Marula Lodge Guesthouse
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- Multilingual staff
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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This morning saw us up early to pack up our belongings, have breakfast, and begin our trip eastward. Paul,our guide yesterday, had given us great instructions on how to get out of Cape Town. We got onto the N2 highway and went to Somerset West and off at Strand, driving to Gordon's Bay where we drove along the coast to Hermanus where we stopped for lunch. Hermanus is famous for whale watching as the Southern Right Whale comes to ...
... towards Robertson and into Montagu, beautiful old Cape Dutch Style houses, very well known area for dried fruits and wines. Stopped at a few padstaletjies, after making Norm do a few U-Turns to go back and see!!
Once through Montagu, we picked up the infamous Route 62, well known to all you bikers........
Headed into Barrydale, and pulled into the famous Diesel and Creme Diner, OMG what a place!!! You can not ...
... the ocean(s).
From there it was back up the road to Swellendam which is nestled up against the Langeberge mountains. Lots af hiking and other adventures to do there but not really at this time of year and when we arrived it was beginning to rain. So, instead of a walk, we had tea and cake in front of the library fireplace as we checked in and retreated to our very lovely room with ...
... morning before breakfast, and it took me a few minutes to get into the 40+ degree temperatures. We got chatting to a few of the other bathers and I challenged a kid to jump into the adjacent cold swimming pool which he did… and realised that it was only fair that I did it too. FREEZING!!! Jumping in a cold pool is hard enough as it is. However ...
... left the name and continued fixing the dilapidated building. His friends would stop by for a chat, having a few beers and throwing in a couple of chops on the fire. During one of these evenings, someone suggested: "Why don't you just open a pub?". And he did."
Since then Ronnie has had visitors from all over the world. It has become a regular pit stop for bikers, the local people and ...