In all honesty, I'd have been pretty happy with a beer equivalent of the wine tours I had been accorded on two previous days. As it turned out though, what I also got was a tour through some incredibly scenic sections of the Western Cape that included a drive along Sir Lowry's Pass, a mountain pass that goes up and over the barrier-like Hottentots Holland Mountains, and Clarence Drive, a coastal road whose beauty I actually think exceeds even that of the more famous Chapman's Peak Drive! All told, it was a pretty epic day; one that I won't forget for a long time! :)
Riding shotgun in a car barrelling along the highway, with the
Hottentot Holland Mountains and Sir Lowry's Pass straight ahead
Lots of interesting geology along with blue skies
to admire while driving along on Sir Lowry's Pass :)
Mark and Analize ter Morshuizen smile from behind the bar at
Honingklip Brewery, their Belgian beer-inspired establishment
with the glass of delicious IPA I imbibed at Honingklip Brewery :)
I had to get out to take a picture upon catching sight of the
clouds looking like they were cascading down the mountain...
...and I had to get out of the car again to snap photos and take
a closer look at the geology and fynbos on the seaside side of the road!
Truly, there were stunning views aplenty along Clarence Drive!
And just when I thought we had run out of surprises, we drove
into a questionable-looking area that turned out to be where
the exceptional Triggerfish Brewing microbrewery is located! :b