Gecko #81 Ending our Roadtrip at Warmwaterberg

We left Karoo National Park at 07:20 and made our way to Warmwaterberg for a two-night stay before returning to Struisbaai.

The skies were clear and the roads were long but they were a pleasure to drive. Travelling the Meiringspoort Pass was awesome!

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The Karoo roads are long and seem to go on forever – but the scenery is stunning

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Meiringspoort Pass had some winding bends
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The pictures don’t do it justice!

The pass ends at Derust where we stopped at Herrie’s Restaurant for breakfast.

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We enjoyed the setting
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A wholesome ontbyt (breakfast) with good Boere Koffie (coffee)
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We had a good chuckle reading the many amusing signs
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Isn’t that the truth!

Fortified by the good food we continued our journey to Warmwaterberg Hot Spring a place we visit quite often as it’s not too far from home for a short stay.

The Pool

Warmwaterberg Hot Springs

It was lovely to have a caravan site right opposite the pool gate and away from the main campsite.  This saved The Earl a long uphill walk back to camp!

 

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Our Campsite with the pool in the background

 

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At the braai!
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We had some feathered visitors – This is a Karoo Thrush

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The Peacocks were in a romantic mood

 

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And furry visitors popped in too – feral cats abound – this one was quite tame.

We thoroughly enjoyed just chilling at our campsite and popping over to the pool.   It’s the kind of place where everybody is friendly and there’s always someone to chat to in the pools.

 

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We even got up in time to watch the sunrise!

We are now home in Struisbaai and found the garden looking not too bad from two weeks of neglect.  The clivias are flowering beautifully! We had a gardener in today and after he’d mown the lawn everything looked pretty good.

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The caravan has been thoroughly cleaned, the washing and ironing done so now we’re ready for the next trip!

Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

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