Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our 2 day Tour of the Free State

We started our journey with a 2 day tour of the Free State.

We visited Martie du Plessis (well known amongst homeschoolers in SA) in Clarens.  We went to a place near Clarens called Sunnyside - a traditional English guesthouse farm, where it felt as if we were walking into a museum. We had a three course meal, with tea afterwards. The manager/owner of Sunnyside is "tannie" Boland (85yrs old), who's been on the farm for 55 years. 

Our table at Sunnyside.

After a wonderful breakfast the next day, we drove to Golden Gate National Park, where we went on a short, 2 hour hike called Holkrans. It was a very cold day with icy, strong winds blowing continuously.

The dry Free State plains on our way.

 Dust storms.

The view from one of the caves we passed on our hike, near Golden Gate.

Another activity we started today was to "treasure hunt" with GPS (called Geocaching). This was very exciting for the boys and we will continue doing it on our tour.

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