It was a clear warm day with no wind that greeted us this morning. In fact, I was positively hot for a while. We left Mossel Bay and headed towards Plettenberg Bay. The drive was beautiful. You really know why it is called the garden route when you drive around this magical place. The green bush,the wildflowers, the mountains and the sea, just beautiful!
We stopped at the caravan park in Plettenberg Bay and met up with some of the Hops family who were busy dealing with in the influx of matrix students. What a spectacular spot with 180 degree views of the bay. Our plan is to go back and spend a couple of days there before flying home.
The drive along the edge of the Tsitsikamma National Park was one beautiful spot after the next. The road crosses some deep ravines and bungee jumping happens off one of the bridges. We stopped and watched a few of the nutcases diving off a perfectly good bridge. Jordan and Brady are seriously considering having a go on the way back.
We arrived at Addo Elephant Park late in the afternoon and set up camp with a great view of the waterhole and a pile of kudu wandering around on the hill. As the sun was going down we settled into the hide and were soon rewarded with a fantastic view of a couple of families of elephants that came right up close for a drink. There were some tiny babies which were very cute but the one that made us laugh a lot was the ‘teenager’ who was swinging its trunk around like a Hulu hoop.