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HoepHoep in Tsitsikamma : July 2006

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HoepHoep in Tsitsikamma : July 2006

Unread postby HoepHoep » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:42 am

During July we spend a short (what a shame) while at Storms River Mouth Camp in Tsitsikamma NP. This is still our favourite place on earth. It is here where the bush of the mountains meet the waves of the sea.
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We stayed in the Oceanettes, which is right on the rocks and offer wonderful accommodation.
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From our balcony we could see the dolphins in the waves and the whales deep into the ocean. The odd seagull paid us a visit.
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A walk to the river mouth and the brand new suspension bridge is always rewarding. We were very pleased to see that the new bridge was constucted in such a way that you hardly realise that this is a new bridge.
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A too short trip on the Spirit of Tsitsikamma up the river was an amazing experience. The weather was overcasted and this spoiled the photos a bit, but the memories will last a life time.
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We will definitely return.
On our way to the river mouth we saw a plague. This really made me think: why do we visit the parks? For a holiday and a good time? to see animals and birds? to enjoy nature? or maybe to get closer to the Creator of the universe and ourselves. In Tsitsikamma we found all of this.
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Thanx to all at the SANP's who made it possible for us to be so privileged.
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HoepHoep
The Creator is bigger than His creation!

My latest trip report to Addo during June 2009:
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=34300

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Unread postby Thinusb » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:09 pm

HoepHoep I would give anything to disagree with you but I simply can't! There is just no place in South Africa like Tsitsikamma (except kruger).
There's something about that place that just want you to stay and enjoy the atmosphere.

Wilderness NP was also quite nice to me especially if you go rowing on that river and do the hike to the waterfall!!

Will definitely go there again soon, I would like to go visit Addo sometime soon also. It's also quite nice there.

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Unread postby HoepHoep » Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:26 pm

Hi Thinusb
I visited Tsitsikama the first time in 1968 - whow is that some time ago! It simply gets under your skin.
We did Tsitsikama and Addo in one trip and will do so again in Jan 2007. Don't compare Addo to anything, but one thing is for certain: Addo is the most underrated park in the country. It is really worth a visit and stay at least 3 full days.
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HoepHoep
The Creator is bigger than His creation!

My latest trip report to Addo during June 2009:
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=34300


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