Baboons on the street in Krüger Park
Our favourite african buffalo
Next morning we got up early like always (it is getting dark at around 18h and at 21h it feels like in the middle of the night and at 22h you find us usually in our beds) and went to the beach. Two hours later we arrived at the backpacker in buffalo bay really closed to the wild beach and 15km far from Knysna where we had a township tour at 14h (it was interesting but poor as expected). The landscape around is very beautiful with huge beaches, lagunes and waves for surfers. Since it is wintertime here it is a great time to travel not to busy and overcrowded. We got a fantastic dinner at the hostel for around 6 euros with big salad, lamp chops, something like "Hirse" called pap with warmed tomatos and a sweet corn (Kolben don't know the name). There was a storm at night and wo got up even earlier than normal. Christin almost drove me crazy with her activism :-) (remark Martina)
After breakfast we went to Oudtshoorn. The stop in wilderness was supposed to be the lunchbreak but after arriving there 1 hour later it was kind of too early (ok we will study the map better next time).
We visited already the cango caves and a wildlife ranch where we saw cute lions, crocodiles and more. This area is famous for its austrich farms so guess what we will have for dinner tonight.
P.S.: The treehouse was actually really that one we slept in we did not managed to upload the pictures yet (but you are welcome to our 5-10 hour presentation after the holiday ;-)
In the afternoon we did treecanopy - you slide on ropes from tree to tree, more or less 30m hight, the longest rope was about 90 m and that was all in the rainforest, really great and thrilly (you can buy a dvd for 5 euros when we are back home ;-)
Pizza for dinner in the hostel while watching skidive and bungeejumping vidios. In general in this area you have a lot of possibilities to do extrem sport and scary things.
Next to stormsriver is the highst place to bungeejump in the world, 216m (from a huge bridge) - but we do not need every type of thrill. We just went there this morning to watch crazy people doing that. Afterwards we went to our hostel in Plettenberg Bay, we are actually the only guests here and have a big room for ourselves with seaview. We spent the day with hiking around robberg peninsula and we saw dolphines and seals and big waves - was a great tour! Now we are going for oysters.
Tomorrow we are heading for Knysna.
We arrived in Port Elizabeth and we survived!
Yesterday we had to take the train from Jo'burg to PE and were pretty scared before, because some people told us about the dangerous train station. We took a taxi from the Hotel to the park station and actually it was a little weird, because there were no white people neither in the city nor in the station. But we found the ticket office and everyting was fine with the booking and we got the tickets (other people had big problems!) and had a two person sleeper compartment. Next to our waggon was the restaurant ans you can imagine where we spent most of the time...... :-)
After 21 hours we arrived today in the morning and went to Longile Backpackers which is a very nice place. We spent the day in the Bays World (snake parc, ocenarium, museum), saw the beach and had a nice dinner closed to the beach. Martina tried Springbock (not too bad).
Tomorrow we will move on - direction stormriver.
Am 9.8. geht es los! Wir fliegen nach Johannesburg und verbringen die erste Nacht in einem Hotel in der Nähe vom Flughafen.. am nächsten Morgen werden wir ganz früh abgeholt und es geht auf eine 4-tägige Safari in den Krüger National Park. Anbei ein Foto von einem Baumhaus, wo wir die drei Nächte schlafen werden. Ist doch voll cool, oder?
El día 9 de agosto nos vamos...iremos a Johanesburgo y dormiremos la primera noche en un hotel muy cerca del aeropuerto. El día siguiente nos recogen alli para ir a nuestro primer safari! Durara 4 dias en el parque kruger. Arriba podéis ver una foto de la casa de arbol donde pasaremos estas 3 noches. QUE CHULO!