19th October

Eugene & Tom’s day kicked off in the historic town of Graaff Reinet, where they got to meet the oldest grapevine in South Africa in-person!

#LocalFacts: Established in 1786, Graaff-Reinet is the country’s fourth oldest magisterial district and has been named the “Gem of the Karoo”. The town is recognized as the home of magnificent examples of Cape Dutch, Victorian and Karoo architecture, and has over 220 heritage sites.

They made a stop at the brand new premises of Karoo Ford, clients of ours for many years and very happy users of the Motodata v10 Titan system.

This visit was followed by an appearance at the family-run Drosdty Toyota, where the love of motorbikes was enthusiastically shared.

The pair passed Nieu-Bethesda and the famous Owl House. Weird to some, wonderful to others, the Owl House is a work of outsider art created by Helen Martins between 1945 and 1976. Driven to despair by the dullness of her daily life, she took steps to transform her world with light, colour and texture.

What a crazy ride! Tom almost got blown off the bike by the hectic crosswinds and the 40-degree sun was unrelenting! The day was ended off by meeting up with Compatible’s Henry Howard and Andreas from UON Global in Bloemfontein.

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