De Kloof Luxury Estate
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... course is a huge Gooner. We all have our crosses to bear! And he was determined to see the FA Cup final, so we returned to Swellendam early to the local hotel to watch the match. The manager kindly placed us in the lounge where we watched the match, engrossed, as in the bar next door the locals enjoyed the local Stormers match. Dad was in the end smiling.
The National Park was closed on our return, but we had sneakily asked the ranger to let us ...
... and fallen asleep in the car…leaving Tom trying to navigate himself to Hermanus.
We arrived in Hermanus safely (and I was bright-eyed after my doze). Hermanus is a popular alternative for shark diving but as we had already done this, the rest of the afternoon was spent walking along the cliff and enjoying the fresh sea air. We watched the sunset whilst perched on some isolated rocks.
I decided to take Route 62 to Cape Town and stay over at the "Warmwaterberg Spa" on a friend's recommendation. I have not slept in a caravan in 20 years. It is not expensive either and the spa water is around 40 Deg C. I stopped at Ronnie's Sex Shop just down the road. Really just a bar with a reputation, judging by the lingerie stapled to the ceiling. The scenery between Barrydale and Robertson is really pretty and a must ...
... to the interior.
The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected. We took a tour of the Drostdy and these pictures document this period of Dutch Cape ...
... us a view of most of the park. There were four Cape Zebra below us, a long way off but we have good binoculars. One of them was a small foal. They were taking turns to roll around on their backs in a dust bath, sending up great clouds of dust into the clear blue sky. We also saw plenty of Bontebok and a few Grysbok. We continued along the gravel road to the river, where we undertook a very hot and gruelling walk through scrub at the riverside. Absolutely no birds on ...