Day sixteen - Cape Town,
18th October 2007

The trip to Cape Town from Plett was a long one - taking over eight hours.

Image right - winter wheat glowing in the Cape sun.

The road for the first 100k was terrible - and made worse because I suspect I was copped speeding on a strip under repair.

The slow pace over this part of the Garden Route was offset by the natural beauty of the region - as you will see below. I arrived in Cape Town at about 3pm and collected 200 copies of "Children of the Mist" from Craig Thom of Craig had already sold a copy before even marketing the book.

It was then off to Durbanville and a beautiful apartment called Shambhala where I stayed for the next two nights. Shambhala was designed by the owner, Janine, and is about 30km out of Cape Town. It has two ensuite bedrooms and full kitchen - the main upstairs bedroom overlooks a small bird-filled dam. I strongly recommend it - you can make enquiries at this email.

An early night as tomorrow I have the major launch at Spier Hotel in beautiful Stellenbosch. 

Leaving Plett

On the road to

Cape Town



From Sir

Lowrys Pass

Sir Lowrys Pass

Coloured slums

outside Cape Town  

Ducks welcome me
at Shambhala

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