Many excursions are driven by a whim or obscure purpose. Our 1st visit to Beaver Creek Coffee Estate took place because Cliff had somehow detectived that they served Mozart Cake made by Chateau Gateaux. We had hankered after this since it was served in a deli in Swellendam. On that occasion We drove 197km to Port Edward from Umdloti just for Mozart Cake. Since then Cliff has learned to conjure up his own most awesome version of Mozart Cake.
On our recent visit to the South Coast, we returned to Beaver Creek Coffee Estate, this time drawn by a good memory, a need to find lunch and buy good coffee. Beaver Creek sell their own homegrown, most excellent coffee and a wide selection of coffees from around the world.
Throughout our South Coast visit we were aware that a massive motorcycle gathering was on the go, this turned out to be Africa Bike Week, organised by Harley Davidson. Everywhere we went there were motorbikes from the beaches to the Waffle House to …. well everywhere. It is the biggest biker bash on the African continent. Out of curiosity I wanted to ask a biker a few questions about the rally, but bikers can be a little, sort of scary. At Beaver Creek a large group of bikers from CMA SA (Christian motorcyclist Association) were gathered at a large table, it seemed safe to quiz them a bit about Africa Bike Week. They were so warm and full of goodness, part of me longed to get me a bike and join the brotherhood. I now plan to visit their church in Midrand where my father’s cousin Rene Changuion is the pastor and sounds like a family member well worth meeting. Sorry I digress, got a bit caught in motorcycle headlights.
We enjoyed our toasted sandwiches for lunch, followed by cappuccino and cake. Their cappuccino was voted winner of the best cappuccino on the South Coast by the Cafe Society in 2013. The children were happy to find a kids play area. We left with more good memories and 2 bags of coffee. No doubt we will visit again.
GPS co-ordinates S31° 02’22.0 E30°11’07.0