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Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » De Rust April 17th 2017

Three more days on the road. And three pretty long ones. My body is now asking for some rest. But every day is still full of amazing moments, chance meetings, great food and wonderful scenery. Today again, the landscape was stunning and I can't remember how many times I said "wow" out loud. From Jeffrey's Bay, it was my longest day so far. I was happy to start riding on Route 62, it sounded almost mythical. There were few villages on the way, but I stopped in Kareedouw at a coffee shop where some friendly locals asked me if what I was doing was safe. I laughed and told them this was their country, they should know if it is safe or not!!! I had a huge piece of cheese cake, which gave me fuel for ... read more
along the 62
start of the Uniondale Pass
Uniondale Pass

Africa » South Africa » Western Cape » De Rust September 27th 2015

Sharon and Gandalf had to return to Cape Town and were getting a lift with Nathan, who had gone to visit his family in Oudtshoorn, so we dropped them off there. We didn't want to miss the opportunity to see the area so we decided we would book into a place to stay overnight. Unfortunately we weren't feeling too well so our time away was accompanied by headaches and dizziness, however we still had some adventures: Cango Caves About 30km out of Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves are truly a natural wonder, were inhabited by man 80,000 years ago and have been a big tourist attraction in the area since the 17th century. The entrance fee for the one-hour Heritage Tour is R85 (~£4.25) and is worth every cent. The entire route is lit, though the lights ... read more
Cango Caves
Cango Caves
De Rust

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