Old Thatch Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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This morning saw us up early to pack up our belongings, have breakfast, and begin our trip eastward. Paul,our guide yesterday, had given us great instructions on how to get out of Cape Town. We got onto the N2 highway and went to Somerset West and off at Strand, driving to Gordon's Bay where we drove along the coast to Hermanus where we stopped for lunch. Hermanus is famous for whale watching as the Southern Right Whale comes to ...
... 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.
... really meet. We had assistance in designing the route from a very helpful Tourist Information woman in Hermanus. From Hermanus we drove through the little towns of Stanford, Napier, Bredasdorp, through Struisbaai and into L'Agulhas where we picked up a very basic picnic lunch. Cape Agulhas is a beautiful spot duly marked with a cairn and a rather large lighthouse. We had lunch on a park bench next to 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 ...