Wednesday, June 14, 2006


We drove only a short way up the coast to Langebaan, a holiday town, a little bit bigger and more built up. We had a coffee and tried to decide on accomodation, the ever present hassle when you are traveling like we were. The local caravan parks did not have chalets and although there were plenty of chalet options in town they were looking like they might be outside of our price range. The tourist info pointed us to Wildstone backpackers, someway outside of town, kind of in the middle of nowhere. It was a nice place, part of a horse riding centre and kennels. Once again we were the only people there. The owners have lots of dogs running round, as well as peacocks and the very noisy native birds. A very nice and relaxing place.

We had an afternoon excursion back to the coast and the small village of Paternoster. This is a small fishing village with little white fishermans cottages. It's obviously on the up and up as a holiday/weekend destination judging from the amount of for sale/sold and B&B signs. We had fish and chips by the beach.

In the evening we just relaxed back at the hostel. We bought a basket of wood from the owners and had a roaring fire, with the whole hostel building to ourselves.

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