The Cavern, October 2008
Cavern is situated at the foot of the Oliviershoek Pass, in a secluded
valley beneath the towering slopes of Hlolela and Sugarloaf Peaks in
the heart of the majestic Northern Drakensberg. The area is a natural
paradise of indigenous forests, waterfalls, sandstone caves and
This trip was a combined effort between the Rolls-Royce & Bentley Owners Club of South Africa, and the Bentley Driver's Club, Johannesburg and KwaZulu Natal chapters.
|A few of us stopped
for breakfast at Rawdons
Hotel in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands before driving to The Cavern.
|It was wonderful to
watch these magnificent cars arrive at The Cavern, some traveling from
as far afield as Stanger, Margate, Durban, Bloemfontein and
1927 4.5 litre vintage Bentley was the oldest car in attendance, driven
all the way from Johannesburg after rebuilding the differential the
lineup of Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars from the 30's, 50's, 60's, 70's,
80's and 90's, all driven a long way to join in on this weekend.
|Afternoon tea and
sundowners at Montusi, sister resort to The Cavern.
|The KwaZulu Natal chapter of the Bentley Driver's Club used this opportunity to hold their annual general meeting.|
dinner was a special occasion and the friendly staff at The Cavern
surprised up with a stunning cake and a specially designed menu.
|No weekend would be
complete without a bit of tinkering. Fun was had by all, and no cars
"failed to proceed".
|They would not allow
us to take our Bentley's into the mountains...
||...so we had to find
other means of transport.
|Dorea looking for her
||...while the rest of
us saddle up.
|A dirty, but happy
Clive. "That was fun!"
||Driving back in style.
another tough day in Africa.
|Fueling up for the
long drive home.
|Stopping for a
delicious lunch about 200 km before reaching Johannesburg.
|The final stretch
home...Tony was in a hurry...
|The long road home.
Now we can start planning the next trip!
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