29.08.2011 - 30.08.2011
The township tour was really interesting, pretty rough though that the people living in these tin sheds have views of these huge mansions along the beach. We went to a traditional herbal medicine woman who showed us what she uses and what it treats, also popped into a shabeen bar for some traditional beer but were pretty quick to leave there....I think the men inside had been there for a loooong time. There were some better developed parts of the township where the homes were brick and larger. There is also a recycling project there that uses a points system for the kids in the area to collect rubbish, and when they get a certain amount they get toys or even a bike. The guy from the hostel that took us was really good and had some good info too. There are wooden posts on the beach, and these are still there from when the beach was divided during apartheid.
The hostel was really nice and a fun bunch of people there. Saw loads of dolphins swimming past this afternoon. This morning was my surf lesson and, look out for the next Blue Crush movie, i will be the star.....caught a couple of 10cm waves haha. And that was big enough for me. Arrived at Port Elizabeth tonight, just staying until the morning and getting back on the bus to go inland to Hogsback.