Two Geckos on a Road Trip – Day 11 – Orania to Mountain Zebra National Park

Thursday, 25 March 2021

It rained continuously during the night but had stopped by the time we rose this morning. By 07:50 we were packed up and on the road. Because we had heard of the dreadful potholes on the route via Colesberg we took the route via Britstown. It is no wonder our roads are being destroyed when you see how many huge trucks are driving them. It won’t be long before this route is also riddled with potholes.

Four in a row
Continuing on our scenic route

We turned off into Britstown to refuel and have breakfast. It is not easy finding a suitable establishment in these small Karoo towns but The Old Mill Coffee Shop was a winner. It was one of those delightful shabby chic places that I find so fascinating. One woman’s junk is another woman’s decor.

Call back the past
Wise Words
Outdoor seating available
Don’t throw anything away – hang it on your walls!
Good use of ancient stuff
The outhouse or dunny to my Australian readers
Outdoor hand washing basin

After enjoying some delicious toasted sandwiches we were soon on the N10 to Mountain Zebra National Park and the trucks moving ore to the coast were still very much a part of the scene. There were more trucks than cars on the road.

But the scenery was lovely

At the gate of Mountain Zebra we filled in COVID forms, had our temperatures taken and then checked in at reception where we were warmly welcomed.

We set up camp on site 32 and 34. A lovely couple from Great Brack were between us on site 33 and it turned out that they know our sister-in-law very well. What a small world.

Rain had threatened all day so we decided to book for dinner at the restaurant. It was a tad expensive but the food was excellent. Alec and Cathy enjoyed delicious lamb shank and The Earl and I had Venison bobotie. All the meals were served with hot vegetables.

I am only posting now as I had a bit of difficulty with the internet last night. Today it is working perfectly.

More about MZNP to follow

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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