Walking through the streets of Sofala is like stepping back to the 1800's. Sofala once was a thriving town that stretched 16 km along the valley and was very well know of gold, it had the largest population of 10,000 miners and of course there was a pub on every corner.
Sofala still has many original buildings that are beautifully preserved, so I would suggest parking the car near the town entrance and take in the towns charm with a stroll along the streets.
Things to do:
- Enjoy a walk around the town
- See if the museum is open....Sometimes it is
- Have lunch in the only pub left
- Enjoy a meal in the cafe.
- Enjoy a little photography.
Places to stay.
Tanwarra Lodge is a beautiful place to stay. I had been camping of over a week and decided to spend some time in this beautiful cottage about 3km from Sofala town. The cottage I stayed in had a queen size bed, my very own living area, kitchen and ensuite. The cottage also had air conditioning and the most beautiful large covered deck with BBQ facilities however they best part is the outside spa which is beautiful set in a picturesque garden.
Sue & Warren Hill are the owners and amazing host who will look after you.
There are no caravan parks in Sofala but there are beautiful spots along the river you can camp at (just make sure your not on someones private property.