We had some visitors today in our little place in Knysna, Tony and Kathy from George. They are long time friends of Francis’ Dad and whenever we are in the area we would try and see them. Last week we went through to George and today, they came through to Knysna to have lunch with us. We had a wonderful time, lots of laughter, fun and fellowship, it was a great time together. We really enjoy being with them…I am sure we will see more of them in the coming weeks and months.
We are in the beautiful coastal town of Knysna and are planning to be here for a while. We have been fortunate to find a really nice little townhouse to rent (see pics) and so we are all sorted. Knysna is a lovely town, most things are within walking distance from one another and it is surrounded by indigenouse forests on all sides. We have spent the last 2 days exploring a bit and we have visited George, Sedgefield, Buffalo Bay and of course walked around Knysna a bit. So, we will be putting up posts about our discoveries in this fascinating little haven on the garden route..so, keep checking in to see what we are up to!
In South Africa, we don’t have much to choose from when it comes to public transport. Unfortunately, we have not developed a robust system that can be used by all South Africans.
In years gone by, air travel was expensive and I remember as a child we would travel from Durban to Johannesburg by train. In recent years, this has changed because air travel became more affordable and unfortunately, train travel became less safe.
Recently though, we heard about a new train offering that was travelling to major destinations in South Africa called the premier classe and we decided to travel from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town on the train.
We had an absolutely amazing time. The train was certainly luxurious, but more than that, the scenery w
as outstanding and the service was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff, they were friendly and very
helpful. The trina itself was in very good condition, the cabins and lounge areas were spotless and this made for a fantastic experience. We meandered through some fo the most amazing scenery in the Eastern Cape and into the Western Cape,
we saw some amazing sights that you just dont see when travelling by road and certainly not by air. Some of the kloofs and passes were amazing with the highlight being the Outeniqua pass into George. It was quite an interesting trip, sleeping on the train took a bit of getting used to, but it was a lot of fun…try it some time.