The view from the top of the Du Toit’s Kloof Pass towards Paarl and Cape Town.
Yesterday was my SO’s* birthday. Because of lockdown, and the fact that neither of us have had an income for 5 months, we couldn’t splash out and celebrate like we would have liked to.
Instead we had a slow day. We had a late-ish, big breakfast, and then left to go to one of our favourite antique shops – Die Handelshuis (The Trading Post) which is a huge industrial store -like building, with acres of space and always many interesting pieces to browse through.
Afterwards, we started the drive back towards home, but felt that we could at least do a late lunch, so we stopped of in Paarl, a beautiful historic town, and had lunch at Hussar’s Grill, one of our favourites.
Our route back takes us over the amazing Du Toit’s Kloof Pass. If you ever visit South Africa, do yourself a favour and instead of taking the quick (and boring) toll road through the tunnel, go over the pass – you will not be sorry! The mountains are breathtaking, and they put on a different face every single day, depending on the fickle weather. And the views from the top is something else!!! I take a picture/s every time we drive that way, I cannot help myself!
All in all, not a bad day, I think, and still a lot to be thankful for…
Until next time, blog friends, stay safe! 🙂
*SO – significant other.