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Day 8

South Africa

rain 60 °F
View Russ and Beth go on safari on Weimerrv's travel map.

Well we got to sleep in today because our adventure continued at 9am. This was the last day we get to sleep in for the rest of the trip. We travelled to the whale watching town of Hermanus along the coast road called Clarence Drive. A beautiful road for motorcycling! Today was overcast and rainy until 4pm so our sightseeing and picture taking was somewhat limited but we did dodge the raindrops to get some decent pictures. On the road to Hermanus we passed a troup of baboons (several babies as well) along the way. You may be familiar with the African Big 5, elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, giraffe and rhino....well today we saw the little 3 - baboon, dassie and lizard; interesting but not quite as spectacular. We were traveling along False bay, the bay has the largest concentration of Great White sharks in the world and we passed several shark spotter shacks along the road. They fly different flags depending on the shark conditions- kind of like flags that show beach or wind conditions. (please see the pictures). We took a mountain pass road back to Stellenbosch and got dropped off in the downtown area to sightsee a bit more and have dinner. We toured the botanical gardens by the university and went to a store and bought an olive-wood giraffe. It is quite large and is being shipped home. We had dinner with our new friends Ross and Donna from Montreal. Our dinner was very good and we had a nice bottle of Pinotage. We made it back to our hotel with aid of the restaurant staff and Uber since none of our phones were working! We had a nightcap in the lounge and learned a new abbreviation - LIA - life in Africa, which means take it easy and don’t worry things will work out!

Posted by Weimerrv 10:44 Archived in South Africa

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