Time Out is 13 -25th July '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

12th -16th May '13

Day 1: Sunday 12th May. Destination Sutherland

We started our early morning pick-ups in Tokai, Constantia, Tableview, Edgemead and the airport before heading out on the N1 to Worcester, for our first comfort break.

We were fortunate to be allocated a brand new vehicle for our tour, a Mercedes 17-seater Sprinter.

Our lunch stop was at the Lord Milner Hotel in Maitjiesfontein where we were treated to some old time bar music and a short tour by the resident pianist.

We continued on to Sutherland and checked in to Kambrokind Guest House, and Baroe self catering for the night.

When in Sutherland you have to do star gazing. We had arranged a visit to Sterland, Jurg & Rita Wagener's farm on the outskirts of Sutherland. The facility has 5 computerised telescopes installed and could easily handle our group.

Whilst Jurg set up the telescopes, Rita and her staff provided a typical Karoo dinner (Lamb and vegetables) which was enjoyed by all.

The meal complete, Jurg gave us a brief introduction into stargazing and we donned our scarves, beanies and jackets to venture out into the cold air (5 degrees at 8pm). During the 2 hour presentation Jurg pointed out various aspects of the night sky and adjusted the telescopes for all to view the spectacle. The temperature continued to drop and was hovering around 1 degree when we returned to our warm beds for the night. Fortunately we did not experience the sub zero temperatures (winter).

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Published 19th May'13