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Storms River: INFO

Knysna, Tsitsikamma, Wilderness
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Tsitsikamma Sea Landscape

Unread post by HoepHoep » Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:16 pm

I spend some time on the rocky beach at the eastern side of the river mouth at the suspension bridge on 17 January this year. The movement of the rocks in the wash of the waves fascinated me. I took a series of 5 photos over a period of 30 minutes. In the middle of the first photo, just to the left of the middle is a rock with a "dent" on the top. It has a green tint from the growth of moss. Just to the right of this rock is a smooth rock that looks pretty much like an ostrich egg, also in size. It has a light grey colour. With the first mentioned rock as a reference, now watch how the "egg" moved as a result of the wave motion.

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This must be the very first trip report of a rock on this forum!

Shortly after this series of photos my wife had a very unfortunate accident when she fell 8 metres down the rocks a few meters from where these photos were taken. She is presently recovering after 4 operations and looking forward to our next visit to the most beautifully place on earth.

The personnel at Tsitsikama went out of their way to assist us in every way possible. Ever the boat that is used for cruises up the river was made available to us. The final help and rescue came from the NSRI which air lifted my wife with an Army helicopter to a hospital in PE.
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Unread post by HoepHoep » Mon May 12, 2008 1:39 pm

We have stayed in the Oceanettes 3 times in the last 2 years and will hopefully return soon. The large Oceanettes are the two at the end of the complex and both have outside patios with a braai. Both have splendid views, but the one closest to the start of the Otter trail is without doubt the best accommodation in the park! (Oceannette No N - phone the park after you have booked and twist their arm to ensure that you get N and not G).
It is far left on this photo
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The view from your lounge will look like this:
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We watched the dolphins for more than 2 hours from our balcony (next to N). The last photo was taken from this balcony.
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Unread post by HoepHoep » Tue May 13, 2008 8:27 am

Hi Elmar
Have a look on the site for Tsitsikama and you will see the Oceanettes and can actually see the unit numbers.
Yes G is on the ground level closest to the river mouth and at that point the building is single story. Unit N on the far end is actually on two levels - the lounge on the middle level compared to the other units and the bedrooms on the same level as the lower units, but because of the ground level changing, both is on ground level. Does that make sense? If you look at the photo it becomes clearer. We have never had any problems with privacy, even being between two units. The larger ones have even more privacy. Unit N is also single story.
Only these two are large Oceanettes.
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Re: Storms River: INFO

Unread post by Elmar » Sat Dec 13, 2008 2:41 pm

The two large oceannettes now have different booking codes, namely FN4 and FNZ4. FNZ4 is adapted for disabled visitors. Which one of these will be unit N?

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A grand day at Tsitsikamma

Unread post by ph87gb » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:32 pm

What an awesome place Tsitsikamma is, had an all too brief visit there on our recent trip. The visit made all the better by the sunshine and huge swell rolling in plus some interesting birds and a wonderful Bushbuck in the forest and the Rock Hyrax were rather photogenic too. Some photos below.

Peter

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Re: A grand day at Tsitsikamma

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:04 am

Beautiful photos Peter :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: I really need to get there, it has such beauty. I have only ever passed though on my way to "somewhere else".
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