We woke up this morning around 7-8 am. Had breakfast, showered, got dressed and tided up camp. That was around 10:00 am when we started out to the farm house to get permits for Stadsaal and Truitjieskraal for tomorrow. In the end I had to drive to Kromrivier to get both of them. This was an experience, because it was down in a valley and I had never driven down there before. Got the permits and Ron drove back up the pass. There is a problem, when someone comes down when someone is going up or the other way round.
Afterwards we went to Shelia for lunch. Which was awesome, then we saw my dad came walking back early from the hiking party. The rest of the family went on to climb the Tafelberg, mad I know. After lunch Kieron and I went back to chill at camp.
Here is another adventure I had this year:
Cederberg, nature and beauty what more can one asks for? Of course there is nothing. That’s where I am with my boyfriend, friends and my insane family. I love this place so much. Every time I come here it feels like I am home.
This morning Kieron arrived around 10:30 am and we packed the car and headed off to the Cederberg. I happened to drive from Cape Town to Picketberg where we stopped and had lunch at spur. Then after a break Ron drove onwards and then hit the dirt track going to the Cederberg.
We arrived at our campsite at around 5:00 pm with just enough light to pitch the tent and get supper ready. We did eat in the dark, but at least the tent was up, which didn’t take that long but it was more blowing up mattress where a pain. After we had eaten hamburgers and putting on warm clothes we headed to find out if my family and friends had arrived safely, since they left so much later than us and they had. We talked to them for a bit and then decided to head back to camp to get some sleep. Though I had forgotten how cold the night could get in the Cederberg.
Driving to Cederberg
Beginning of Cederberg
Groot Constantia Manor House
The view of vineyards
This morning we took a trip to Groot Constantia wine estate. Though we should have taken a picnic lunch but it was nice to get out and since it was a beautiful day just to see the country side a bit. This wine estate has an incredible history to it and to me it is one of the most beautiful wine estates in the country but in the middle of a city. There is a museum, restaurants and wine tasting to be done. Though I would love to eat at the restaurant, there are other ways of eating like one can also take a picnic along with one and just sit on the lawns overlooking the vineyards. The view overlooks the ocean and on a clear day one can see all the way to the mountains by Betty’s Bay. This doesn’t happen very often.
Then afterwards we headed off the Klein Constantia which is the baby wine estate of the area. We didn’t wine taste because it was quite expensive but we did however look around, take photos and read the history of the wine estate. It is also in a stunning area of Constantia though Klein Constantia is more on the Tokia side and Groot Constantia is in actually Constantia side of Cape Town than anywhere else.
To me it was a stunning day to get out and about in that area of the world even though it was so hot.