Whenever hubby and I travel back to Gauteng from the Cape our usual, and favourite, stop-over is Kuilfontein Stable Cottages just outside Colesberg. Its owned and run by Penny and Leigh Southey, and their daughter, who always make you feel so very welcome. It is a B&B but serve the most delicious dinners as an extra cost. They give you a call, while on the road, with your expected time of arrival and the menu options for the evening .. karoo lamb being one option. We always choose karoo lamb .. naturally 🙂 Straight from the farm, you can’t get any better !!
Motoring along the highway, before reaching our destination though, we encountered several stop/go’s due to resurfacing. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to reach one with flowing traffic … and other times .. not ! It does give you a chance to stretch your legs and absorb the beautiful Karoo landscape .. stationery!
‘The Three Sisters’ .. I took a photograph from a different angle on our way down to the Cape .. this is a better view
I have written about Kuilfontein in previous blogs, after previous stop-overs, but there’s always something new to photograph. This sign is not new, but it always makes me smile ..
Kuilfontein is an historic racehorse stud and sheep farm which has been in the family since 1876. Stables have been converted into very comfortable rooms ..
Our room is 3rd from the right, next door to the reception/lounge. The full length window closest to the middle building is a charming pub where fellow travellers have pre-dinner drinks with their hosts. The middle building, is the old feed room .. now the dining area 🙂
‘Rack and Ruin’ … the charming pub !
Dining room ready for dinner. Breakfasts are a treat with freshly made farm health breads, muffins, fresh farm milk and cream … … …
Fresh farm milk it was too !!! A very early start to the following day, was greeted with cocks crowing and cows mooing. With camera in hand of course, I found the source of the mooing …
Added to the mooing of the mommy cows, plaintive cries came from three calves peering at their mommies through a gate! Daddy bull making sure his brood stay put!!
One calf was with his mom, watching her milk being squirted into the bucket …
I’m doing things backwards !! Before our pre-dinner drinks in the pub, on our day of arrival, we went for a lovely evening stroll on the farm. Peaceful … and quiet !!