurant for t-bone, Greek salad and some wine. 170R. I drive tomorrow. 135km/ Vegetation changed dramatically. Mar 4 I'm driving. Li is looking at an option to fly to Cape Town. Trailer un-hitches but...

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Sep 5, 2010 - De Hoop Nature Reserve

Wohl eines, der landschaftlich schoensten Flecklein Suedafrikas, so facettenreich: von Sumpflandschaften, bis zu Proteafeldern, kargen Huegeln mit grasenden Gazellen und artenreichen Antilopen, ueberbreiten Baeumen und stolzen Vogelstraeussen, sowie schaeuen Bergzebras mit der typisch orangen Kinnfalte. Von greisenden Adlern zu sanft gleitenden Pelikanen, von Sumpfhuehnern zu 15m langen, sich vor der Kueste herumwerfenden Buckelwalen vor knallweissen, endlosen Sandduenen, und mystisch herannahenden Gewitterwolken ueber irisch anmutenden,...

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Feb 22, 2006 - African Road Trip

We're sitting here in De Hoop Nature Reserve (on a vast semi-desert landscape) under the shade of a large leafy tree as the wind blows through a huge sky of wispy clouds and a beaming sun. We're admiring our collection of shells (like little jewels) that we collected at the beach for the past five hours. The beach is a unique eco zone surrounded by towering white sand dunes which were like a giant sandbox for the kids. The tide went our uncovering fascinating rock pools filled with a massive array of sea life including anemone of all...

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The Travellin Ts

Jun 21, 2005 - Hermanus, South Africa

A lovely sea-side town of around 25 thousand people. The pace is certainly slower, so I am trying to get my travel writings done before I move onto the next destination, not sure where that will be yet..... Hermanus was pretty much what the doctor ordered. It is a bit daunting leaving friends in Cape Town and travelling alone again.

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Where is Rosie?

May 26, 2005 - The Garden Route

Ian: Where do I begin...ohh yes, the garden route. After Coffee Bay, Dave and I ventured to Jeffrey's Bay (J'bay to the locals) with aspirations of big wave surfing. A new Dutch friend, Paola, hitched a ride with us from the Coffee Shack to J'bay and Dave spent the day chauffeuring us westward along the coast. One thing I've noticed through our short travels thus far is that every new hostel comes with a small reunion of sorts, as you tend to see the same faces following your same route. It makes for a bit more fun, as you forgo some of...

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Nov 12, 2004 - Simons Town & Hermanus

Hi everyone, We left Cape Town on Monday and drove to a place called Simons Town where we stayed for two nights. Simons Town is an old British Naval Port and we stayed in a hotel called the Lord Nelson, our room was called Just Nuisnace - named after a dog who used to follow the sailors around ! From here we visited Cape Point and saw loads of Baboons, ostrich's, seals and also some Penguins in Boulders Bay. On Wednesday we drove along the coast and have been staying in Hermanus for the last three nights. This is the whale watching capital...

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