The Road to Knysna


P1040561Yesterday we spent the night in Swellendam.  I didn’t quite get the attraction of the place but it did have some beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and I enjoyed just taking a morning walk snapping pictures.  The highlight of the day was driving to Knysna (pronounced “nice nah”).  We traversed some very dramatic landscapes and Knysna turns out to be a feast for the eyes.

The biggest reward was arriving at the St. James Hotel.  It’s a 5-star establishment and the rooms I have are luxurious.  I can’t seem to take my gaze off the fabulous views I have.

Before arriving at the St. James we took a boat trip across the bay to Featherbed Nature Reserve.  We road a tram to the top of the headlands and I opted to walk back down the 2.2 kilometers to the boat.  It was truly, truly beautiful.

Today we have a fairly long drive ahead of us to Kwandwe Private Reserve and are set to arrive just in time for the evening game drive.  I’m looking forward to this final leg of the trip before heading back to Cape Town.

The View from my hotel room

The View from my hotel room

Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna

Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna

Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna

Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna

Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna

Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna

The Indian Ocean shoreline, Knysna

The Indian Ocean shoreline, Knysna

The Indian Ocean shoreline, Knysna

The Indian Ocean shoreline, Knysna

Cape Dutch architecture, Swellendam

Cape Dutch architecture, Swellendam

Cape Dutch architecture, Swellendam

Cape Dutch architecture, Swellendam

Driving through the Overberg:  Swellendam to Knysna

Driving through the Overberg: Swellendam to Knysna

Joan and our driver Neal enjoying lunch at the Robertson Hotel

Joan and our driver Neal enjoying lunch at the Robertson Hotel

A study in morning light, Stellenbosch

A study in morning light, Stellenbosch

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