Gotta love small towns …
A few quirky moments from a recent trip.
Look carefully at these cups. I didn’t get it at first. That ‘ledge’ is to prevent the drinker’s moustache from getting dirty or wet. These are in a ‘feather palace’ in Oudsthoorn.
These donkeys are all named after South African politicians. The guide (you can just see his arm) greets them all by name. “Hi Winnie! Howzit Helen? Middag Auntie Pat! Hey you, PayBackTheMoney!!” and so on, there’s about 10 of them. Of course not a single tourist gets it but we laughed like kids.
When a newcomer moved into the lovely little town of Montagu her cats took some time to settle in and the townspeople kindly allowed this sign to be erected outside her home (there’s another one on the other side of the road). The cats are no longer alive but the signs are part of the town’s charm.
One rose bush, three different colours. On Viljoensdrift Wine Estate outside Robertson.
Montagu again. Slap bang in the centre of town is a sort of bird sanctuary. These sacred ibises cover the tree and weigh it down as they perch on the branches. Their nests are packed so close together that several nests forms one large nested area.
A dwarf ostrich. Very rare.
Sometimes, guesthouses in small country towns try too hard when it comes to decor. This place had bits of fabric strewn in all sorts of unnecessary places (like around a toilet) and you can’t imagine what tables and plates of food looked like. These umbrellas shoved into the hedge left me speechless. Other than OTT design, it was a lovely place to stay in!