Reception office is about 800meters further on and we stopped
there to book in and when we were finished the Syncro spluttered
and missed for quite a while before it eventually started. It
was fine after that and then we still had about 4 kilometers to
go to get to “Oom Hannes se Huis”
We had the
most amazing time there. Braaing, potjie-ing, walking, relaxing
and partying. When we left and booked out we first had to go up
to the oven where Zanie had just put the bread in the oven. There
were quite a few people there and this is obviously the happening
of the day. His wife mans the reception while he is busy with
the bread and then everybody is offered coffee and tea.
We bid everyone
farewell and started the long trek up and out of the valley. I
would like to return to spend more time exploring the valley and
to read and investigate the notices and their buildings. There
is an incredible amount of interesting history there.
crossing was uneventful, as the level had dropped a bit, but it
is still quite a river and much better during daylight hours.
When we got
to the turn-off to The Hell we went right and Philip went left.
He had to drop Almarie at Laingsberg to catch a bus back to Bloemfontein.
They had a braai before the bus came and then spent the night
there before heading home the next day.
the rest of the pass and the beautiful views along the way. At
the bottom of the pass, we turned right just before the Cango
Caves and went through the most amazing area on a back road to
the Port capital, we met Marius’ parents from Mossel Bay
who had taken a drive through to drop off some stuff for him.
Him being whom we fetch from the airport on Friday morning together
From there we headed home to Wellington and the Vaalies flew back
to Gauteng the next morning.