Swellendam Backpackers Adventure Lodge
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... left the name and continued fixing the dilapidated building. His friends would stop by for a chat, having a few beers and throwing in a couple of chops on the fire. During one of these evenings, someone suggested: "Why don't you just open a pub?". And he did."
Since then Ronnie has had visitors from all over the world. It has become a regular pit stop for bikers, the local people and ...
... 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. ...
... to coincide with the best time to view the African Wildlife, especially in the National Parks of Chobe, Etosha and the Okavanga Delta, plus of course the Victoria Falls.
Due the expense of this part of the trip, I will be camping and have encouraged my father to dabble in a spot of glamping himself. Camping has changed a lot since his days and its been quite an effort to get everything ready. We have amassed a large tent (so he can stand up), ...
... 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.
... 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...