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Driving on the famous Route 62 SA .... we stopped at the also famous Ronnies "sex" shop !! .... a must when you drive this great route !!

Drive through the Klein Karoo, along Route 62 from Montagu and through Barrydale, and just before the turn off to Warmwaterberg Spa (reviewed here) you'll come across a building just off the road with the name "Ronnie's Sex Shop" painted boldly in red on the side. Another sign on a different section of the same wall bears the legend "Pompstasie" - meaning 'pump station' - could be referring to a petrol / gas station but alongside the name of the establishment another kind of 'pomp' springs to mind...

Before you get too excited irate and decide to pull in for a bit of naughty fun call the local authorities to report illegal activities in the Karoo - read on...

The owner of this establishment (called Ronnie, it would seem) painted the name of his new rustic roadside farm stall "Ronnie's Shop" on the side of the building with cheerful red paint. When he wasn't looking, his sneaky friends grabbed the paintbrush and added the word 'sex' to the sign - and thus a legend was born. Ronnie, clever chap that he is, decided to keep the new name and instead of running yet another one of the many roadside farmstalls that litter the Klein Karoo and in fact the whole of South Africa, he turned his business into a pub and restaurant and it is today one of the best-known destination pubs in the land.

A popular feature of Ronnie's is the flat rooftop seating area, where one can enjoy a cold beer while watching the sunset, or admiring the truly incredible sight of the creamy Milky Way spilling across the black canvas of the Karoo night sky...
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Comments on this photo:

Aug 29 2012 06:41 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Fascinating! The Karoo is an area I would love to explore - the view of the stars sounds wonderful.
Aug 29 2012 07:07 GMT senna3
Great collage and very interesting documentation!
Aug 29 2012 13:57 GMT Riet
Very interesting! Made me smile too :-)
Very nice collage, Hans!
Aug 29 2012 17:55 GMT Lie
So, no sex at Ronnie's !???
Aug 29 2012 18:34 GMT hans55 PRO
No Lie ... sorry ! :-)
Aug 29 2012 20:46 GMT Papagena
A very mischievous friend then !! ;o))
Aug 30 2012 10:11 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
Interesting collage and an amusing story!