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Wow What A Great Trip Nunu :thumbs_up:

Well since you guys started talking about it How abou a mini meet at Geelbek you all can check out the stunning pin board. When Do You guys want to have it :?:


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MARK CHOWLES wrote:
Wow What A Great Trip Nunu :thumbs_up:

Well since you guys started talking about it How abou a mini meet at Geelbek you all can check out the stunning pin board. When Do You guys want to have it :?:


MC, Bush Baptist suggested earlier in the year having a birding day while Postberg is open too, maybe we can combine the two?


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So what dates do you suggest Jay :?: :wink:


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My trip report from the West Coast National Park and the Postberg Section: http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9979


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Got hustled into going to WCNP last Sunday. Flew the yellow ribbons, as I always do in a NP nowadays Jay, but saw no others.

Sorry, won't be able to go again this year, it seems to be family birthday season.

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 Post subject: ID help please
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Can anyone help me with ID for these two buildings at WCNP? Both are near the Geelbek information centre and restaurant and can be seen from the pathway across the tidal flats in front of Geelbek.

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Plan going to the Park at the end of November. Any special advise? San Parks offers a House Boat as accommodation, anyone out there who can give some inside/recommendation? Does one has to have nautical experience?


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The houseboats are permantly moored, so you don't need to be a sailor. :D I'm looking forward to staying in one next year, when we visit WCNP.

Jay will be able to tell you more about the houseboats, when she comes online. She's been on one.


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Plan going to the Park at the end of November. Any special advise? San Parks offers a House Boat as accommodation, anyone out there who can give some inside/recommendation? Does one has to have nautical experience?


No nautical experience needed, they(parks) even "ferry" you back and forth in a small boat. There are several options from luxurious to functional. I was on the luxurious one and it is one of the nicest "houses" I have stayed in!

There is a website for the boats, they are privately operated so you will have to PM for the details :wink:


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I could be WAY OFF here! :D

If it's near the restaurant then the first picture could be the Parks staff housing, i think for the park manager.

And if the second one is near to that then it could possibly be the center where schools groups etc stay? There are lot's of simple dorms (old stables?) and a conference type center, but I'm really not sure.

I really stand to be corrected here, I visited here a few years back!


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Thanks, Larks, I think you're right and I'm glad both you and Mark have noticed this post :wink: I'm hoping that WestCoaster will as well, as I'm sure he'll have the definitive answer. Thanks to you both!!

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Hi arks.

First, I don't normally open posts whose subject doesn't point me to HRs or our Park. It was just luck (for you) that I did open it!

The first pic was taken from the corner of the lawn next to Geelbek behind the big palm tree and is today the home of the Geelbek Restauranteur, and her family. It is out of bounds, as it is leased by her so she can be near the restaurant.

The second was taken from the edge of the saltmarsh in the forbidden C Zone and pictures the Geelbek stables (well done, Larks - the eco-education centre can be seen behind and between the first gap from the left), fully restored now to accommodate school groups on the Parks' educational courses. On the left is the van Breda House, which is hired out in the same way as the cottages at Abrahamskraal and Schrywershoek. Please note that the area from which this pic was taken is too sensitive to allow human traffic and should be avoided. It is classed as a "no use area" in the PMP. I know there's a path there, but that path was made by folks who can't read!

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Well there you have it! :)

It seems that between Arks, Mark and Larks, we could do some rhyming in this thread! :lol:


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Larks wrote:
It seems that between Arks, Mark and Larks, we could do some rhyming in this thread! :lol:

:lol: I'd also noticed that anonmally ... weird that we 3 were the only posts in this thread until WC graced us with his knowledge 8)

@WC: Thanks for your expert input. I had NO idea that that little path was off limits as I saw absolutely no signs. While the path was faint, it was quite clearly defined and even had nice little wooden bridges over the very few wet spots. I was there in early April when it was still very dry.

I'm sorry if I walked where I should not have, but there was no way of knowing :redface: — and it was a really lovely walk. I saw lots of interesting plants and a few birds as well as these buildings. The path led right out from an opening in the braai area wall and if there's an off-limits sign there ... well, I didn't see one :redface: :redface:

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... as long as you enjoyed yourselves it's not a problem.

The little pole bridge is left from the days of yore! The sign is an ankle-height board advising that there is a fynbos reclamation project going on. You might or might not see it, depending which path you take to the "bridge"...

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