Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge
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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 ...
... and then a clicking noise from Kirsty. We
stopped to try to find out what was wrong and ended up with me
driving and Mike walking alongside trying to hear what was wrong. In
the end we phoned for a tow truck at midday. We ended up sitting by
the side of the road and at 10 pm we gave up and went to bed. ...
Well it was a refreshing change to return to Fish Hoek after Madagascar. Certainly it was quite a bit cooler with temperatures in the mid 20s as opposed to the high 30s. Dad was off in Natal, so it was his Ukrainian friend Andre, who picked me up from the airport and I just really crashed for the rest of the weekend.
The next part of the trip is this overland 4x4 route through Botswana up to Zambia and then across into Namibia. This has ...
... menu, and I ordered the wine with bread and olive oil set. We sniffed and swirled our glasses, decided which ones we liked and didn’t like and rated them like expert connoisseurs. However, we enjoyed the cheese and bread more than the wine itself. Everyone reading this blog are aware that Tom and I are not big wine drinkers so it was no surprise that after the tasting session I had the munchies, ...
... getting sick, and I've always thought that if something did get me, it would be something nasty. In Swellendam I somehow ended up with a case of gastroenteritis, so ended up staying here for about five days, mostly going backwards and forwards between bed and the toilet. Not very pleasant! Ended up seeing a doctor for a course of antibiotics which sorted it out pretty quickly though.
I was definitely ready to move on by this point...