On the 16 December 2016, a group of us decided to do a breakfast run. Meaning we all bundled into cars and drive to Matjiesfontein for breakfast. It was a perfect location because it wasn’t that far and it is a beautiful town, which has been stuck in time and hasn’t moved forward, since the 1800s!
We left at 6:30 pm, on a beautiful public holiday. We left with 7 of us piled into 3 cars.On the way, we had few pitstops and a few miscommunications, we finally arrived just in time for breakfast. We had breakfast in the old Victoria dining room. I have always loved that room the whole victorian look makes me want to go back in time.
So after breakfast, Kieron and I showed everyone around the town and the rooms in which we usually stayed in overlooking the river. Most of our friends had other plans later that afternoon, so we slowly headed back to Cape Town as well. It was awesome to get out of Cape Town, even if it was only for a day.
It felt so good to get out of Cape Town for the day.
The next day dawned interesting. So Ron runs out of the room just before 8:00 am to see if Rovos rail is there on the platform, so I quickly followed him. I wasn’t too impressed since the train was late and I was kind of hungry, but it was so worth the wait.
I have seen Rovos Rail in pictures in magazines, but actually in real life. This train is amazing, straight from a by gone area.
The manager of the train said we could go into the dinning car and take some photos and then afterwards he took us to see a suite. Of course we couldn’t take photos since some one was staying in there. It is really worth the money to travel by this train and there are so many routes for example Cape Town to Cairo looks totally amazing.
After taking more photos we went off to breakfast and I must say there omelettes are delicious. Then once breakfast was finish, we went off to our room to pack up.
Any way we had to check out at 11:00 am and the train was leaving at 11:00 am. Deciding to go back to our childhood Kieron put a 5c coin on the railway track at the crossing. We packed the car and took last minute photos, which included my boyfriend walking across the railway line to take photos. This freaked me out a bit since walking across a railway line is so dangerous. Then we put the 5c coin on the track at the railway line crossing and just had to wait for the train to go. Just as there said that the train will leave at 11:00 am, it left at 11:00 am sharp. So now we have a disfigured 5c coin.
Then unfortunately we had to drive back to Cape Town, though we should have gone in the opposite direction!
We arrived back in Cape Town around 3:00 pm. I must admit that was one awesome adventure with one amazing boyfriend!:D
Matjiesfontein is a small historical town which development hasn’t touched. It is a town is a small town in the middle of no where were time has stood still. This town is definitely worth a visit, to stay or stop for a drink in a bar or a meal on the way to another destination.
Here is to another of many more adventures to come!!
So here is to another adventure I promised you with and this time I had no idea where I was going.
At 3:30 pm after I had finished with an appointment, Kieron and I headed off. Of course this I had no idea where I was going since he wouldn’t tell me and of course bribing didn’t help. Oh, trust me I tried everything!
There are so many towns, it could have been anyone and since I have basically been to every town in the Western Cape, it was hard to tell.
As I saw the town and we started to turn off, I got really excited. I love the Victorian area, so it was perfect. I was quite surprised, he also loves this small town and area. So when we arrived we checked in and dumped our bags down in our room and we went for dinner. Wow, is the only word I can describe for the awesome fish I had and the vegetables where also amazing! The butternut, wow!!
I am so happy.
The dinning room, feels like one is going back in time. I can just imagine sitting eating dinner with the women who are wearing long elegant evening dresses and the men in suits and top hats making polite conversation.