Thursday, 12 April 2012

Karoo - Day4 Leg12 - Nieu Bethesda

Nieu Bethesda is one of those must go to places if you are in South Africa. It really gives you a nice feel of how it used to be in the old days living out in the middle of nowhere. Of course these days there is a lot more tourism than there would have been back then, so half the town is lodges and restaurants, but if you look past that, you immerse yourself in a fantastic country feel, of fresh air, open spaces, birds chirping, art, tranquility and peace. I could easily live here if only I'd be able to earn a living out there.

We found an awesome B&B for a fantastic rate considering how well it was appointed. The lodge cost us ZAR360 (USD42 / EUR34) each and food was very reasonable too. 

After showering and cleaning up we went and ate more Karoo Lamb chops the staple meat diet in the Karoo sheep farming area. they just taste so good in these parts, washed down with plenty of red wine. We were so impressed with the place, we are going to change our Karoo route to go through here now.

This is the daily blog from A short series on the Karoo Motorbike tour we took on during September 2011. See the plans for the trip blog here: Planning a 6 day 2500km route through the Karoo maximising dirt
More South and Southern African motor cycle tours on our list of tour route summaries are available, where we explore these sorts of motorcycle tour routes. Just choose one of our events and reserve yourself a place on one of the future motorcycle adventure safari events.

View over the village from a little closer

Not much tar in this village - all still gravel roads which gave it a wonderful atmosphere

Cactus garden across the road from our lodge

Other buildings in town

We found this wonderful lodge / B&B called Outsiders
We then headed down to one of the local restaurants which doubles as a nic-nacks shop

Rich showing "yet another" excellent Karoo Lamb chop - we had eaten many by now (sheep area)

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