We arrived in Mossel Bay in good time, had a quickie lunch and dropped Mom, Dad and Fiona off at the train station before booting it to George ourselves by car, a 45 min drive.
Unfortunately we couldn't all take the
since it would only be going one way.
But we got to see their pics afterwards, some posted here.
The next morning we visited
The Heads at Knysna
, followed by a visit to the
in Plettenburg Bay.
We were all very impressed with the hour-long tour. There are 6 elephants at the sanctuary, either orphaned or abandoned.
They are given as normal a life as possible, while also using them to educate the public.
We got to walk with the elephant, trunk in hand.
It is the most awesome feeling; they actually grab on to your hand, sucking it up into their trunk, while hot air blows out, creating a sort of tickling sensation.
See pic of Fiona walking her elephant, Matt feeding his, and a group shot of us (with Matt trying his best to be an elephant in the background).
It's adorable how, when they walk in single file, the one behind always grabs hold of the tail of the one in front with his trunk.
Today was a day of trying to be like elephants; see Mom and Dad trying to walk tail-and-trunk as well.
While driving to our cotttage accommodation in Tsitsikamma, we stopped at the
Bloukrans Bungee Jump
It claims to be the world's highest commercial bungee jump in the world at 216 metres high!
I was preparing myself for this moment. I knew we would be passing and thought I would summon up the courage to do this one jump.
But earlier that morning, our landlady at the B&B in George told us that one of her son's friends who came to SA for a visit and did that jump ended up getting a detatched retina. Every so often, when he drives, his eyeball would do a complete 360 degrees without warning! That quickly put us all off doing the jump. Imagine that!
So after watching a couple of brave-hearted souls hurl themselves into the canyon, we continued driving towards our destination.
That night, we finished off the day with a yummy fish dinner at the
Tsitsikamma National Park
while watching the sun set into the Indian Ocean.