|I know you're counting FIVE... but I'm taking the pic... duh!|
|Dinner at Mez|
|Kind of a Moroccan-inspired interior|
After supper we had to drive around and look for our accommodation. We eventually found it in the dark.. and I mean DARK. The place we stayed at is called Appelhuis and it sleeps seven in a self-catering cottage in the middle of apple orchards. We got to bed pretty early because our next day had loads of activities in store. I wouldn't really call it activities - it was more like sightseeing and exploring.
|Appelhuis has quite a nice wrap-around balcony|
Magpie Gallery is a light and chandelier gallery that's well-known because of their quirky works and one of their lamps are in the White House. They're quite pricey though - but their work is amazing.
The labyrinth was really awesome. It was funny for us because you had to be all spiritual and quiet and reflect on life...hahaha. I couldn't stop laughing. It was refreshing though. The peace pagoda thing wasn't anything to rave about but it's the only one in Africa... so that's at least something. We were then shown a baboon sanctuary of some sorts - that was freaky. Those things were crazy!
|The Magpie Gallery was closed|
|The Peace Pagoda|
|The pretty labyrinth - close up|
|Chillin' in the middle of the labyrinth|
|A quick stop at Karoo Saloon|
|Danyaal about hang his undies in the bar|
|Getting our "pomp" on|
LUNCH TIME!!!! We had lunch at a place called Simply Food. It's owned by the sister of the lady who owns Mez (where we had supper the night before). Kudos to this lady's dishes...WHEW!!! Since we couldn't order the meat stuff, most of us had a veggie wrap and one of us had a deluxe muesli dish.
|The delicious wrap|
So that's the end of our Barrydale weekend - was great fun. If you ever head out that way, check out Appelhuis www.appelhuis.com - it's a quiet place where you can relax and just do your own thing without worrying about nosy neighbours.
|Barrydale as seen from the R62|
|The backroads :-)|
|Homeward bound :-)|