Travel Blogs from Swellendam
... us down for a glass of wine and showed us around the cottage we are staying in. The estate was built in and around 1802. They have done a beautiful job of maintaining the integrity of this old Dutch farmstead.
Our hosts normally cook an African dinner for their guests, but it sounds like they had a big night Saturday and will have about 13 in tomorrow night, a full house, to cook for. So they ...
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 ...
... of bra’s, knickers and thongs that girls have left over the years. Someone had even left a bra that day and it was hanging up with her (or his I guess) message and date in pen. The toilets are also bombarded with written messages of those that have come and gone over the years too. Its such a fun little place to stop by and if you do just have a drink…skip the ...
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.
... with a brief lunch break here. I was concerned that our guide book had misled us about this 'charming town' but once we got away from Voortrek Street - which, while full of shops, feels a little run down - the town is full of beautiful old thatched buildings and tree lined streets - our guest house, The Coachman, a prime example.
Pretty as it is I am keen to get to Cape Town tomorrow.
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Other places to stay in Swellendam
5 Lichtenstein Street, Swellendam | Hotelfrom $41