Sunday, December 21, 2014

Wolwefontein Hotel

The sleepy village of Wolwefontein lies on the road between Port Elizabeth and Graaff-Reinet and only exists because the railway line runs through it.  Over the last few decades a lot of railway stations have closed down due to the decline of the railway system in South Africa but it seems that Wolwefontein is holding on for dear life.  I pulled over onto its dusty streets for a quick look on the way to Graaff-Reinet the other day and discovered that the village actually has a little hotel that still operates.  Perhaps it's time for me to do a bit of exploring around the Eastern Cape and discover more places like this.  I think it would be a good idea to start right here and spend a night in this establishment with its wooden floors, old pub and fireplace.

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