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Drakensberg Trip
  The Cavern, October 2008

The 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 mountains.
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 Johannesburg.

This 1927 4.5 litre vintage Bentley was the oldest car in attendance, driven all the way from Johannesburg after rebuilding the differential the night before!
A 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.

Saturday evening 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 bike...
...while the rest of us saddle up.

A dirty, but happy Clive. "That was fun!"
Driving back in style.

Relaxing after 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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