Friday, January 15, 2010

Donkey car

As our round trip day outing via the Swartberg Pass to Prince Albert and back through Meiringspoort was coming to an end, we made a quick stop in the town of De Rust. Named such as it was a place to outspan the oxen to rest before or after a journey through Meiringspoort, the town is quaint place with a couple of interesting shops and eateries along its main drag.
As we were coming into town I noticed a donkey car standing next to a sign saying Donkey Têksie. Although the Rugrats were tired and whining, they jumped at the opportunity to go on a donkey car trip down the road out of town and back. I was surprised at how well the custom made cart was constructed with comfortable seats and a suspension system so that tourists and visitors can have a enjoyable and not a bumpy ride.

Afterwards the Rugrats were still very excited and couldn't wait to phone the grannies and tell them what they had done. Up to then they had been extremely bored with nothing but (spectacular) scenery to keep them busy, but this made their day.


GPS: 33°29'17.23"S, 22°32'17.60"E


  1. What a fun adventure for the kids, who seem not to usually appreciate beautiful scenery during a drive.

  2. LOL!! How great!! I would have enjoyed it as much as the kids. :)

  3. I love this ... it's not often that one comes across donkey carts, and when I do, I always want to capture a pic ... reminiscent of old times .... lovely post, thanks Jonker!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    South Africa

  4. I have just come across your blog and love it! It definitely makes me miss South Africa! I know very little about the Cape and so enjoy seeing it on your blog! Have a great weekend.