As for Prince Albert itself, what a lovely little town.
With a high preponderance of guest houses and subsequently cafes and craft spots it is a delightfully clean place that lends itself to slowing down and enjoying an amble -to the top of the koppie for a lookout over town or just around town itself.
Of course its possible to undertake serious hikes in the area, or 4×4 exploring or mountain bike riding. Having our bikes with us we elected to bike around and persuaded friends to come and join us for a day.
Sadly it wasn’t a circular route so what we rode out on we had to ride back on -but at least it was downhill to start with!
Even a puncture on my bike didn’t slow us down much or ruin the day. With the goo in the tube not sealing, it took several stops to pump up and ride before we made it back, discovering 3 punctures in the tube. Whilst we enjoyed a well earned savannah around the braai, Rob patiently patched and reinserted the tube to have it literally explode as he pumped it back up on the rim! His face was a picture worth a thousand words and caused much hilarity.
What a magic time and all too soon it was time to leave our deceptively large cottage, and warm hosts, Elaine and Tom.
But not before having a fabulous sunset as farewell.
Making a circular route back to Oudtshoorn took us through Meiringspoort and De Rust once more. This being our third time through De Rust we gave it one more chance and stopped off for lunch at the Trading Post. A vast improvement on the other two places in De Rust, The Trading Post will definately become the coffee stop in the future.
And soon we were back in Outshoorn for Tony to continue his training.