Saturday, July 3, 2010

Herold

As you cross over the Montagu Pass from George into the Klein Karoo you enter a small village called Herold. Herold is tucked away in the mountains at the end of the beautiful historic pass. The town developed as a result of the the pass that was constructed in 1847. The town grew quite rapidly as travellers along this new road to the Klein Karoo needed a place to stay as well as other essential services. It continued to be a busy town until the 1950's when the shorter and faster Outeniqua Pass was built and by 1960 it was almost a ghost town. These days the town is part of a small farming community and lately a lot of the old buildings in town has been renovated to created accommodation, a pub and restaurant for visitors who venture off the beaten track.

4 comments:

  1. I love when little old towns get a face lift. And this one looks most deserving.

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  2. Look at that beautiful blue sky! How time flies - haven't popped in to 'see' you for days - love scrolling down and catching up with you and your photos. Just love that sunset one!
    My excuse for not popping in ... it's cold in our study (the coldest room in the house!) and I now have the boys every afternoon again. Have also started going to an extra yoga class on a Monday morning - to try and get my 'groove' back, my inner being, my normality !!!!! It's coming ... slowly !!!!!

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  3. Something tells me that the pub in this little town would be a great place to spend an afternoon.

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  4. So many little town like this are going the same and they are so nice to go to.

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