We left just after 8am. The drive was pretty uneventful!
We always stop at the Shell Ultra City in Escourt for the best pork pies. It was as good as always. From there we followed the N3 to Ladysmith where we turned onto the N11.
Lunch was at the Newcastle Wimpy. The service here is fantastic and very quick.
From there is was pretty straight forward driving til we got past Volksrust. Then we hit the ry/go’s, the coal trucks and the rain! ALL at the same time.
We eventually got to the turn off to Kaapsche Hoop at around 5pm. It is a spectacular 12km climb up the mountain. The rain was still coming down, but it just added to the moodiness of the place.
Our home for the next 2 nights was Room 18 at Silver Mist Country Inn. As the woman who checked us in described it – the honeymoon suite… almost.