Drove into town to the Indian consulate where we dropped off our passports for visas...had to pay in rand, bummer.
All a-ok so we left at 11 for Bloem on tollroads...N3 to Harrismith, N5 to Winberg, N1 to R700 into Bloem. Chkd into Naval Hill BPers...LP gave it a poor rating but we found Jerry the guy running the place very personable. He fixed me a traditional Afrikaan meal - potjie, a stew with lamb neck & vegie & corn on cob chunks, Bon he fixed a vegie dish w/ chicken in a cheese sauce. The best food we've had in many weeks! Watched the US Open playoff - Rocko Meide & Tiger Woods + sudden death...live, what a great tourney w/ Tiger coming from behind on 18 to tie and then win in sudden death...a great compliment to Rocko as well.
We realized too late that our plan to visit Lesotho had been foiled by the fact that we had no passports!!! Dumb, change of plans - now we go to Kimberley.