An Ra Guesthouse in Richmond, a good halfway stop between Johannesburg and Cape Town

An Ra Room Richmond Road Sign

Yay, this week my camera was returned to me.  I had left it in our room at An-Ra Guest House in Richmond and am so grateful to Meda from An-Ra for her honesty and the trouble that she took to return it in perfect condition.

An-Ra in Richmond is a perfect stopover between Joburg and Cape Town and is located more-or-less halfway between the two cities, although somewhat on the Cape Town side of halfway.  The quaint town of Richmond slumbers alongside the N1, but despite its proximity to this busy road, the town is quiet and free from the noise of traffic.  This was our second stay at An-Ra and we were drawn to return by the memory of a fresh, clean, tastefully decorated and reasonably priced room.  During our first stay we had dinner at the lovely Richmond Supper Club, but unfortunately that has closed down (reportedly only opening now for the annual book festival) and this time we ate an adequate meal at the Blue Lantern Restaurant.

Aside from being a great place to stopover en-route between Joburg and Cape Town, Richmond is named Booktown for good reason it’s other claims to fame are the hosting of the annual book festival which I would so love to attend one day and the J.M. Coetzee and S.A. Nobel Laureates festival.

Anyway, now that my camera is back, I can get down to reporting back on the rest of our trip to the Cape. 


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