Day 17 1/2/2015
We woke up early to head for the Cango Caves so we could get on a tour. Afterwards we had breakfast. Then we head into town to find the Suspension bridge. As a kid I used to walk across it with my family. My dad used to walk across it during the army on Sundays. So after taking some photos, we headed off to the unknown. Quick stop at “Ronnie’s Sex Shop” for lunch.
The suspension bridge
Day 16 31/1/2015
We woke up not too early, had breakfast and then packed up and drove to Outdshoorn for the night. Kieron wanted to see the Cango Caves.
We stayed at this amazing tented camp. It was beautiful even though it was cold.
Day 15 30/1/2015
This morning we had to get up very early to head to Colesberg. Our first stop was breakfast and then Golden Gate, Free State. Then later in the day we stop in LadyBrand for lunch. My mom’s family grew up there so we went down memory lane. I had to show Kieron where I had many holidays as a kid. We also had to stop by Top House, which was the first house built in LadyBrand. My mom’s grandfather owned. Also we had to visit the family plot in the graveyard. Annual tradition. We evenually got to Colesview, Colesberg where we were going to stay for the night.
LadyBrand, Top House
Day 14 29/1/2015
To be honest I don’t really remember what we did this day. I think most of the day was getting ready to leave early the next day for the long trip home. We might have gone out for dinner for the last night together.
Tomorrow we have to leave very early to get to Colesberg before dark.
Day 13 28/1/2015
Went to Spur for breakfast and then we did a drive down the coast called a small seaside town of Scottsberg. It is a beautiful little town.
Day 11 26/1/2015
Monday morning has come and we have only a few days left before we have to packed up and drive back down to Cape Town. The few days we decided to make the most of what we had. I wanted to go to Nothingham Road for the day. On the way we stopped by where Nelson Mandela was caught and sent to prison during appartheid. When stopped at Nottingham Road Hotel for lunch and then afterwards we went to look for Micheal House. Unfortuantly we couldn’t get into the grounds because school was in.
Once we got back to Durban. We went to the airport to watch the Swallows come into rest. It was amazing! The sky was getting dark with storm cloudes. Driving back home in a storm is kind of scary but arrived back safely. We had a late dinner and went to bed. Got a busy few days left.
Plane during a storm
Nottingham Road Hotel
Where Nelson Mandela was caught
Day 9 24/1/2015
So today is the day we drive up the Sani Pass. We got up early (way to early for being on holiday for my liking) and we got eveything together but then had to wait for Kieron’s friends to arrive. At last we all pilled into Ron’s car and away we went to Lesotho. We picked up breakfast on the way. The tour left at 9:00 am and we arrived about 15 mins before then. I changed into warmer clothes and we grabbed our jackets and buddled into a 4×4 and set off. There had been a lot of rain in that area a few weeks before hand and the pass was badley damaged. Luckily we made it to the top but a 4×4 bukkie got stuck half way up with guide and his passengers. We think they walked up or managed to get a lift.
At the top we went to Besotho village and tried some of there home made bread and beer and bought a few things. We then went to the highest pub in Africa for lunch. On the way down again was more scary and for some on known reason we got down safely and back into South Africa.It really was an adventure!
The best bread ever!
Highest Pub in Africa
Top of the pass
Day 8 23/1/2015
Today is Friday and this evening we will be celebrating both Ron and I engagement and his turning the big 30! Not much happened happend during the day.
So when the evening came we got dressed to go out at this place called Stokers Arms (A bit like Forries) to meet everyone. Not that I knew anyone there. It was fun I must admit. It was an old railway station. It was really nice. Unfortuanlly we didn’t stay too late because we had to get up early the next morning to go up the Sani Pass.