Interesting Places

Lion’s River | The Candle Dipping Shop

This lovely little shop has the potential to keep children amused for ages with it's candle dipping and painting and sand art offerings. With a wide selection of candles to choose from, ranging in price from R9 up to over R60 depending on size, kids can choose butterflies, cats, boats, cars and much more. Once a selection has been made, it costs R4 extra to dip and paint. Beginning with light col...
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Lion’s River | Belgian Chocolate Shop

"If there isn't chocolate in heaven, I ain't going" - I don't know who said this, but I'm sure they'd find solace at Florentine's. With chocolate in every imaginable form for someone as indecisive as I am, it is almost hellish having to choose - budget in mind! I had been given a dark chilli truffle on a visit here a few years ago, so of course that was a definite - now for the rest. Damian chose...
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Lion’s River | Nelson Mandela Capture Site

I consider it a serendipitous stroke of favour that we found ourselves at the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Apartheid Museum today. At this significant time in our Tata’s life, it was fitting to walk this path today and acknowledge his struggle and journey. It wasn’t a planned visit, but most definitely a moving one. Driving from Lidgetton towards Midmar, the actual capture site is on the right hand...
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Lion’s River | Piggly Wiggly Centre

Piggly Wiggly Centre is home to a variety of speciality shops with an assortment of enticing products and treats. The shops encircle a playground and miniature golf course - entertainment for the kiddies while mom and dad shop or enjoy a bite to eat. Shops include: Midlands Fine Wines offering wine sales and tasting of wines from Natal and the Cape, and an alfresco dining area with platters to c...
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East London | Museum

A bit of rainy weather limited our choice of a promised outing for today, so we chose an old-time indoor favourite - the East London Museum, with Damian and cousins.Little Riley jumped out of the car on arrival to enlist the assistance of a carguard in unloading the heavy wheelchair. At R15 for me, and R5 each for the four children, R35 was not bad deal at all for an outing for five. The East Lond...
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Day 2 | Wild Spirits

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As we had gone to sleep, so we woke up... to the sound of the ocean. We both had a wonderful and comfortable night's rest. Last night I wrote my name on the board for our breakfast order, the choice being omelettes or muesli and yoghurt. Breakfast was served at a table out on the lawn in the sun. A beautiful, sunny start to our day. For R35 I was very impressed with the breakfast, which Damian and...
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The Craggs | Naturesway Farm Stall

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Tucked away on the Nature’s Valley Road at The Crags, heading out of Plettenberg Bay towards Stormsriver is a hidden gem – Naturesway Farm Stall. With a paddock of cows and calves welcoming you, you know you are in the country, and fresh farm milk is on sale in the store as well as cheese tasting of their own farm made cheese. Also in the shop are homemade frozen pies, a range of preserves, pestos...
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Wilderness | Timberlake Organic Food Centre

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Boasting three restaurants – The Windmill Café, Zucchini Restaurant and the Oyster Shack, Timberlake also hosts The Oak Barrel - a boutique wine store offering wine tastings, Milano’s chocolate and ice cream shop, the Cheese Head dairy shop, a variety of local arts and crafts, Mohair Mill Shop, fantasy fairy gift shop and, Snax where you can buy just that – snacks such as fudge, dried fruit and nu...
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Wilderness | Map of Africa

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The Map of Africa is a densely treed ‘island’ in the shape of Africa outlined by two separate rivers which meet in a rocky river bed at the tip of ‘Africa’. The Silver river, which is fresh water, feeds down the right side of The Map from the Outeniqua mountains, while the Kaaiman’s river is salt water and meets with the sea further up. The dark colour of the water is due to tannins from the roots...
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