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Extreme Velcro

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Royal Hotel
« on: September 23, 2008, 05:38:43 pm »
I wonder (and this could become a coffee table book, if it hasn't been done already)....

We all know that many little towns in South Africa have a Royal Hotel as made famous by David Kramer - how many of us have pics of us or our bikes or anybody else's bike outside a Royal Hotel?  I'd love to see them.....

Hier sit die manne in die Royal Hotel
Ek ken mos vir almal, ek is almal se pel.
Luister ou vrind, daar agter die bar
Hoe lyk dit met nog so 'n doppie daar.

Ken julle vir Doepie, sy bynaam is Dop
Hy het vir die Springbokke doel geskop.
'n lee bierblik kan hy maklik platdruk
met net een hou teen sy groot voorkop.

Nou stel ek voor my ou vriend Fanie
daar's niks ter wereld wat Fanie pla nie
ontmoet hom in die straat se hoe gaan dit ou maat
se fanie nee ek kan nie kla nie, maar

Hier sit die manne in die Royal hotel
ek ken mos vir almal ek is almal se pel
luister ou vrind, daar agter die bar
hoe lyk dit met nog so 'n doppie daar

en hier sit die speurder, sersant de kok
hy drink sy whiskey so on the rocks
'n koel komkommer, ons noem hom op sy nommer
hy's dubble 0, dubble 0 seven de Kock

Hier sit die manne, hier sit die manne
hier sit die manne, hier sit die manne
ja hier sit die manne in die Royal hotel
ek ken mos vir almal ek is almal se pel
luister ou vrind, daar agter die bar
hoe lyk dit met nog so 'n doppie daar

En van die noordweste kom karel bester
dra kortmou hemp en 'n khaki broek
langdrag gebore, hare kort om die ore
hy's lief om te lag, hy's lief om te vloek.

hier langs die till, sit 'n man so stil
daar's trane in sy oe
hy's se hy's die baas van 'n bankrot plaas
hier ver van die klein karoo
maar dis lekker, dis lekker, dis tog te lekker hier
musiek op die draadloos en skuim op my bier
luister ou vrind, daar agter die bar
hoe lyk dit met nog so 'n doppie daar

Hier sit die manne, hier sit die manne
hier sit die manne, hier sit die manne
ja hier sit die manne in die Royal hotel.


With special thanks to Carnivore, here are some to get us started:
http://www.ectourism.co.za/product/708/Royal_Hotel
http://www.baviaans.co.za/royalherberg/
http://www.steytlervilleaccommodation.co.za/index.htm
http://www.pilgrimsrest.org.za/royal.htm
http://www.places.co.za/html/5253.html

And some more:
http://www.theroyal.co.za/
http://www.royalinriebeek.com/

« Last Edit: September 27, 2008, 08:38:43 pm by Extreme Velcro »
 

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 05:52:25 pm »
Sounds like a briljant idea!!!

that can become a intresting hobbie.....chacing Royal Hotels
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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 05:54:46 pm »
Steytleville Royal Hotel
Rallye
 

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 05:56:33 pm »
Maybe if the Dogs would donate the pics, we could make it a book for charity.  I know a printer (in fact, I think he is my brother....)  ;) ;)

Edit:  And of course, somebody had to start it with a fabuloso pic that is hard to top.  Flipping good one BMWPE :hello2:

I wonder how many Royal Hotels there are out there?  I need to do some homework on this
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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2008, 05:59:30 pm »
I will go and hunt for a couple of Royal Hotels.....mission accepted  :ricky:
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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2008, 06:28:30 pm »
A more boring shot ;D
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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2008, 07:59:07 pm »
Willowmore's Royal... did not stay there, but it is almost inevitable that you will get one in some shot somewhere sometime!
This one was posted in my Loxton-Sutherland tour RR.

Followed by a picture of us on the verandah at "our" Steytlerville establisment
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« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 08:42:36 pm »
 :biggrin:
 

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 08:50:23 pm »
I've had a couple of beers there as well.... ;D
 

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2008, 08:55:50 pm »
Royal Hotel Pilgrams Rest

Outside and inside...

 

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2008, 09:01:27 pm »
here is an idea for a national RSA tour... The "2009 Royal Hotel Recce"

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 09:03:47 pm »
Sounds like fun and I think it would mean visiting very town in SA, they all seem to have one.
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« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 09:08:06 pm »
here is an idea for a national RSA tour... The "2009 Royal Hotel Recce"

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That is such a cool idea !!!!
 

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 09:16:19 pm »
Whoohoo, I'm in!!!  :ricky:
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« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008, 10:45:39 pm »
Will there be dop?
here is an idea for a national RSA tour... The "2009 Royal Hotel Recce"

 :o  :3some:  :ricky:  :thumleft:

That is such a cool idea !!!!

Will there be enough dop?  :mwink: Me thinks it's a grat idea! Lets visit all of the Royals and get some "pics" and pints!
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« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2008, 07:50:16 pm »
Friday 19th September in Willowmore.  :ricky:
 

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2008, 09:06:26 pm »
here is an idea for a national RSA tour... The "2009 Royal Hotel Recce"

 :o  :3some:  :ricky:  :thumleft:

That is such a cool idea !!!!
When .. when .. when?? :mwink:
 

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Re: Royal Hotel
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2008, 10:21:48 pm »
Does anyone perhaps know if Paterson or Cookhouse have a Royal Hotel? I'm going to a farm just past Cookhouse tomorow!
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« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2008, 10:59:03 pm »
only way to find out is go take a look see.... ;D
 

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« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2008, 11:04:46 am »
OK - 446 000 hits when you look for Royal Hotels in South Africa - this has the makings of the most awesome hotel/pub crawl in the world.