David and I went on an adventure over the Du Toit Kloof pass last weekend. We stayed at a really nice guest house called De Eike. It can be found just outside of Rawsonville, which really is a one horse town. There’s not even cellphone signal, which was a bit of challenge for me but I think by Sunday I was fine with that.
On Friday we popped into the Du Toitskloof Winery to do some wine tasting. We tasted three white wines and three red wines for free. We then bought one white and one red bottle of wine, which I think was the right thing to do after tasting their wine for free. I also think it’s their marketing trick to get you to buy their wine.
On Saturday we started the day off with a vineyard run before heading off to Kleinplasie, which is also know as the Worcester Museum. I would recommend going on a week day because they have coffee, tobacco, bread baking and a whole bunch of other activities happening. These demonstrations don’t happen on the weekend but we still learnt a lot from our experience there. We then headed off to the Karoo Desert National Park for a mini hike. All the spring flowers were in bloom – it was soooo pretty!
We then went on a mission to find a farm stall for lunch before having a lazy evening in front of the fire. The restaurant at De Eike also do “room service” so you can order from them and they bring you supper. Which is quite nice if you don’t want to go out. On Sunday we had a bit of a lazy morning before heading home. We made a stop at Butterfly World which was beyond amazing! Besides the butterflies, which are the best part there is tons of things to do there and look at.
All in all the entire weekend was wonderful! It gave Dave and I a chance to spend some good quality time together doing what we both enjoy doing, (I like museums and he likes hiking – we got both in). I definitely recommend De Eike as a place to escape the busyness of life, to slow down a bit and to connect.