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Aug 25, 2018 - Day 19

It took about 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to the Birds of Eden. It is the largest aviary in the world. It has many birds and the smallest deer. It is so large that the birds behave most naturally. Saw a group of male golden pheasants that were courting females. At this place I finally got to see the Knysna Turaco and Purple-crested Turaco. They are beautiful indigenous birds to South Africa. One landed on a railing just a couple of feet away from me. She looked at me and I talked to her. She did not move away. I noticed that she has a...

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Aug 24, 2018 - Day 18

The first stop at Knysna is a private bird reservation called Woodbourne Lodge. It offers a private estuary, camping site, lodge, cabin and RV park. The lady at the reception was very friendly and helpful. She showed me the tree where the local special bird Knysna Turaco likes to spend time and the bathroom is. She also printed a copy of the bird list for me. She asked me to return the list to her so that she could import the sightings into the lodge bird list she is compiling. After walking the beautiful ground, I did not see the turaco...

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Aug 23, 2018 - Day 17

Went to the Ebb and Flow rest camp of the Wilderness National Park nearby first in the morning. It is only 20 minutes away. It is a very nice rest camp of camping ground, lodges and cabins and many hiking trails. At the wetland near the camp I saw the Red-knobbed Coot, little Grebes and a group of Cape Cormorants. There are 4 forest trails leading from the camp. I took the Giant Kingfisher trail. It goes along the river and through the dense forests. The plants are impressive and numerous but not many birds visible. I could hear them but...

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Aug 22, 2018 - Day 16

Left Lindie’s house at 8:15am. Due to road construction I had to slowed down to 60 to 80 km/h that is half the speed limit of 120km/h. Normally it takes 2.5h to get to the Cape Town airport but today it took 3.5h. The weather was nice, and the traffic was not heavy. The countryside of South Africa is green, very much cultivated and cared for, which reminds me of the English countryside. However, the road system resembles that of the US. It seems to have the advantages of both countries. It was a very pleasant drive and I did not feel tired...

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