Holiday Blog – Day 1

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Landed on time at Johannesburg after a very relaxing 10 hour flight. Now the tricky bit, finding the Avis car-hire desk. It should be obvious, but clearly, the locals don’t think any signage is necessary! Found it eventually. The car is not bad, a cherry red 2 litre automatic Ford Focus. It’s a four-door saloon, which I think is unusual.

So, it’s now 11am and we have a 500 kilometre plus car journey to our first hotel “Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse” run by Richard and Mouse Poynton

A great journey down, on a very, VERY hot day. It touched 35 degrees at one point. We stopped a few times along the way. The final few kilometres was along an unmade road – plenty of very large potholes.

Arrived around 5ish to a very warm welcome and the threat 🙂 of a six-course meal later plus a choice of wines from their cellar. We’re going to get an hour’s shut-eye to conserve our strength for the cellar visit. Temperature now is a cool 30 degrees.

TV is crap – only a few channels – and there is absolutely zero mobile signal. Oh joy!

More on the six-courser tomorrow!

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