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Umgazana, Transkei

New year 1998

My South Africa holiday of Christmas/ New year 1997/8.

Following the Christmas party at Rustler's Valley I was offered a ride to the Wild Coast for new year party at the Ungazana River Lodge. We were a bit late leaving and got there early in the morning of new year's day when the party was in full swing, so we did our best to catch up. Anyway it was to be a two day party.

The next day was very chilled and pleasant. The place was backpackers lodge and a separate house, so I went to sleep of a bit in the lodge, but it was full of rich holiday makers, whereas the house was more commune and was where the ravers were, so I went back there.

That evening the party started up again - it was far too hot to do anything during the day - and another night of excess followed, although with less people than the night before. This was just a wonderful night and the sunrise was something to behold.

This place is definitely on my "must return to" list, but I doubt it will be the same now

Umgazana River Lodge

Umgazana River Lodge

Umgazana River Lodge

Umgazana River Lodge

Umgazana River Lodge

Umgazana River Lodge

Umgazana River Lodge