Alluvia Wine Estate
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... out of Stellenbosch we carried on to a beautiful little town, Franschhoek where we walked around the town a bit and visited a monument to the huegenots (French protestants persecuted by Louis 14) that began colonizing the area in the late 1600's.
We had tea and cake at Boschendal Estates, a 300 year old vineyard.
Although passing ...
... wandered for bit and realised that nothing would open until 10am - 20 mins or so to go.
Doug wanted a new SD card so we went to the mall we were at for dinner as the shops had started to open up. We eventually ran into Fernando … we chatted for a little bit but he was on a mission to get certain items and then get back to the ship. It was lovely to run into him again.
We walked back and checked out another part of ...
... That changed today.
Today we met Guy, an artist in Stellenbosch. He proudly displays his art from a small square tent pitched in the park. His paintings are filled with bright vibrant colours. His ethnic subjects a whirl of colour that brings them to life as they dance across his canvas. He happily allowed us to photograph some of his work, after we had completed the negotiations for one of his canvases. We enjoyed ...
... during our break, just to be sure they won´t sell our spots to anybody else.
As I already mentioned, the free walking tour started from the St. George´s Cathedral. St. George´s Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in southern Africa and the Mother Church of the diocese. The original church was opened at Christmas 1834, and was made a cathedral in 1847 in anticipation of the arrival of the first Anglican Bishop in Africa.
Then we walked through the ...
... Both the coastal Whale route, which runs through small towns alongside crashing ocean views and the mountainous Route 62 are a better experience. They're not as refined and lack the highway specific amenities allowing for a better connection to the local scene.
Yesterday was our longest day of driving as we traveled from from Knysna to Stellenbosch down route 62 through mountains, shrubbery and tiny local towns. We expected a long grind of ...