We've been back almost a week and finally get around to posting some photos of our holiday. We had a great time staying on a really quiet farm called Ravenna Mountain Retreat which is about 30k's from Montagu on South Africa's famous Route 62. Apart from it being a bit too cold to use the pool right outside our cottage the place was perfect. The boys really enjoyed the jungle gym whilst mum & dad enjoyed the peace. On previous visits to this part of the Klein Karoo we've stuck around the Montagu area but this time spent more time in and around Barrydale. One of the highlights was Warmwaterberg Spa with its three hot pools. The boys loved spending half a day soaking in the hot water. we managed two mornings there and are really grateful to a couple we met half way through the holiday who told us about the spa. Most locals recommend a trip to the hot springs in Montagu but these have been colonised by a larney hotel which isn't great for youngsters. Warmwaterberg is much better and well worth the 30k's drive out of Barrydale.
Spot the Eli
Joel was very proud of his achievements on the jungle gym
Blue cranes, South Africa's national bird. These were seen on the farm each morning.
Our pool with stunning views
Nothing holds Eli back on a jungle gym
Peach and apricot trees just coming into blossom
Much fun was had at the garden sprinkler
Yummy fish & chips for lunch
Daddy enjoying a beer & burger for lunch
The boys at Warmwaterberg Spa
Breakfast to celebrate Daddy's birthday
Joel had a ketchup sandwich after polishing off his full English!
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Joel finishing off another plate of prawns
Fun in another garden
"Stick 'em up!"