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Cape Town to Kruger Stop Overs - Ebb and Flow (and Hogsback)

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Cape Town to Kruger Stop Overs - Ebb and Flow (and Hogsback)

Unread post by gbird » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:05 am

Ebb and Flow

Over the years we have spent many holidays in the Wilderness / Sedgefield area but have never stayed at Ebb and Flow. This was certainly something new.

We stayed in one of the Forest Cabins. Not sure why they are called Forest Cabins because they are not in the forest and have a beautiful river frontage. Being raised off the ground, the outside deck is a perfect place to sit and watch the many birds flitting from tree to tree. Some even land on the railing – clearly used to being fed. Although the cabins have shared kitchen facilities, this only applies to the washing up and there is a microwave and hot plate in the cabin itself.

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We did the Half Collared Kingfisher Trail. The start is an easy walk from the cabin through the camp and over the bridge. From there the trail winds along the river passing Ebb and Flow (North) until it crosses the river by pontoon.

The bird life is abundant though not always easy to see in the canopy. Among those we spotted were the Knysna Turaco, Chorister Robin-Chat, Dusky Flycatcher, Knysna Woodpecker and a Paradise Flycatcher.

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Unread post by Kendall M » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:54 pm

:heart: Such a beautiful start gbird :D
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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:38 pm

Beautiful!
And a couple of birds thta makes me :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Unread post by Cape of Storms » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:17 pm

The birds and the water scenes are so peaceful and beautiful


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Unread post by Pikkie » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:52 pm

The words peaceful and serenity come to mind when I look at the photos.
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Unread post by manicwalker » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:25 am

gbird,
Really beautiful bird sightings and extra beautiful bird photos :clap: :clap:
It is a very beautiful part of the country...
Your scenic pics are super :thumbs_up:

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:22 am

Wow, that looks absolutely stunning. :D I have often wanted to stay at Ebb and Flow. It does look really charming.

Lovely bird images. A couple of those would be lifers for me.

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Unread post by gbird » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:50 am

Thank you Kendall M, Karin Mitton, Cape of Storms, Pikkie, manicwalker and Meandering Mouse.

It really is a peaceful spot. Often, traveling is something that needs to be done before a holiday can really start but our holiday began the moment we arrived there, even though we still had a long way to go.

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Unread post by gbird » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:54 am

Continuing with the trail

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Shortly before the end of the trail there is a gate and this notice.

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Such a shame. One misses the delightful little waterfall and pools which are only about a 100m further on.

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Unread post by Karin Mitton » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:20 pm

Wow, that is beautiful, green scenery! Just stunning!

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Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:27 am

I love forest walks. This looks just perfect. :thumbs_up:

I can imagine your disappointment at the 'private property' sign.

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Unread post by hilda » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:30 pm

Stunning scenery shots and plenty of beautiful bird sightings gbird! :clap: :clap:
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Unread post by barryels » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:38 pm

Just love all the beautiful scenery and bird pictures gbird :clap: :clap: .

Looking forward to the rest of the trip :popcorn: .
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Unread post by gbird » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:58 pm

Thank you for the kind comments Karin Mitton, Meandering Mouse, Hilda and Barryels.

Meandering Mouse wrote:I can imagine your disappointment at the 'private property' sign.

:D :D :D

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Unread post by gbird » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:00 pm

Rondevlei Bird Hide

The Rondevlei bird hide is another special spot, a short drive from the Ebb and Flow camp. We got there a bit late in the afternoon and the light was starting to fade.

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