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We got up early, made a bacon and egg sandwich, packed our stuff and drove to the Point to pay the bill, return the keys and also mail the Stanford key. Next, off to a doctor to make an appointment for 10:30 for Mercia who had been hit in the ankle by a shopping cart. While the Ashleys and I shopped at SPAR, Mercia found out not to worry. All in all it was only at 11:00 that we departed on Route N2 to George, with Harry behind the wheel. To our surprise, we "lost" N2 and found out we were going inland, so decided to go via Oudtshoorn, the place of caves and ostrich farms. This took us by two spectacular passes, the first one Robinson's, where I took a picture of the monument to some Dutch tourists who had died in an accident. We only stopped in Oudtshoorn for "petrol", and had to wait till power came on while we ate some samosas and sandwiches. I took my turn driving and negotiating the next pass, the spectacular Outeniqua Pass. We reached George at 13:30, from where we drove another 56 km along the beautiful coast before reaching our destination, Brenton Park, a few kms before (east of) Knysna, right on its famous lagoon...

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