Sardine Run 2017 (Day 4)
Sardine Run 2017
Day 4 report. .
Huge Ocean swells and massive breaking waves meant we were unable to launch today. Disappointed for a minute until we looked at the ocean, it would have eaten us alive. Time to explore this part of the wild coast on foot. We packed our rucksacks and headed to Fraser Falls, this is one of the most scenic waterfalls in the area, the falls drop straight into the massive Fraser Gorge which we had flown over the day before. After several photographs and iconic pictures we took a short drive to one of my favourite’s Magwa Falls. This waterfall drops 142m into an open gorge. We did a Facebook live but also posted the video onto Facebook if you didn’t manage to see it live. After several hours visiting these magnificent waterfalls it was time to head back to the lodge. The sardine run 2017 has not disappointed so far and having a day off from out at sea gave our guests ample time to explore the region not often seen by tourists. After a hearty lunch some guests headed out of the lodge and hiked to Shark point up and down hills which eventually give way to an idillic and isolated beach.
Once back from the hike the Braai (BBQ) had started, plenty of food was eaten, local borewors and lamb chops were a highlight for most, plenty of beer and wine to wash it down before a bit of karaoke by the locals and guests. Another fantastic day here at the Mbotyi on the Wild Coast of South Africa. Forecast is good for tomorrow, can’t wait to get back out on the ocean.
See Below for customer report by Jamie Orr.