After another delightful breakfast at de Opstal Lodge, we packed up and headed off, forgetting our credit card when checking out and having to return after driving for 10mins. Luckily our travel agent called us on Mark’s new sim, so we avoided a tricky situation.
We went to Mooselbaii, enjoyed the fabulous , virtually empty beach. We had a beer at the Point and ran into hoards of bikers. It must have been some kind of convention. The drive to Knyzna was really nice with beautiful valleys, mountains and rivers. We parked up and walked around the marina and found a nice restaurant with first floor tables overlooking the boats and boardwalk. I had a warm grilled chicken, bacon and avo salad, Mark had fish. They also served cocktails, so I had a pina colada in the sunshine.
Next stop, Hogs Hollow.. just wow 😀
I can’t upload pictures at the moment, so I’ll try posting something on facebook. The african bush just spilled over into the distance. Lush green trees and rolling hills, with the mountains as a reddish backdrop. Simply stunning.
We were greeted by staff who offered us complimentary drinks and offered to sit on comfy sofas on the Bomo Deck. They brought over our checking in papers so we could complete them at our leisure whilst drinking our tea and being blown away by the location.
Next, we were shown to our suite. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. It was like something you see in magazines, yet there we were, our home for the next few days.
After a swim in the cool pool, we showered and went for canapes and pre-dinner drinks on the Bomo Deck. Then we went in to dinner, sitting at a big, communal table. We chatted to other guests and had a very nice meal of black bean and vegetable soup, pork loin then a berry cheesecake with homemade ice cream. We made friends with a german couple (just back from safari) and a couple from Cambridge who had only arrived in SA a few hours before. Also, there was a guy called Phil. His wife was feeling poorly, so he came to dinner on his own. Everyone was friendly and chatty. However, we only managed to stay up til eleven as everyone was feeling tired. Photos to follow..