Old Thatch Lodge
Travel Blogs from Swellendam
... things away and left both the mattress and sleeping bag out to dry, I enjoyed a lovely hot shower. Dad was waking up when I returned complaining of a wet tent - the outside being wet! The birds really came out now and were certainly not weary of us flying around and settling on the camp chairs. The sun soon burnt the mist off.
We ventured out on an excellent short 8 km walk along the Breede River in the National Park, which dad really ...
I decided to take Route 62 to Cape Town and stay over at the "Warmwaterberg Spa" on a friend's recommendation. I have not slept in a caravan in 20 years. It is not expensive either and the spa water is around 40 Deg C. I stopped at Ronnie's Sex Shop just down the road. Really just a bar with a reputation, judging by the lingerie stapled to the ceiling. The scenery between Barrydale and Robertson is really pretty and a must ...
... to the interior.
The Drostdy was built by the Dutch East India Company in 1747 to serve as residence and official headquarters for the Landdrost. Soon after a gaol, a house for the secretary, a mill and various outbuildings were erected. We took a tour of the Drostdy and these pictures document this period of Dutch Cape ...
... a couple of kms down a gravelly road towards the entrance gate before I gave the dashboard a long hard look, and I started to have misgivings about the position of the fuel gauge needle. I hadn't considered how big the park is, nor that we'd have to drive around it all in second gear due to the state of the dirt roads. So I had to do a U-turn and drive back into town to fill up. The result was that we didn't get into,the park proper until about 11am, when the animals ...
... of the nicest places I've been in the whole world. Pleased to report that it still is. There's acres of native trees, shrubs and flowers planted tidily up a slope, overhung by the dramatic crags of the eastern flank of Table Mountain. Birds abound. Our bird book is in the missing suitcase, but we know enough to say we saw sugarbirds, 2 types of sunbirds, white-necked ravens, flycatchers, a cisticola, olive thrush, red-winged starling and a mongoose. A pair of guineafowl came begging ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed