Devon Valley - 27th June '13TO
Time Out & Traveltime offers friendship and fun                       Travelling down roads least travelled                                    Visiting places not normally seen by tourists                                Great company and excellent meals are to be expected                              It transfers you out of your everyday life!


TRAVELTIME - Previous Outings

27th -31st August 12

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Day 1: Friday 27th August. Destination Posburg-West Coast National Park

There is always much anticipation every year when it's flower time in the Western Cape... "What will the flowers be like this year"....."Has there been enough rain" ..."Has there been too much rain?"

The first order of the day was to collect passengers from their homes in Noordhoek, Constantia, Kenilworth, Greenpoint and meet at Dolphin Beach for the final two passengers before heading up to West Coast National Park and into the Posberg Private Nature Reserve.

An early lunch was ordered at the Geelbek restaurant.  Early because you learn very quickly that in order to see the flowers at their full potential it is necessary to be in the fields between 11.00 am and 3.00 pm with full sun shine!

The flowers in the Posberg area of the West Coast National park take your breath away.  Alison was very happy to stand alongside a bed of blues and whites.

Joan and Joy from Underberg just 'love' the sea as does Frances from Bethlehem.  These photos are still within the West Coast National Park.

By 4.30 pm we had arrived at Kersefontein, a guest farm dating back to 1770 - everyone quickly settled in and had a little rest before we experienced a beautiful African sunset.  No we didn't see all these sheep, but Julian, the owner of Kersefontein, did ride in on his beautiful horse.

The group met for a pre-dinner drink in Julian's pub. Frances, Marie and Pam were heard discussing the day's flower viewing while  Julian makes sure Dawn has enough ice in her drink.

Joy was so delighted that her grand-daughter, Caroline visited her for dinner at Kersefontein.  Marion and Ian admiring the exquisite proteas in the lounge.
Dinner was served in the formal dining room.  Delicious pea soup (The peas are grown on the farm, Julian was quick to tell us) ; a delicious tomato bredie with a 'wild asparagus' and dessert completed this unusual experience.

Coffee was served  in the lounge after dinner whilst Julian entertained us on the piano. (See video below). Bobby, Cecelia and Marion thought the art works were fabulous.

DAYS 2 & 3 DAYS 4 & 5
Published 6th September '12