This may have been our hotel for the next night, roosting birds.
The national bird of South Africa is the blue crane. I believe this is one that I snapped from the coach.
Idiots carve their work all over the world, and in the case in an Australian gum tree in the wilds of South Africa.
We did stop off for lunch at a town I think called Swellendam. Pretty impressive church.
While most bought their lunch at a chain takeaway, we found a nice little cafe in a courtyard. The tea was so nice but I forget what we ate. The lady who served us was really nice too.
Nicely proportioned villa.
Yes, all over the world we have been taken to shops! Gold shops. Silver shops. Pewter shops. Floor rug shops. Jade shops. Stone carving shops. In this case it was a aloe farm production and retail outlet. It was quite interesting to learn about the magical properties of aloe, from curing cancer, liver disease, skin problems, asthma..........the list was very long. It is not the aloe vera plant and it grows wild on properties surrounding the factory and outlet. Farmers got together to turn the natural aloe cactus products into a business. At the insistence of the person giving the spiel, I did try the made for men moisturiser and it was not at all sticky, so I did buy some for $10. It's cured nothing yet, but I am using it sparingly.
More bloody Aussie gum trees.
We stopped for a bit at the Cape St Blaize cave and lighthouse. Some of the group climbed up to see what I suspect was just a cavern. There was some old writing on the cave walls, but covered with graffiti.
I contentedly stayed below wave watching.
Often about five minutes before the coach was depart often our tour leader, an expert rugby player according to him, would start throwing the ball around to our group and anyone else who was around. It took me back to school days and remembering how to keep away from a moving ball.
We stayed the night at Mossel Bay. Each place we stayed I took photos of our room, but even looking at the photos, I can't remember the place at all. Some places had bar fridges, some did not. This one did, and a bottle went into the freezer for a quick chill. Perhaps the nicely chilled bottle is the reason I can't remember? Nah, we always made sure we had a dram of Scotch before we slept. A couple of glasses of wine at night is nothing.