Day 1: Road trip in the East and West Cape

Day 1: Road trip in the East and West Cape

#ObzevaDoesTheCape

The first day started with chaos. I started the day off with a puncture. My front right wheel lost pressure around the R21, but I was not deterred. The blessings of run-flat tires had me on my way. After a quick bite at the assembly point and some careful packing, we were on our way by ten.
Past Kroonstad the conversation burst into a tumultuous debate about the long-term benefits of making suitable provisions for contingent liabilities, and how the power of invocation can serve as a viable anchor to this strategy. Just seasoned practitioners sharing notes on the optimal use of available resources.
By three we stopped in Bloemfontein and indulged in some meats and a splash of espresso at a bistro type place called Brava. They feature a typically Portuguese menu. Grace was our waitress, she spoke in a deeply Tswana accent. Sounded out of place in Bloemfontein, probably from Kimberly. But hey. To be honest I doubt if you can work at Brava if you don’t have tattoos. But I did learn on that day that sunlight bar soap and the installation of cellphone screen protectors are a counter-intuitive combination.
By the evening we were in Colesburg. As we drove through town, by 19h30 it felt like even the Police Station was closed. We pushed on till Hanover where we turned in at the Bun Cloud guest house.
This was a hospital built in 1878, for some doctor who arrived from England. Other than keeping the place standing for 142 years I don’t think they have changed the décor since the doctor left it. The owners were an old couple who looked old enough to have immunized by the Englishman, and the porter Hennie is their great-grandson. We asked him “where do young people go to have fun around here?” He said “there is a place, called Feathers down the road. The only problem is, there are only four young people in the whole town.”
By that, we understood that the day was done. Hoping for an early start the next day, we called it the day. #obzevastory #ObzevaDoesTheCape

By |2021-01-01T23:36:25+02:00December 30th, 2020|Magazine|Comments Off on Day 1: Road trip in the East and West Cape