Getaway (South Africa) - - On Track -

Leav­ing Strand, we turned onto the R44 to drive along the coast to Klein­mond, and stopped at the Stony Point Pen­guin Colony along the way – an im­pul­sive de­ci­sion made by our jar. It’s home to the largest breed­ing colony of African Pen­guins, and it ap­peared we had ar­rived at nap time. Most of the birds were ly­ing on the ground with no sense of en­thu­si­asm, ex­cept for one, a poser pen­guin who showed off his tuxedo for every­one. A quick drive beyond Betty’s Bay, we parked at the Harold Porter Botan­i­cal Gar­den and set off on the Disa Kloof Trail to the water­fall. It’s tran­quil, al­though Ondela couldn’t for­get the sign we’d seen at the en­trance no­ti­fy­ing us of ba­boons and ven­omous snakes (34 out of the 130 species found in the gar­den). At the water­fall, we were in awe of its cop­per-coloured wa­ter. Back at the exit, we de­lib­er­ated about hav­ing a cup of cof­fee be­fore mov­ing on. The magic jar’s reply: ‘Don’t know’ and sug­gested ask­ing Kati. She said keep go­ing.

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