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Don't Feed the Baboons ...!
It took us 5 hours to reach Hlangana Lodge. There was little traffic and the route was indeed scenic. We passed a woman carrying a large cardboard book on her head – no hands – better deportment than you see on most high streets back home. Several people had woolly hats on – odd as it was over 30 today. We also saw an ostrich running wild, with 3 chicks..
Flora and Fauna
The highlight though was the baboon troop running across the motorway. We were looking out for them as there were notices warning you not to feed the baboons. Hard to photograph through the car window and we didn’t want to slow down too much or stop for obvious reasons.
Le Roux Townhouse
It was a very pretty house – occupied until the late 1960’s. We needed to go on Friday as they aren’t open on Saturdays.
Pineapple beer (very refreshing)
Traditional african bobotie (ba-boor-tea) at the Black Swan Restaurant. It was too far to walk – even for us – (despite the hotel description) – but they provided a free shuttle service, so it didn’t matter. This was our best Neal of the trip so far!
The men who “looked after our car” for us when we parked by the Le Roux Townhouse. Another reason not to walk into town – we had thanked them enough already and wouldn’t have wanted to meet up with them again after dark
Wish I Had Packed
A cool kaftan.
Ostrich confetti. What will they think of next?!