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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SA Diversity Tour (6-8/02/2014) Day 22-24

Jozini / Kosi Bay / Sodwana Bay
The road to Kozi Bay goes over a high mountain passed Jozini Dam which can be seen below.
There are many private game reserves in this area situated along its banks and a yearly Tiger fishing competition is held there.
Kosi Bay itself is unfortunately not available to anyone not driving a 4x4 vehicle so was not accessible to us although we stayed there overnight at a lovely caravan park and early the next morning, headed for Sodwana Bay.
For many years now, this Bay has been renowned for deep-sea diving and the excellent fishing so people flock there in droves all year long.
The weather had changed and it was overcast and rainy so the miles of white, sandy beaches did not lend itself to sunbathing however at low tide, there are many stretches of rock exposed which I found a delight to explore.
The tidal pools are full of tiny fish....
beautiful sea urchins....
and the most magnificent stones and shells.
There were a few Blue Bottles along the water line which people with bare feet have to watch out for as they STING!! J

The following day saw no improvement in the weather but we took chairs onto the beach and watched the boats taking people out to go diving and spent a relaxing day lounging around.
Of course we could not help but want to go exploring the rock pools again and after a long walk on the beach, made our way to the tidal pools again.
 We stayed at the Parks Board camping grounds which is huge and as there were not too many people there, we had a marvellous choice of prime spots to choose from.
Gaelyn did not want to go diving or swimming with the sharks (wonder why?) LOL!! Instead, we spent more time exploring the rock formations which look like mini mountain ranges.

1 comment:

Gaelyn said...

That was a really interesting drive. Loved playing in the tidepools.