Your trivia for the day is that this is the 103rd anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.
We only have a four hour drive today so we try to sleep in but we are both rested and up by 8AM. Dressed, we head for breakfast and this meal is also well done. They have all the usual breakfast foods and we enjoy a plate of scrambled eggs, English style bacon, juice, sweet rolls, tea and coffee.
Packed up and checked out by 9:30AM we backtrack to the N2 and head West toward King William’s Town where we stop for gas. Our next stop is Grahamstown, billed as a quaint Victorian town, where we stop for groceries for the next two nights. As we are parking, an attractive black lady holding a baby asks where we are from and is curious why we are in South Africa and how do we like it so far. We tell her we think the country is beautiful and the people are nice and most helpful. She smiles and says SA is much better than the press it gets and wishes us a safe journey and please come back again.
The store is crowded at just after noon on this Sunday and we are disappointed in the stock we find. "No olives long time now!" There is no sandwich bread as we know it and very little red meat; not that we wanted any! We buy a package of rolls that are store baked along with eggs and a few other other makings we lack for tonight’s supper, breakfast and lunch tomorrow, etc.
Set with food, we explore Grahamstown. It is clean as large towns go and has some interesting, well cared for buildings, the oldest we find is dated 1820 with many others ranging to the late 1800s. There is a Rhodes College branch here as well as museum and monument to the 1820 Settlers. The museum is closed so we get back on the road and continue toward Addo Elephant National Park.