The Royal Hotel
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... like African Rondavel huts. We then headed back towards Graskop and stopped off at a lovely viewpoint on the river, which was also home to the South African bush kitchen. Serving traditional food, and the setting was stunning. After this brief stop for Boerewors, pap and beer, we then went to the spectacular 48 metre Berlin Falls. We then tried once again to see God's ...
... except the pumpkin sadly. My favourite dish apparently was also a fairly staple diet in these parts which apparently was a bit too boring for these locals as they gladly waited for the other 2 soups to be warmed up. As always a mixture of emotions with some people turning he soup down preferring a plain roll while others felt they're were no worthy of having
a cup of soup and wanted to tell us in great depth how grateful they were for ...
... cheating outside the houses. Teenage boys herding the livestock in for the night. We passed a group of men riding horses hell for leather along the side of the road. And one of houses that Nelson Mandela lives in. We have bought the ingredients for a braai for dinner - t-bone steak; salad; butternut and gem squash. Got to the backpackers at 7.30. Exhausted!! BUT instead of cooking we had the most wonderful meal based on local dishes cooked by one of the mamas at the hostel. ...
... a double kick in the teeth..
There's not much I can say about the game other than once again its hugely frustrating supporting England. No question on the goal that never was but we weren't good enough at the end of the day and with all of the diving and nonsense that has gone on in a lot of the other games its left me wondering why I ever bother with this game. On the plus side we had gone out with a bunch of Irish guys for the game ...
... us a newsletter on what the next day will bring.
The first day did not go without a hitch however, one lot of luggage didn't make it to the cabins and it had to be Daves. After a few worrying trips (continuously) to our cabin he finally went to reception just after we began to leave port and there was his bag. The tag had fallen off. Karen, Ginna, Dave and I went off to bed in our windowless cabins. Roger and Stuart went off to bed in their upper level balcony ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Royal Hotel Pilgrim's Rest
What a wonderful rustic experience. Got to reception and everything was ready for us. We're staying in one of the annexes. Whole place to ourselves. Receptionist say: no phone, no TV, no room service. GREAT!!! The room was lovely. Great old bath, wall papered walls, lovely linen. Even put heater on for us.
Restaurant was wonderful and romantic. Food was great. Will check out breakfast soon.
This is an experience everyone must try.
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