Main building at the guest farm and the gorge in the the background
You can barely tell the difference between the tree trunk growing along the gorge wall and the rock.
Bushman rock paintings.
View from the cave out over the farm
Nico prying the luggage support back out so I could open my fuel cap alongside the seat. Yes, the bike spent some time resting on its side this morning.
One of the many ostrich farms along the road. They even gathered under the shade of a tree out of the sun like cattle would back home. It was a funny sight to see.
We rode along N9 south, which took us along the river through the Swartzberg Mountains. Then we headed north on a gravel road over the top of the same range. Single-lane, narrow road with beautiful views of the valley below.
South end of Swatzberg Pass
View from the top of Swartzberg Pass looking north. The gravel road winds all the way to the bottom.
North side of Swartzberg Pass.
Posing at the top of the pass.
Next, we rode through the historic town of Prince Albert, whose main street (Hoofstraat) is lined with old renovated homes in the early Cape style architecture, all of which were guest houses, restaurants and shops. Very nice.
Nice samples of early Cape architecture, modeled after 17th Century Dutch architecture, according to the Dutchman of our team
The day ended in the city of Beaufort West at a nice guest house, the only place in town with Internet ... until the power went out in the town due to a bit of lightning. Not uncommon, they say. Seems like South Africa is a first world country with third world problems.
Only 350 km (225 miles) today, but it was a beautiful ride.