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... it makes one wonder what kind of natural phenomenon made these mountains look as they do. Then on our right we drove along the most beautiful seashore we have ever seen. There are a few lovely beaches along the way, but a lot of the shoreline is rocky. These waters are so rough when a wave hits the shore it just explodes. It was a great morning driving to Hermanus for whale watching.
We got to Hermanus ...
May 17 Swellendan 300 KM We are now in the Western Cape Area of South Africa. We were told to expect Rain at this time of year in the Cape Town/Western Cape Area; and sure enough, it is raining.
Weather has been unbelievably good for the last 3 months, so a couple of weeks of rain is no big deal.
We have now travelled 14,000 Kilometers. Should be close to, if not over 15,000 before we return to ...
... Festival, also known as the KKNK and Stefan was representing his wine company so we thought we'd tag along. So off we went and I didn’t have a clue what I was to expect to be perfectly honest. We decided to take the scenic route, which was a little longer but was completely worth it.
Ben had mentioned a pub on route called Ronnies Sex Shop, again ...
Didn't get very far... 80k from home, stayed a few days with friends in their private secluded 'nest'... wonderful... and wrote chapter 15 of 'No View From the Grave' .. my latest ripping yarn! Now finally on the road, heading for Prince Albert.
... region known as Klein Karoo.
The scenery was, it has to be said, slightly diminished by the driving rain - although in this arid area it is obviously needed - the blue skies just set the mountains off.
Our overnight stop was Swellendam, conveniently located about half way between Cape Town and the Garden Route. So convenient in fact that this is our second stop here, we broke up our journey ...