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Old May 10th, 2009, 04:22 PM   #141
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Knysna is my favourite town in the Western Cape. It's around a 5/6 hour drive from Cape Town. It's amazingly beautiful and very popular with the tourists. There's so much to do here that there's never an excuse to be bored - even in the rainy weather we were experiencing!

Atop the Knysna Heads (the entryway into the Knysna Lagoon:

A walkway
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Looking out from left to right
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The lagoon. You'll see Leisure Isle and the actual town in the distance
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The walkway down to the beach from one of the Heads
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A bridge built to help navigate across the rocks on the beach
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A friend on the same bridge
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Knysna - the actual town:

A Knysna street
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Knysna Waterfront
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(A ferry)
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(Taking a walk along one of the jettis when a very thick and eery mist set in)
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Old May 10th, 2009, 08:12 PM   #142
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I am extremely amazed by South Africa: the natural beauty, landscapes, climate, flora, fauna, the people, languages, cities, etc. I've never been, but I would love to and plan to... I could also easily picture myself living there...
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Old May 10th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #143
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Thought I'd ad a few pics of my home town - Simon's Town.



and no trip to Simon's Town would be complete without a trip to Boulders. Great memories of clambering up all those rocks, naming them...and the leaping off. hahaha

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Old May 11th, 2009, 01:49 PM   #144
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The Bloukraans bridge, which was built in the 1980's along with a series of bridges designed to link Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It's currently home to the world's highest bridge bungee:

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Old May 11th, 2009, 01:56 PM   #145
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The Bloukraans bridge, which was built in the 1980's along with a series of bridges designed to link Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It's currently home to the world's highest bridge bungee:
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On 17 December 2006, The Macau Tower started operating a proper bungee jump, which became the "Highest Commercial Bungee Jump In The World" (233m) according to the Guinness Book of Records. The Macau Tower Bungy does have a "Guide cable" system which limits swing (the jump is very close to the structure of the tower itself) but does not have any effect on the speed of decent, so this still qualifies the jump for the World Record.

There is another commercial bungee jump currently in operation which is just 13m smaller, at 220 metres (720 ft). This jump, which is made without guide ropes, is located near Locarno, Switzerland and takes place from the top of the Verzasca Dam (pictured). This jump was prominently featured in the opening scene of the James Bond film Goldeneye.

Bloukrans Bridge was opened in 1997 and uses a pendulum bungee system. It is 216m high, from the platform to the river below.

P.S. Fabulous pics of Boulders, one of my favourite hideaways in Cape Town.
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On 17 December 2006, The Macau Tower started operating a proper bungee jump, which became the "Highest Commercial Bungee Jump In The World" (233m) according to the Guinness Book of Records. The Macau Tower Bungy does have a "Guide cable" system which limits swing (the jump is very close to the structure of the tower itself) but does not have any effect on the speed of decent, so this still qualifies the jump for the World Record.

There is another commercial bungee jump currently in operation which is just 13m smaller, at 220 metres (720 ft). This jump, which is made without guide ropes, is located near Locarno, Switzerland and takes place from the top of the Verzasca Dam (pictured). This jump was prominently featured in the opening scene of the James Bond film Goldeneye.

Bloukrans Bridge was opened in 1997 and uses a pendulum bungee system. It is 216m high, from the platform to the river below.

P.S. Fabulous pics of Boulders, one of my favourite hideaways in Cape Town.
The world's highest BRIDGE bungee. Please read posts properly before going on a ranting spree.

Lastly, no, it was opened in 1984. The bungee was opened in 1997.
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The world's highest BRIDGE bungee. Please read posts properly before going on a ranting spree.

Lastly, no, it was opened in 1984. The bungee was opened in 1997.
My mistake, I speed read, a legacy from studying for 4 years. I do apologise The only one ranting is you I am as cool as a cucumber mate.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #148
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Apology accepted.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 04:05 PM   #150
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Stunning pics Lydon.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #151
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Old May 11th, 2009, 07:47 PM   #152
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Lydon changes avatars like I change addresses
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Old May 11th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #153
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Lmao! How random. And hey, my previous one was like 2 months old
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Old May 14th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #154
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Some pics of Blouberg from 2008:

























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Old May 15th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #155
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nice shots of places I havent been yet
keep them coming guys !
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Old July 27th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #156
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can we bring back this thread...i'd like to see more wester cape pics.
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Old July 27th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #157
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Indeed we must I agree.
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Old October 25th, 2009, 06:16 PM   #160
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Still waiting for those photos Andrew
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