This morning we woke up early and after breakfast, we were dropped off at Kloof train station (Stoker’s Arms Pub). We decided to catch the steam train to Inchanga Station and then take the train back to Stoker’s Arms for lunch. At Inchanga Station there is a market and a museum.
The train right bought back, so many memories of my childhood, we used to take the steam train from George to the Wilderness and back again. Once we arrived at the station, we decided to go and explore the museum first and then check out the market later. We managed to have a look around and take lots of photos before the whistle blew. We must have arrived back around 11:30 pm. We head off to the pub for an early lunch. Once we had eaten, we took some more photos of the train, while we waited for our lift. We decided to chill for the rest of the afternoon.
We had to wake up early to catch our plane to Durban. My parents were kind enough to pick us up and drop us off at the airport. My parent’s style is drop off and go, they don’t stay and watch the plane take off. I suppose unless it is international. We decided to check in the slow lounge after we went through security. Even though we were getting breakfast on the plane, we decided to have some food. First breakfast as my husband calls it.
It was fantastic to sit in the lounge and watching the planes take off. I will I could travel forever! We eventually boarded for our 2-hour flight to Durban. It is weird because I have always had family in Durban, would it be first cousins to second cousins to parents-in-law. Durban is definitely apart of me.
When we landed the heat just hits one! From cool weather in Cape Town to Durban humidity! Once we were picked up from the airport, we went shopping for a few things in Kloof. We then eventually went to my parents-in-law’s house and unpacked and we chilled for the rest of the day.
We had to get up early the next morning, well one doesn’t really have a choice because the sun gets up earlier there than in Cape Town.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This morning we went to the gym and had a late breakfast of scones. Then we headed out to one of Durban’s Botonical Gardens and to visit the stadium. I have been to the gardens before but it was raining so going there in the sunshine was lovely. I also was driven alround places I have never been before. Anyway back to the gardens, we walked around and I let Kieron use my camera now usually that is a good and bad idea because he takes good photos but he takes about 5 of the same thing and I have to edit them. We ended up have lunch here as well.