As we move into winter the Sock moves into holiday planning, her favourite way of casting off the S.A.D. with fantasies of warmer climes and happier times. The Sock is thinking about a few weeks in South Africa next August/September flying to Cape Town and taking in Hermanus for whale watching etc. and the garden route and winelands and ending with a wild life safari around the Port Elizabeth area. This is a very rough initial plan.
Does anyone have any recommendations of must sees and do's? Places to stay, reading material etc.
What the Socks like
Wildlife and nature reserves
Photography -landscape, wildlife, plants and gardens
Food and wine although not necessarily fine-dining a seafood shack will do as well
Beaches and swimming (although the Bedsock doesn't do sharks)
A bit of culture and museums
What the Socks don't like
Family oriented places
Spiders, snakes, sharks, biting insects
Roughing it - done that and now we're too old to be sleeping on the beach
The Sock is particularly interested in seeing places like Namaqualand which is "dry, rocky and desert-like for the rest of the year, but yields its floral wealth for a short few weeks in the spring in dazzling sheets of colour." We will be there at the right time of year but Namaqualand isn't on our envisaged route.
All ideas gratefully received.
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