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Mar 24th, 2002, 04:46 PM
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Around Cape Town/garden route places to visit -bartholomeus klip/bushmans kloof..

phantom forest (krynsa), hunter's country house (plett), klippe rivier (swellendam), arnistom hotel - I am planning our intinerary ard the garden route - i have already planned a couple of days in the winelands and considering the above places as stops - has anyone got any comments abt these or any other suggestions?
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Mar 25th, 2002, 05:19 AM
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We've stayed at Bartholomeus klip, which is lovely. Our detailed review with pics can be viewed on www.i-escape.com Also stayed at Phantom Forest which is great, review of this one coming soon.
 
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Mar 25th, 2002, 05:39 PM
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nikki - what did you think of the "game drives" and other activities avail at bartholomeus klip? (i realise that the game is of a limited type and of course not big 5) - i don't really mind and would be happy if it is a nice place with nice food but my partner needs lots of activities to keep him busy!
 
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Mar 25th, 2002, 11:54 PM
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We just returned from S.Africa and absolutely loved it. I can't wait to go back for an extended tour. We found the Arniston Hotel lovely, remote, quiet and professionally run. I think that their restaurant might be the only one in town, so I imagine that in high season, it would be quite busy. We had upgraded, ocean view rooms. If you choose those, be aware that some are twin beds pushed together and some are actually king sized mattresses. Rooms 25, 26, 28 and 29 were very nice.
 
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Mar 26th, 2002, 04:33 AM
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There's plenty to do if you are into the outdoors. The game drives (interesting rather than adrenalin pumping!)are in the morning and evening. During the day you can go hiking in the mountains, cycle through the reserve, row, canoe or windsurf on the lake or venture into the winelands (within 30 minutes drive). Fly-fishing and clay pigeon shooting can also be arranged.
 
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Apr 1st, 2002, 01:47 AM
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nikki- i have checked out your website and found it useful! when do you expect your review on phantom forest to be posted?
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Apr 1st, 2002, 05:38 AM
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I will be adding Phantom forest and several other great places along the garden route to our site by mid April latest.
 
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Apr 2nd, 2002, 01:00 AM
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Nikki- is there anywhere you would recomend to stay in plettenburg bay?
 
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Apr 2nd, 2002, 04:44 AM
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Plettenberg Park which is just outside and perched on the clifftop is gorgeous. The Lodge is also special if you like zen style.
 
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