Friday, 27 April 2012

Karoo - Day5 Leg11 - Mt. Stewart Dorpie

Once off the tar we discovered a little "dorpie" (village) that obviously used to be a station and shopping hub for the local farmers. It looks like when the station stopped and the whole town ground to a halt as well. There is a rather impressive church in the town, way too big for the number of houses in the area. it is presumably still used by all the farmers in the area as it seems to be in very good shape. We had a look around and then continued off down the road.

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.

Not much happening in this "dorpie"

Impressive church based on the fact that there are only about 5 buildings in the village!

The stop sign towers over the village

Cawoods established in 1937 by the looks of it

Mount Stewart station

Five minutes later our town tour was complete

We were not sure if anyone actually lives there or not - didn't see a soul

We carry on back into the Karoo semi-dessert

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