Friday, 19 June 2009

Road Trip 2.1

Thursday 4th June

We left Stellenbosch in the pouring rain in the early afternoon. Heading north-east on the N1 we were actually questioning our own sanity in taking this trip!

We need not have worried, as usual once we passed through the Huguenot Tunnel to the other side of the Du Toitskloof mountains the rain stopped and the sky turned blue.

The further alon the road we went the better the weather got, mind you this is not surprising as we were heading into the Karoo semi-desert.

After overtaking the famous 'Trans-Karoo Express' train (Cape Town to Johannesburg)we turned off the N1 and headed into the very quaint Prince Albert.

A quick visit to the local tourist office lead us to our accommodation for the night, a 'granny flat' owned by John van der Merwe called 'Adriaann'. We can highly reccommend this to anyone wishing to visit the town.

After 380kms driving we were now nicely placed for the start of our adventure the next day. We paid the very reasonable fee (R125pp), settled in and spent the night at the local bar and grill The Swartberg Arms.

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