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Journeys : June July 2009
Been there, done that Angela in Africa Continuing eastward towards to Port Elizabeth, we passed through the millionaires’ playground of Plettenberg Bay and took a break in the Tsitsikamma National Park, a popular holiday destination. From Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province we headed on to Shamwari Game Reserve for our last three nights. Shamwari (the word means ‘my friend’) is one of the It was the most amazing trip – eight spectacular days with Adventure World in South Africa, driving the Garden Route and staying in a game reserve. good night’s sleep at the luxury waterfront Table Bay Hotel, we enjoyed a city sights tour that included a trip up Table Mountain, with its amazing views over the city of Cape Town. There are many walking tracks that you can follow on the top – or if you’re feeling fit, you can walk back down. A Travelling east along the Garden Route, we saw beautiful towns, golden ocean beaches and native forests, and enjoyed wine tasting along the way. A visit to Knysna was a highlight, with the ferry ride across to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, followed by a tractor ride and a hike back through the forest. A very close encounter with elephants in Knysna’s Elephant Park was another exciting experience. We stayed in the scenic seaside town of Wilderness, which was a great place to break the journey. fter a comfortable flight with South African Airways to Cape Town and a most successful private conservation reserves in Southern Africa. Covering 25,000 hectares, this malaria-free game reserve is home to Africa’s ‘Big 5’ – elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and leopards. We stayed at Long Lee Manor, one of the six luxury lodges around the reserve. The morning and evening game drives were simply amazing, with spectacular observations of wildlife. My most exciting moment came when we stopped to watch two male white rhino grazing just metres from us. An unforgettable experience! Angela Angela Cerutty has worked in travel for three years. She doesn’t have a favourite destination yet, but just enjoys discovering new places. Angela can help you arrange a wonderful South African journey with Adventure World. Give her a call on 6232 6407 or visit her at RACT Travelworld’s Murray Street branch. June / July 09 55
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