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  • Day290

    Midlands Meander

    June 18, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Durch schöne Hügellandschaft gehts weiter, wir schauen in lustige Antiquitätenshops, die heißen wie 'Treasures and Trash' oder 'The ugly Duckling'. Im Piggly Wiggly, einer hübschen Familienbelustigungsanlage mit Essen und Kunsthandwerk machen wir Mittagspause und im Chocolate Heaven gibts ein kleines Dessert 😉.
    Als wir später am Bierfassl vorbeikommen, brauchen wir sofort eine weitere Pause 😃. Vielleicht ist es die einzige Skihütte Afrikas - keine Ahnung, auf alle Fälle lustig! Es gibt Bratwurst, Sauerkraut und Schnitzel - schade das wir schon gegessen haben! Aber Glühwein mit Stollen und Bienenstich geht noch - ist ja egal wovon uns schlecht wird 😋😏!
    Nun haben wir genug gesehen und gegessen und fahren zügig nach Bergville, wo wir uns für fünf Nächte in ein niedliches BnB einquartiert haben.
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  • Day21

    It rained and it rained and it rained...

    February 5, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Of course we woke at 06h00 - and we had arranged for our stuff to be portered back to the car at 08h00 - so we were ready early!!
    In the end we left The Old Hatchery just after 8.
    And it was cloudy and rainy all the way to Ladysmith.
    There was a turnoff to Marutswa Forest so we had a look. Perhaps it's not open on Sundays. Trails laid out, but empty office. Not for the foot-hearted or decrepit, so we left. Had to negotiate goats.
    We had a coffee break at Howick after checking the Falls (which were not very full).
    By the time we got to Ladysmith it was pouring! We had Sunday buffet lunch at the Royal Hotel for auld lang syne (we celebrated Bill's 60th there in 2003 with Peter and Merryn Brunt).
    The rain stopped for us to get to the car but was pouring again when we reached Naunton's Guest House about 11 km out on the Newcastle road.
    The rest of the day was spent sleeping and watching the rain. And reading the Sunday Crimes.
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  • Day3

    Day 3 - Hilton stop over

    October 20, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Everyone was happy to arrive at the 4 Star Protea Hilton Hotel a little earlier than expected.

    Hilton is a small town (now incorporated into the town of Howick to the North West) that lies on the brow of the escarpment above Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. In 1872 the Reverend WO Newnham opened Hilton College on a large estate a few kilometres north of the town, which is now one of South Africa's leading private schools.Read more

  • Day4

    Day 4 - Rest day in Hilton

    October 21, 2017 in South Africa ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Everyone did their own thing. Some went out for a 50km early cycle. A few technical issues with some bikes meant a quick trip into Pietermaritzburg to sort them out with the local bike shop. The rest of us went through to Durban to collect the racing numbers and sort out the Blue Waters hotel for the final day shower arrangements.Read more

  • Day73

    Madiba Capture Site

    April 13, 2018 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Madiba, Nelson Mandela, was captured here and sentenced to his long term in prison. The site is a memorial. It consists of 27 metal posts, one for each year Mandela spent in prison. And from one perspective of the posts, you can see Mandela's image.Read more

  • Day7

    Mandela Museum

    February 27, 2018 in South Africa ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Auf dem Weg von Ballito in die Draggensberge besuchten wir ein kleines Nelson Mandela Museum. Hier der Künstler ??? ein Kunstwerk geschaffen, das bei dem richtigen Blickwinkel ein Porträtvon Nelson Mandela erkenn ließ. Ein paar Hundert Meter weiter in einem kleinem Café könnten wir uns ein Eis mit Belgischer Schokolade, lecker war’s!Read more

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