Badensfontein weekend outing 29-31 March 2019

The drive to Montagu is normally a scenic relaxing drive but the number of roadworks after Worcester along with the volume of traffic bypassing the N2 due to protesting made the drive somewhat less enjoyable for all. (Why is it that the authorities can’t just do one section of road at a time???) And don’t
get me started on the road works in the kloof that are taking years to complete along with the massively over engineered bridge in Ashton that is turning into their version of the Cape Town flyovers!

Besides the headaches in getting to Montagu, Badensfontein was a breath of fresh air to everyone with its’ very pleasant campsite and chalets tucked away in their own private valley. Friday evening started with James being our braai pit master and getting 4 separate fires on the go for everyone. Thanks James!
The lapa gave good shelter for everyone from the occasional wind and a very pleasant evening around the fires was had by all.

A lazy start to Saturday morning saw us leave on the trail up to the masts at 9’ish. The 100mm of rain the week earlier took its toll in places and the track was more washed out than expected, making for an interesting, if slightly challenging, drive for the first half of the route. Stops at the view point and at the masts was the icing on the cake with the fantastic views. The drive back down had us back at camp around 1PM with the remainder of the afternoon being enjoyed around camp, swimming in the pool or fishing for Bass at the dam.

Saturday evening was another pleasant evening around the fires, courtesy of James again!

Sunday morning was a chilled out affair with members departing during the day but all agreed that with the road works and the weekend before schools re-opened, it was best to head home via the scenic Koo valley and the N1.

Thanks to everyone for a great weekend outing!
Andy & Colleen