Road tripping!

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We’ve just returned from a two-week road trip through some of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, including the Great Karoo, Little Karoo, the Overberg region of the Western Cape and the Cape winelands. We travelled about 3000km through spectacular scenery and stayed in beautiful places. What made the trip really special is that we visited a number of different farms along the way owned by friends and fellow Boran breeders. We were reminded how lucky we are to live in this beautiful country as we travelled into the wide open expanse of the Karoo and wound our way up and down mountain passes into the Cape, stopping along the way to take in the view and enjoy some fabulous home-grown hospitality. And if we didn’t know it already, it’s a fact that South Africans are a very friendly bunch and “boerekos” (traditional farm-style food) really is delicious! We also managed some quality time with family. My dad John, step-mother Barbara and brother Johnny met Livia for the first time when we spent a weekend with them in Struisbaai. The following weekend, the other side of the family congregated for my step-father Charles’ birthday in a very special place in the Overberg called Halfaampieskraal. Livia was a little star in her car seat and grew in front of our eyes from newborn to baby as she hit the 3 month mark. How time is flying! Herewith some of the scenic shots from the journey taken by Quentin.

The Great Karoo between Beaufort West and Prince Albert.

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The spectacular Swartberg Pass.

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Sheep grazing in the rolling hills of the Overberg and the beach at Struisbaai.

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The view from Brenaissance Wine and Stud in Stellenbosch.

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The farm Halfaampieskraal near Bredasdorp in the Overberg.

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Scenes along the Route 62 between Barrydale and Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo.

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Our last night at Grootfontein farm near Colesberg.

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8 thoughts on “Road tripping!

  1. I have a similar photo of Sue outside the antique store in Prince Albert. You just reminded me of the fabulous road trip we took, along the lines of yours, and of how utterly beautiful your country is!

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