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Travel Blogs from Bloemfontein
Early start as had long drive from Bloemfontein to Addo today. After filling up with petrol we took the N1 southwest towards Colesburg.
Stopped for a drink and break at Colesburg then onwards via N9. Long empty roads with numerous roadworks and contra flows. We feel all the roads in South Africa are being repaired at the same time!
... include the first house and church and several bars!
There is also a diamond vault to view different sizes, shapes and colours of diamond including the "Eureka", the first diamond found in Kimberley. There are replicas of other notable diamonds including the Cullinan 1, the original being part of the British Crown Jewels.
A little shopping was done, but no diamonds!
The drive back to Bloemfontein was followed by a takeaway ...
Our journey will take us from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic and we will travel over 2,500 miles. Some days you had to ignore all the tourist and adventurous stuff and just drive. That is what we did on Sunday and Monday. Our destination was the Addo Elephant Park.
To go west after leaving ...
... time I'm not going to take risks. In hostels it's often possible to meet people and go out for dinner/drinks as a group, but that's not so easy in hotels or quieter places.
Still, Bloemfontein is a nice enough place, even if there isn't really much specifically for tourists to see. Spent a day just wandering, stocking up on bits and pieces before heading over to Lesotho tomorrow.
(Photos to follow once I find a faster ...
We eventually came to Ventersburg, looked off the road so we took off did a couple of miles to get to it and throughthte little town to find a garqage with eating house, next to road works and had very nice spareribs and coffee. We found when we left to continue we could have saved allthe round about bit by driving though the road works as this palce was onthe side of the road to Bloemfontein!! Oh well, it was a nice drive thoughthe ...