|Cars In The Park /
Bentley Mk VI Road Trip, May 2008
the first day of our trip we drove from Johannesburg to our
first overnight stay in The Drakensberg. The route took us via the
Orange Free State with it's barren landscape and big skies. This
photograph was taken at the Sterkfontein Dam on the KwaZulu-Natal /
Orange Free State border.
an early start we stopped for breakfast at Makiti, about two hours out
Johannesburg. Makiti is a roadside restaurant that resembles a group of
anthills on the barren, flat Orange Free State landscape.
|Pit stop in
Harrismith for coffee and fuel, and then again in the mountains to
enjoy the view of the majestic Sterkfontein Dam. From here the
landscape changes from flat farmland to tall mountain peaks.
at our first overnight destination, The Cavern near Bergville in the
heart of the Drakensberg mountains.
picturesque cottage was our home for the evening.
The Cavern on day 2 of our trip for a short 200 km drive to our next
Royal Highness, Master Jamie comfortably strapped into his safety seat
in the back of the Bentley.
|On day 3 we met up
with the Bentley Driver's Club at Rawdons Hotel near Nottingham Road
from where we went for a drive in the Midlands followed by lunch at
|Autumn mornings in
the Midlands provide breathtaking lighting conditions for photography,
as is evident in this picture taken on day 4 of our trip. We had to
meet the BDC guys for breakfast at Rawdons at 7am before driving in
convoy to Pietermaritzburg to attend Cars In the Park, hence the early
|We had the honor of parking on the cricket oval at Alexandra Park, along with other marques like Mercedes, MG and Rover. The bulk of the cars were displayed in the adjoining park. The show was extremely well organised, by far the best I have attended. If you own a classic car, put this in your diary for next year! It really makes for a fantastic weekend away.|
|On day 5 we had to
point the long bonnet homeward for the long drive home. The Bentley did
not miss a beat. The old girl, celebrating her 60th this year, just ate
up the miles sitting at a steady 65 mph, with plenty in reserve for
overtaking slower traffic (Photo: Kevin Smith)
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