On our journey between Ronnie’s shop and Mossel bay we unfortunately ended up with a flat tire. We were stuck on the highway 14 kms from the nearest town of Albertinia. The roadside assistance arranged a tow truck to come pick us up and drop us at the accommodation for the night at Mossel Bay. It was an agonising wait of 3 hours but when the tow truck eventually turned up we breathed a sigh of relief. We reached Santos Express Train Lodge amidst heavy showers and I got drenched in the cold rain. It’s an abandoned train converted into a hostel. The rooms were extremely small but the common areas were nice and spacious. The views on waking up the next morning were spectacular as we had an unobstructed view of the sea.
We also had a platter of ostrich meat with a good local wine. The food and wine was very reasonably priced and the interior decor of the restaurant was pure Victorian bliss.
Next stop was Port Elizabeth and we reached there to witness a fiery sunset on a windy pier. We retired for the night at Beach House BnB on the 2nd avenue. A lovely and handsome host with 3 fluffy dogs made for a wonderful relaxation post a tiring day.
For dinner we headed out to a plush property called Little Switzerland where we had beef steaks and SA wine. The food was tasty with good portion size but the plating could have been better. Ambience and decor were satisfactory.
The last day of the trip was for exploring Jo’burg and we checked out the following places:
1. Apartheid Museum
Melville is a fun place to be for spending an evening. It has some cool pubs and restaurants albeit with a little loud music. Retired for the night and bid goodbye to Joburg’s bustling night scene.
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