Jan 2022 Stanford & Wilderness

Quick break coupled with some business in George. Left Cape Town very early to avoid the traffic and had a slow drive, avoided Gordons Bay itself then took the coast road stopping in at Hangklip, Pringle Bay, Harold Porter Gardens at Betty’s Bay, through Hermanus and a stop/go but much better than last time on the new road through to Stanford.

Early morning sun just past Gordons Bay

Early morning ablutions.

Pringle Bay

Just Past Hermanus

Just Past Hermanus

And into Stanford – Time was when the Church Spire was the centre of Town !

Well there you go !

We stayed out of Town up the road about 12kms at Stanford Country Lodge for two nights, very pleasant stayed here before and they have an excellent restaurant.

Up at the Dam above the lodge into a kloof

Looking back across the farmlands – this place is lush with water.

Came across some woodcutters

Making arty figures for around the lodge

Deep into the kloof

Back down at the Lodge

So a nice two-night stay with lots of walks and we set off for Wilderness, going through the farm roads before reluctantly re-joining the N2 at Swellendam. On the way we pass a sad abandoned farm – beautiful old “Cape Georgian House” now occupied by hundreds of birds. So sad to see.

Lunch break; no trains coming this way anymore.

Turbines disfiguring the landscape

And so back again at Ebb & Flo, South Camp, Wilderness, where we took a chalet. There were a lot of campers


Knysna Loerie; they are so difficult to capture, usually hiding away deep in the trees

Out and about a bit. Wilderness station sadly no more either.

Wilderness beach


Buffels Bay Bridge

Ebb & Flo

Up above Ebb and Flo in the Forest with the large Stinkwood Tree.

I wonder what lives in there at night.

Forest Walk through all the cobwebs.

Back at Ebb & Flo I got lucky again.

Pretty “Pond Life” She didn’t mind, as you can see…

So a week away mostly good weather, left for home at 8.00am – 450 odd Kms back – home by 1.00pm not much traffic – mid-week, nice time had by all.

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