Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Waterfall, Wilgewandel Farm, & George Botanical Garden

What a great weekend! Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, the Rust en Vrede Waterfall & Dam, George Botanical Gardens, you name it, we did it! Even dinner last night was scrumptious. We had a delicious Pork tenderloin dish accompanied by diced Butternut squash... thrown together by our very own homegrown Chef – Tobi!

The highlight of the weekend was without a doubt the Rust en Vrede waterfall, though. It’s about 11km down a part-gravel, part-paved road just North of Oudtshoorn, and it is well worth the detour. Coming from Florida, the land of wanna-be waterfalls, every waterfall I see feels like “the very first time”. Nothing short of awesome!

The Wilgewandel Holiday Farm was also quite nice – Lukas for one was a huge fan! He got to see camels, donkeys, pigs, goats, and geese and even got to pet the bunnies. He was also able to play in a miniature house and bounce on a trampoline while we were there.

Today was a lazy day, but we did get out of the house long enough to visit the George Botanical Garden this afternoon. It’s not as well landscaped or as large as the Kirstenbosch Gardens (in Cape Town), but it certainly is nice to have at least one Botanical Garden somewhere in between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth! Like Kirstenbosch, the George Gardens are also at the foot of the mountains, making it hard to decide where to walk, in the Gardens, or towards the foothills. Sure do hope we can get back to explore the latter!

Well, I’ve come down with a cold, so I think I’m going to turn in early. Hope you had a fabulous weekend as well!

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