Villa Zest Boutique Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Drycleaning onsite
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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We took a somewhat circular route to Cape Town but this gave us the chance to see some of South Africas' famous wine country as well as the quaint towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. There are full-on multiday tours through the many wineries that dot this part of the country with serious sampling to be done at each stop, but since my wine palate …
As I mentioned in the last blog, we all slept in varying degrees on the plane on Saturday night...but we were all woken up when they turned on the lights and came through with breakfast (well...other than Jen, John, Leonie and I who were jarred awake at 3:30am by the screaming child in their row whose parents appeared unphased and just let him cry it out).
I had just finished my breakfast and was so psyched that we had just under an hour until we landed, thinking to ...
... Six Museum and a stop in Langa Township, where black Africans were forced to live.
Our home-hosted dinner was in the Cape Flats area, an 'apartheid's dumping ground' for non-white people during the apartheid era. We had such an enjoyable evening with Maureen and her brother, Stanley, who lived next door with his family. We really wished that the whole group could have enjoyed this experience.
... each return. The cable car takes only four minutes to travel to the top of the mountain and during the ride the internal floor rotates enabling everybody on board to see all the views. A clever idea but a strange feeling. The views from the top were stunning. I cannot think of many places in the world where you would have such fantastic views. From the top you had a very good view of Robben island where Mandela was imprisoned. We walked for a while enjoying the views and came upon ...
... it was necessary to see his movie before we lost him. I say "we" because he truly belonged to the entire world. I knew how much Gugu revered him, as do all South Africans. Everywhere you go one sees pictures of Nelson Mandela, large billboards, statues, streets named after him in almost every town. I felt as if today was one of those days were time splits in two, and there is simply a "before" and an "after". Despite it being sad news, I was happy that it happened while I was ...