Beauclair Guest House
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The drive from Oudtshoorn was long but as with all the driving in the Western Cape it was good roads and varied scenery. We didn't stop very often but did one stop in the middle of nowhere. There is a pub and well known landmark. The story is that Ronnie was opening a pub and the sign was up for Ronnie' Shop on 2 lines. Just before the pub opened friends added an additional word after Ronnie so now it is known as Ronnie's Sex Shop and has signed bras and panties decorating the ...
... we could borrow. I then noticed people in the front lounge room with a lovely fire … I went back to our room and suggested to Doug he’d be better off next to the fire.
Out we went and chatted to a young American couple until their Taxi arrived … a minute or two later the lights went on – yay … back to our room for one final tidy up of our bags and then to hit the sack !!
Tomorrow - Sabi Sans / Kruger here we come ...
... valleys between the cloud topped mountains that seem to circle the whole region like giant guardians. Where the slopes steepen the soil gives way to rock face where vines and trees surrender to short mountain fynbos. We paused for lunch at a vineyard - Spier, recommended by a colleague. Needless to say the steak was as good as any we have tasted to date. The first steak that I could cut with my fork!! What is blog (news) worthy was ...
... of the hill anyways.
It took us maybe 1,5 hours to get to the top of the Lionīs Head. Again we were rewarded by a stunning view. We took a few pictures and started heading back. We were glad to make it to our hostel at 21. 30.
Not the best beginning of the year 2014 :( However, it was another very strong African experience that will remain in our minds till the rest of our lives. We were so fortunate nothing similar had happened during our travelling ...
... stop was actually not a winery but a brandy distillery.
Neither one of us knew much about Brandy before visiting the Van Ryn's estate but in hindsight we couldn't have found a better place to gain our education. They seem to win a lot of medals for their brandies and now we know why. (hiccup)
The food in Stellenbosch has treated us well so far and I think it's time to find some serious dinner to soak up this booze.