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 netbooks.co.za. 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

Albertinia

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From Sir

Lowrys Pass

Sir Lowrys Pass

Coloured slums

outside Cape Town  

Ducks welcome me
at Shambhala

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