So we moved on. We wanted to see Kruger National Park and some other areas in the north but the weather forecast dissuaded us. Even in a typical year our visit was somewhat ill-timed as the 'green season' allows animals to hide amongst the dense vegetation. That would be okay but relentless rainfall would make the trip less than ideal. We ended up stopping in Pretoria for the evening. We found a hostel in the city that has an area to place a tent. We viewed this as our trial run. It went well. We gave ourselves a good game.
|Perhaps not the best place to stop for a photo.
Kosi Bay contains a string of four estuary lakes and 'some of South Africa's most beautiful and quiet beaches'. I have to agree with the quoted portion. We found a beautiful campground (Utshwayelo Campsite) only a peaceful 25 minute walk from the ocean through a picturesque salt marshe. It was sublime. I am sure that the time of year and the weather were two reasons for the dearth of humankind but I sense that even with lots a folks running around it might still be worth visiting. The water is the perfect temperature for swimming and the beach a great place to let your eyes glaze over and stare off into oblivion. I had another far too rare opportunity to regress. A small local boy and I spent at least hour body surfing in the waves and attempting not to choke on seawater.
|Tree above our tent at night. Reminds me a little of the 'evil' tree from Poltergeist.
|A sign at the entrance to a supermarket. No smoking. No pets. No porn. Is there an issue with people bringing porn into the market?