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The largest sailing catamaran in Africa?

The largest catamaran in Africa?
With a maximum capacity of 60 passengers, NK Charters claims that it's sailing catamaran, Tigresse, is the largest in Africa. On this late afternoon we enviously watched the Tigresse leave the V&A Waterfront with a large group of guests on a sunset campaign-cruise. It would have been nice to have been aboard her, rather than on the old boat that we ended up choosing. :(

If you're not sure what a catamaran is - well, it's quite simple. A catamaran is a boat with more than one hull (generally two hulls). What makes this kind of boat perfect as ferries, or sunset cruises, is that the double-hull design makes this class of boat faster and far more stable than its single-hull sister.

Silver Strand, Robertson

Dam fishing
The scene in this photo reminds me of the many holidays that our family spent at the Silver Strand caravan park in Robertson. For reference, Robertson is a small farming town about 150KM from Cape Town - deep in wine country. :)

The camping site that we called home for 2 or 3 weeks each year was built just outside of the town, along the Breede River – and the particular spot that I use to fish from looked almost exactly like the spot in this photo.

Browse the Breede Adventures photo stream on Flickr. It looks to me as though some of the photos could have been taken at the Silver Strand park (map).

Just to ensure no confusion, I took this photo at the Majik Forest in the Durbanville area - quite far from Robertson. :)