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From Hermanus we drove to Swellendam. It was a beautiful two-hour drive with endless fields of wheat, lots sheep and cows. This has to be one of the major farming regions in all of South Africa. The grain elevators were huge. They even store grain on the ground horizontally covered with heavy plastic. There were rows and rows of stored grain on the ground. Eldon guessed right away what it was. ...
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 ...
... Festival, also known as the KKNK and Stefan was representing his wine company so we thought we'd tag along. So off we went and I didn’t have a clue what I was to expect to be perfectly honest. We decided to take the scenic route, which was a little longer but was completely worth it.
Ben had mentioned a pub on route called Ronnies Sex Shop, again ...
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.