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Just like my childhood cat
Finally I got full day to breath. Over the last 3 days I’ve been on the bus during the day and arriving destinations during the evening and sleep. From Durban I was planning to stay a night in Chintsa. Surfers paradise and exquisite setting of seaside town from other people that have been but when I reached there, it was heavily pouring rain. I realized what got myself into for a very short period from Jo’Burg to Capetown( 7 days that is) I need to skip it and straight to Port Elizabeth. As the bazbus didn’t have the schedule from Chintsa to Port Elizabeth the next day which possibly made me stranded during the bad weather , the decision I made was a wise move.
Such a beautiful wildlife


Arriving Port Elizabeth before midnight, it was strong wind closed to hurricane. The wind was strong. The longest journey I’ve encountered from Durban to Port Elizabeth for 14 hours. And half of the journey through heavy downpour non-stop. The bus has couple of passengers and I was so annoyed by this inexperience Canadian traveler. He was mugged while he was partying in Banana Beach (3rd stop after Durban) and kept bringing the incident non-stop for the whole journey- Nonstop just like the nonstop pouring rain outside. I pitied for what has happened to him. Fishing a sympathy which I could understand.

A very brief 6 hours in Port Elizabeth, I boarded the bus to Plettenberg Bay in the morning. And the rain has washed out all the polluted air, it was sunny and warm day.
sleeping beauties
The first day in Plettenberg Bay was spent wandered around central town area and 20 minutes walking towards the sea to the bay.

I wasn’t fulfilled as I haven’t seen lion in Pilanesberg Game drive earlier. The hostel has loads of activity for guest only needed was a very thick wallet. Safari game drive for 2 hours in the morning was what I had planned for. In the end I choose to go to Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre as the time was crunching to catch bazbus to Knysna. The Awareness Centre offers a truly unique Wildcat Experience. Guests are taken on a guided tour to meet captive-bred furry felines, living in a semi-natural environment.

During the one hour guided tours visitors guaranteed to see the charismatic Cheetah, ZweLakhe the Leopard and enjoy a cat and mouse game with South Africa’s seldom seen Lesser indigenous cats, such as the African Wild Cat, Servals, Caracal and the rare Black-Footed Cat. I had a good time seing cheetah and beautiful indigenous cats up-close.


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Just like my childhood cat
Just like my childhood cat
Such a beautiful wildlife
Such a beautiful wildlife
sleeping beauties
sleeping beauties
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Serval cat
Serval cat
Cutie cat
Cutie cat
I like this baby
I like this baby
Beautiful
Beautiful
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre
I like this bird
I like this bird
Leopard
Leopard
Camouflaging in the savannah
Camouflaging in the savannah
Like an Old Folk
Like an Old Folk
Didnt see lion but she resembles …
Didn't see lion but she resembles…
I love cheetah !
I love cheetah !
South African Iconic bird
South African Iconic bird
Baby Cheetah
Baby Cheetah
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Town
Town
The ocean
The ocean
Fern
Fern
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
waves
waves
The only hostel picture. I deleted…
The only hostel picture. I delete…
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Surfing
Surfing
Surfing
Surfing
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
Plettenberg Bay
photo by: kalbakk