John had hoped to go surfing, but conditions weren't right and his surfing lesson was cancelled... so off to Monkey Land (www.monkeyland.co.za) we went!
Monkey Land was neat, but there were lots of mosquitos and I got a hell of a lot of bites. So much for citronella being just as effective as Deet!
At Monkey Land we went on a guided walk and saw lots of capuchins and spider monkeys up close as well as lemurs (black-and-white and ring-tailed). There was also a gibbon who played with a bunch of capuchins and seemed not to know that he was a gibbon and many times larger than his playmates.
Towards the end of the walk about five ring-tailed lemurs came racing through... they're fast and oddly cat/skunk-like but surprisingly loud on the ground - they land hard when jumping down from trees!
After Monkey Land, we went to Birds of Eden. Both John and I thought Birds of Eden was going to be lame... but it was quite excellent.
John took lots of pictures and we had fun with the parrots. A macaw tried to steal John's watch and another one successfully pulled a button off another tourist's shirt. There was a huge variety of birds (including a Canada goose!) and it was really neat to see them flying around - no cages here!
After Monkey Land and Birds of Eden, we went to nearby Nature's Valley, which had been recommended by the ex-Yorkshire couple we met at the skydiving place.
Nature's Valley was very nice. Rain forrest-type greenery leading up to a beautiful and mostly deserted beach. We spent about an hour and a half there, playing with strange beach creatures and hiking up to see the view down to the beach and out towards Plett, before going to see snakes!
Between Monkey Land and Plett there was a low-budget snake sanctuary... where John and I saw all sorts of local and exotic snakes (including some incredibly poisonous ones) and even got to handle a couple of them.
We had dinner again at Cornuti's and then drinks on the deck at the B&B, listening to the waves break and watching the stars.