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Nowhere, middle of.

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A rest stop with no facilities, nowhere, approximately in the middle. Roughly 120 kilometers east of Cape Town (75 miles).

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Nearby images in Greater Cape Town

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A: Overberg Road

by Lee Casalena, 4.4 km away

View from the N2 through the Overberg region. This road links Cape Town to the popular Garden Route.

Overberg Road

B: Roman's Rock in Hermanus

by Gideon van Zyl, 52.3 km away

While travelling on my Fall tour, I found this lovely spot in Hermanus - a town about 100 km East of ...

Roman's Rock in Hermanus

C: Barton Farm Wine Tasting Room

by Rudolph Thomas, 52.7 km away

The Barton Vineyards wine tasting room close to Bot Rivier in the Western Cape. Follow the N2 from Ca...

Barton Farm Wine Tasting Room

D: Barton Winery

by Rudolph Thomas, 52.7 km away

Barton Winery

E: Old Harbour

by Lee Casalena, 52.8 km away

A small harbour in the coastal village of Hermanus, a popular tourist destination for whale watching....

Old Harbour

F: Gansbaai Sunset

by Gideon van Zyl, 55.6 km away

Driving into Gansbaai one late afternoon, I did the obvious thing for a Panorama photographer. I head...

Gansbaai Sunset

G: Kanonkop In Montagu

by Gideon van Zyl, 56.3 km away

Kanonkop (translatable as "Cannon head"), is a hill outside Montagu from where you can see the town. ...

Kanonkop In Montagu

H: The Old Mill in Montagu

by Gideon van Zyl, 56.4 km away

A visit to Montagu in the Western Cape would not be complete without visiting the Old Mill in the Klo...

The Old Mill in Montagu

I: Burgers pass in the Koo Valley

by Gideon van Zyl, 56.9 km away

The Koo Valley is one of the best kept secrets in South Africa. As you head out from Montagu towards ...

Burgers pass in the Koo Valley

J: The Koo Valley in the Keisie

by Gideon van Zyl, 56.9 km away

This is a simple 360 degree I took of the valley. Due to the unsteady nature of the underfooting ther...

The Koo Valley in the Keisie

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Text by Steve Smith.

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