A hot little spot in the Karoo

By philip
26 February 2013

Angie’s G-spot is a makeshift wasps’ nest of metal, wood and stone that comes complete with a natural jacuzzi – reports Chris du Plessis.

Of course it had to come — so to speak — a counterpart to Ronnies Sex Shop: a complementary Klein Karoo pit stop to balance the opposing universal forces on the South African roadside landscape.

Enter Angie’s G-Spot.

“Hot Beer, Bad Food, Bad Service, Kak Accommodation” reads the disclaimer doubling as a welcome sign to the establishment. But the owners are failing miserably at trying to live up to this claim. As you step over the threshold, a beaming proprietor hands you an ice-cold beer. And ­people walk, drive and pedal many miles for Angie’s impromptu, gut-busting dishes.

The establishment also delivers even less on its promise of carnal pleasures than its older brother near Barrydale. But satisfying advanced states of satyriasis is not the primary objective here. The main aim is to achieve absolutely nothing. And Angie and her partner Harold take getting their guests to do as much of that as possible very seriously.

Full story in Mail & Guardian: A hot little spot in the Karoo | Arts and Culture | Travel | Mail & Guardian.

Why you should go: Great long weekend getaway for friends or families to celebrate an occasion, or for couples who want to get away from it all.

Accessibility: One hour (60km) from Knysna on a winding dirt road, now known as the R339, built by Italian convicts. Or turn off on to the R339 at Uniondale (30km) to avoid the detour via George to Knysna. There’s also a turn-off to Plettenberg Bay on this road. Not ­recommended for normal sedan vehicles after heavy rain.

Cost: R300 a night for double-room bungalows. R450 for a family bungalow (four persons). R450 a night for a riverside on-deck tent (sleeps two) and R100 a person for a camp site.

Contact: Angie or Harold on 044 752 3017 or angiesgspot@­worldonline.co.za.