Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge
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... passes to Porterville.
From there headed towards Worcester in the Ceres Valley. Amazed at how many brand name wine cellars there are in this part of the world.....
So we did a quick wine tasting at Graham Beck, who is very well done for their bubbly and all round wine's. Very yummy......as usual made a few purchases and then back on the road again. Quite surprising what I can fit into Maureen.
It's not a great distance to Swellendam from Hermanus and unlike many other areas in the Western Cape there are a number of road choices. I think that this may be a result of needing paths to link various farming communities which eventually turned into nicely paved roads. We chose to make a rather circuitous route to take in the actual southern most tip of Africa at Cape Agulas where the Atlantic and the ...
... 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 ...
So funny to see this little white-washed bar in the desert, in the middle of nowhere!
We read this about the history of the shop.
"Ronnie painted the name Ronnie's Shop on this cottage next to R62, planning to open a farm stall to sell fresh produce and fruit. His friends played a trick on him by changing the name to Ronnie's SEX Shop. Initially angry about the involuntary name ...
... lantern, he had walked straight into a tree stump and cut his leg open. The blood was everywhere. “Its because I take aspirin,” he claimed. It did just continue to bleed and bleed a strange sort of cranberry colour. We now had the opportunity to we fully test the first aid kit and when we had finished the ablutions block looked like a scene from ‘Psycho’.
We carefully returned to the tent avoiding the trees, packed ...