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Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast

We spent a few days at the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast. This page shows some of the coastal vistas, articles available in some of the many craft  shops and also rural villages and the houses that interested the hidden architect in Malisa...and one could sit for hours watching the waves crash down on the rocks...

It was fun visiting the Wild Coast Sun hotel and casino even though we did NOT hit the jackpot. However  - the cannibals had a good time at the restaurant..

The vistas along the south Coast consists mostly of rolling hills and cane field with the odd blue gum plantation of wild banana outcrop as can be seen in the first few photos with houses on the far-away hills and a glimpse of the ocean in between..

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Houses on the far hill

Plantation on a hilltop

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Cane field

Blue gum trees

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A church and a cane field

More sugar cane...

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A glimpse of the ocean...

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Banana plantation (left) and Wild Banan or white Strelitzia  (right)

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Craft shops abound in every town and along the roadsides. Lots of artists have their studios close to the main roads and short distances into the interior. I took lots of photos of the crafts on display.  Many roadside crafters sell the usual wood carvings and stuff that is seen all along the pavements but some really good art can be found by exploring the shops advertised in the local tourist guides..

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The Barn Owl is one such craft shop...

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Some of the crafts sold at the Barn Owl...

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Wire crafts became  popular as household items (right) lately...

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The Mud Hut (left) is a more classy craft shop

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A little more towards the interior one comes to the rural villages...Here you can see some of the houses and a panorama image of a rural village called Gamalakhe (The white spot on the horizon is a ship LOL!!)

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And then of course there is the ocean...Seascapes at Port Alfred...

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An ocean panorama..

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and the breakers...

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After enjoying the sea view at Port Alfred we decided to go to the Wild Coast Sun to try our luck at the one-armed bandits or at least to feed the cannibal(s)... since Patsi had her free pass to get in there...

Left: Crossing the bridge to the Eastern Cape on our way to the Wild Coast Sun

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The golf course at the Wild Coast Sun

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The fish pond at the entrance to the casino and a flower arrangement in the smokers' lounge

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Coffee time!

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...and then they became hungry...

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sc-cannibal2.jpg (104989 bytes) ...the end...:-(