Monday, 17 October 2011

SA/Namibia 2011 - Day 16. Cape Town to Swellendam.

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NOW WE ARE TWO. We returned to MotoBerlin at the V & A Waterfront to pick up our serviced motorbikes.

'Thanks Danie. Okay Mike, fire her up ..... let's GO!'

We took the N2 as far as Somerset West then made our way to the coast road and routed via Strand, Gordan's Bay, Pringle Bay and Hermanus.

This was taken just beyond Gordon's Bay.

No accommodation had been booked for the ride up to Durban. We would be 'going with the flow.'

After Hermanus - where we saw a whale - we, somehow, found ourselves on a 17 km stretch of dirt road. It was very beautiful countryside and we were rewarded by a flock of Guinea Fowl enjoying life in the shade of some trees. Sorry no pics of the birds ....

 Mike on the dirt.

 I think he's looking for the white line.

 This is somewhere between Hermanus and Caledon. 'The Suzuki V-Strom really suits you Mike!'

John manages a wave. The Tenere is a little small for me I think.

Pulling into Caledon. It is too early to look for somewhere to stay.

 We press on and get to Swellendam in the late afternoon.

I'm not sure what we are doing on that side of the road! Catching the rays I think.

This is my bed for the night.

We 'lucked in' and found a wonderful place to stay. The lady of the house even invited us to join her and her sons for dinner. We had a really brilliant evening - and I didn't even have a hang-over in the morning, although I wasn't firing on all cylinders until after breakfast and a strong cup of coffee or three. Thank you Lizelle for your lovely hospitality.

Distance Today: 269 km. 167 miles.
Trip Total: 4 262 km. 2 649 miles.

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