Over New Year 2006-7, Cassí parents treated us to a weekend at the wonderful Grootbos Forest Lodge.

The Grootbos reserve was devastated by the worst fire in living memory a little over a year ago. The lodge was burnt to the ground, and the landscape was devastated. But the lodge has been rebuilt and the Fynbos vegetation is recovering remarkably.

066 Lodge entrance

067 Grootbos from the air

068 Our living room at Grootbos

069 View from our room

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070 Beautiful views from the lodge

071 Grootbos lounge

072 Sunset

073 Lounging around at Grootbos

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074 Guided walk

075 Recovery after the big fire

076 Life after the fire

077 Waterlillies

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078 Whale watching plane ride

079 Our little plane

080 New Years Eve

081 New Years Eve2

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082 Another lovely sunset

083 New Years Eve4

084 Years Eve3

085 Visiting prehistoric cave

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086 Morning stroll on the beach

087 Dassie

088 Deserted baby seal

089 Beautiful beach

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090 Shark viewing1

091 Where are those sharks

092 Sea gull

093 Shark viewing2

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094 Shark viewing3

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