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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Seaview B&B South Africa

01 Yaris at B&B Seaview Eastern Cape ZA (1024x605)

After seeing elephants and warthogs in the wilds of Addo Elephant National Park (see previous post) I just couldn’t bring myself to head into what looked like a big city to me, Port Elizabeth. So I continued west and pulled off N2 at the first sign for a B&B in Seaview. A very interesting old house that’s been used as a B&B in the same family over 50 years.

02 Bedroom at Seaview B&B Eastern Cape ZA (1024x768)

My room was around back to the right. Very private with a place to park the car. My host and hostess let me use their computer and get online to check in at home.

03 Fig tree at B&B Seaview Eastern Cape ZA pano (974x1024)

There is a swimming pool in the yard and a huge tent was still erected from their son’s wedding a few days before. The bride and groom were married under this huge and ancient fig tree.

04 B&B Seaview Eastern Cape ZA (1024x768)

Breakfast was served in a separate building (pink building to right in first photo) used for banquets and Sunday brunch for the public.  I got private service for a breakfast way to big for me to finish. My host has a big greenhouse where he grows greens, tomatoes, strawberries and other vegetables used in their restaurant. He also makes compost and raises worms. I got the royal tour and was so engrossed forgot to take photos. I hate when that happens.

From here I continued west in the Eastern Cape to Storms River along the coast. I’ll try to post that soon.

13 comments:

Jo said...

Wow Gaelyn, I think we need to check out that B&B when next we are in the Cape. I love that it's been in the family for 50 years. And that GLORIOUS fig tree. I have just planted a fig tree (about 1/2 metre high) on John's land - will I post about this tree in say, ten years. (mmm?) Great post. (((hugs))) Jo

Brit Gal Sarah said...

We always try to stay in family run B&B's, like the beauty we found in Taos last year. I just find them more welcoming and comfortable in general. Love that tree, what a great place to marry.

Sally in WA said...

I've never stayed at a B&B, but after reading your post, I might be willing to give it a go.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Sounds like a good place to stay but I have friends with a B & B near to PE. Diane

Barb said...

Looks like you had the royal treatment, Gaelyn! Sometimes it's good just to make memories and not record them! (Though it always bums me when I don't get a pic!)

Small City Scenes said...

I think it would be nice to stay in a B&B. I never have. I guess I need to expand my horizons. MB

Bibi said...

I love bed and breakfast places. Last time I really did that was in Ireland...in May....and I was cold, but it was still fun!

Esther Garvi said...

What a lovely place!!

Firefly said...

South Africa has so many very good B&B's with caring hosts that will go out of their way to make one's stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I'm with you. B&B's are the only way to go - so interesting and a true slice of life. Sometimes memories are all that's necessary - thanks for sharing yours!

Johnny Nutcase said...

cool! What a fun spot to get to stay, I love places like that . Sounds like the people were great and the place had a lot of character. The Fig tree is huge! awesome!

Craver Vii said...

They let you use their computer? That was very nice of them. I feel so unconnected when I can't go online.

Janie said...

What a beautiful spot for a wedding. This looks like a cozy, friendly B&B.

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