roadtripping western cape west coast

Roadtripping through the Western Cape

Current Covid-19 lockdown regulations require South Africans to stay within our own provinces but after four months of the strictest lockdown on earth, we’re keen to get away from home. Luckily, our own province is large and varied so it’s a pleasure to go roadtripping through the Western Cape province. Two hours by road can…

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My recent Karoo roadtrip included a night at the Lord Milner Hotel in the historic village of Matjiesfontein. To explain Matjiesfontein one must put it into the context of South African history as well as some geography to understand the region known as the Karoo. By the late 19th century the Cape Colony was in…

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I recently treated myself to a break from city crowds and traffic woes –the Karoo was an obvious choice. First stop Sutherland – mission accomplished in terms of traffic and crowds.  After a few hours on the national road I veered off on a lonely but well-tarred road for over 110 kms. This was pure…

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