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Whale watching – expect the unexpected?! (part 2)

Whale watching – expect the unexpected?! (part 2)

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And there we are out on the ocean.  Within minutes our skipper finds a pod of bottlenose dolphins, bopping on the rhythm of the waves.  And we’re bopping right next to them, in awe of these elegant and playful creatures.

Next on this ocean safari’s menu is the humpback whale.  As can be expected, these whales took their name from the ‘hump’ which can be found right in front of their small dorsal fin.  Although migratory, these 2nd largest whales populating the area, can be found here all year round.  But they are shy, further out at sea and therefore difficult to spot.  So you can imagine our excitement, when all of sudden right in front of the boat we noticed these big bodies floating in the ocean.  A spout of water shows us their position one more time before they disappear under the water’s surface.  We wait, patiently. 

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Whale watching (part 1 of 2)

Whale watching (part 1 of 2)

I grew up in a relatively small town in one of the northern provinces of The Netherlands, which lives of agriculture mostly.  And every year in spring there was this general excitement, almost palpable in the air and ‘has the egg been found yet?’, would be a question regularly asked.  ‘Cause the finder of the first plover egg found in the fields was given the honor of presenting this little treasure to our queen.  It was a sign of spring, of new life surfacing and exciting times ahead.

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Knysna Country House – Knysna

Knysna Country House – Knysna

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Offering stylish yet comfortable 4-star accommodation in a peaceful and leafy suburb of Knysna, less than 2 minutes from the Knysna Golf Course and not even 5 minutes from the Pezula Championship Golf Course, while Simola is a mere 20min. drive away.

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Knysna Golf Course – Knysna

Knysna Golf Course – Knysna

The Knysna Golf Course, one of the few if not the only golf course built below sea level, may look an easy course, as it is flat and offers wide fairways.  However, the many (tidal) water ways and strategically placed bunkers make it a course which is easy enough to walk, yet offers a mental challenge to any level golfer.  The recently rebuilt clubhouse offers facilities which can match those of any private estate course along the Southern Cape coast.

I want to play this course!

 

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Pezula Championship Golf Course – Knysna

Pezula Championship Golf Course – Knysna

If you are looking for an exceptional golf course, an unsurpassed golf experience, and a course which rates amongst the most scenic – not just in the Garden Route, but in the world! – then you have found what you’re looking for! Perched high on top of the famous Knysna Heads, the sweeping fairways offer spectacular views over both the Knysna Lagoon and town as well as the Indian Ocean.

I want to play this course!

 

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