Pleased to meet you

go! Platteland - - LETTERS -

We live in Stan­ford – not quite the plat­te­land, and I’m sure at least some res­i­dents would be of­fended even to think so! Hav­ing pre­vi­ously lived in McGregor, though, and want­ing to build on our prop­erty in Robert­son soon, my heart is more Klein-Ka­roo than Over­berg, so I guess a bit more plat­te­land.

I came across your Spring 2015 Is­sue ( Plat­te­land #8) while stay­ing at Port Wine Guest House in Cal­itz­dorp and read the fea­ture on Steytlerville, Wil­low­more and Union­dale – which was for­tu­itous, as we were head­ing to PE.

If we hadn’t had the ben­e­fit of your in­sights, it’s un­likely we would have stopped for cof­fee and cheese­cake at The Ve­ran­dah, and then would not have met Jelly Bean the bat-eared fox, seen the res­cued kudu calves or dis­cov­ered the old cars. (I’m hes­i­tant to use the word vin­tage, as I re­mem­ber some of them from my youth!) Thanks for the in­spi­ra­tion and yet more rea­sons to get off the main routes.

Gor­don Knight, STAN­FORD

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