Our youngest had to play rugby for his school in Louis Trichardt today, a town 260 km away from us. He wanted to travel with his team, staying with friends last night and leaving at 03h00 am with the school bus.
So my wife and I decided to make it a nice breakaway. We booked at Misty Mountains for Friday night. The place is aptly named, as we drove through the thickest cloud of mist I have ever seen, with visibility cut short to only single meters ahead. It was really scary driving there, as South African rural drivers with unroadworthy vehicles abound. Vehicles suddenly looming out of the dark without any lights on, sometimes travelling at ridiculous speeds considering the low visibility, that really scares me in our country.
But the B&B really proved to be great! When we arrived, we found out that they did not have dinner options, and we really did not want to drive back through the dense fog to town. The owner of Misty Mountains came to our rescue, telling us about the restaurant at the Mountain Inn Country Hotel not too far away. We went there for dinner, and that was a real joy! It has an old English charm, with the table properly laid for a seven course meal. The prices were surprisingly affordable. I had a grilled pork neck dish, and my wife the Thai curry chicken. The food was excellent. We ended our meal with a cheese platter and some Dom Pedros.
We enjoyed the stay at Misty Mountains a lot.
The owner also farms with proteas we discovered this morning when the fog lifted. Proteas are South Africa’s national flower.
We also enjoyed visiting the town of Louis Trichardt.
As a huge supporter of non- franchised coffee shops we discovered and enjoyed Hennetjiesnes Coffee Shop (The Hen’s Nest), serving Lavazza coffee. The ambiance and service in this coffee shop is a delight! Remember to visit them whenever your road trip in South Africa reach Louis Trichardt on your way to Messina and onward to Zimbabwe…
The rugby match did not go our way…