Even though my Mini Cooper S is now nearly 3 years old, I still have a big smile on my face every time I climb into it and zoom around the suburbs….it’s sexy, robust, fun, goes like the clappers and when you whizz past people, they smile at you rather than giving you the finger. This is the first car that I have had that feels like an extension of me, I am told it suits me so am quite happy to accept being sexy and fun – not so sure about the robust but I can live with that.
We travelled down the Western Cape’s Garden Route these last two weeks taking the roads less travelled in my Mini Cooper S. Although there is a big brother 4 x 4 Mini on the market, at this stage I am very happy with my “When I grow up I want to be a 4 x 4” version.
Slipping and sliding along gravel roads with wheels spinning, my little Mini did not let me down, not once!
We drove +- 2 200kms over some amazing Passes with the most spectacular scenery. Prince Alfred’s Pass between Knysna and Uniondale was truly a Garden of Eden with what I can only describe as forests of Proteas which were all just starting to blossom. I can only imagine what an amazing sight this will be in a couple of weeks – it was already simply gorgeous. Couple this with cascading waterfalls, deep ravines and then some mist to just wet the sand road and hey presto, my Mini thought it was in heaven….as were we.
Look out for my posts over the next couple weeks as I write about my adventures and the “secret” hideaways that I have found, also the very interesting people I met and of course the wonderful scenery which I hope my photographs do justice too.
In the meantime, take a look at some of the roads we traversed.