Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th

St Francis - Addo - Joubertina

Before leaving St Francis Bay we took a trip to the seaside to watch the wales. But they were far out and difficult to see.

The trusses are placed in the slope. This is the same technique as used in Sweden. To cover the whole roof many trusses are needed.


A new house under construction in St Francis with a traditional roofing material, a grass called Cape Reed.



A rose called Double Delight.

Outside Addo Elephant National Park there is a small animal farm with domesticated animals. It was called the touch farm and shows that animals don't always have to be exotic.

On Saturday afternoon we came to Lupus den, a B+B in the middle of a large orange plantation. We cooled ourselves off in the pool. The garden had many trees providing shade; this big one is a rosewood or tipuana.

During the night there was a thunderstorm and it rained. The roads were in terrible shape when we left for Addo.
We had booked a guided tour early on Sunday morning. The weather was clouded and it was bad conditions for a safari. We saw some of the great ones and some small ones. It was a little bit thrilling anyway.

This elephant was just a young boy of 30 years but he was indeed impressive as he walked quite close to the car.


There where a lot of monkeys and we saw some buffalos.

This is a wart-hog, a real ugly creature.
When we left Addo it had started to rain, at times a very heavy rain. It was dark and dull.
We had decided to take route 62 and find a place to stay overnight somewhere.

At first it seemed to be totally uninhabited in this part of the country but at last we found a nice B+B in Joubertina named Die Kraaltjie.

We got a small farmhouse and the hostess helped us with a dinner basket with bread and butter, salad, eggs, cheese and wine and we had a nice evening.


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