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The Royal Hotel, Bethulie

Bethulie is a sleepy hollow with a dark and violent past, a colourful present, and a vibrant future. There are many good reasons to visit the Southernmost town in the Free State. One of these is a crisp black and white building on the corner of Voortrekker and Joubert...

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Three Rats, a Burger and a Shotgun

When I tell people I am travelling to Smithfield, I get interrupted with "Where is that?". When I continue to tell them why I'm going to Smithfield, I get interrupted with "Why?". Eventually I get the words out: "I'm going to Smithfield to watch the Radio Rats". "The...

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Every Royal Hotel

Every Royal Hotel is my dream to have at least one drink in every Royal Hotel in South Africa. I have mapped them out, and have managed to track down twenty two hotels currently known as The Royal Hotel. I have, over the years, developed and nurtured the need to...

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Tarkastad to Bethulie

The road from Grahamstown to Cradock is a familiar one. Most times that I have escaped the humdrum of small city life for the bright starry skies of the Karoo, or the blinding neon/xenon radioactive lights of the e-toll gantries of Gauteng, this is the way I go....

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