Ashbourne House Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Swimming pool
- Refrigerator in room
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Travel Blogs from Franschhoek
... to pop the 20 minutes into Newlands (where we used to live) for breakfast but we forgot that going in that direction at 08.00 meant braving the traffic heading into town. It took an hour! However, the sun had come out and we sat outside and ate an excellent breakfast. We then set off for Franschhoek in the winelands where it was still cloudy and blowing. However, it began to clear and after a beer at the Elephant and Barrel and a bit to eat we went to the guest ...
... Town. It was really interesting but of course also very sad. The building now housing the museum was home to the majority of Cape Town's slaves back in the 17th/18th century when slaves were used to build the city. The were kept in appalling conditions and literally locked up at night to prevent any attempts at arson. Sunday was a gorgeous day so I headed down to the beach at luxurious Camps Bay for lunch on the strip and a bit of sun worshipping. No signs of winter just yet!
... wine tours available. For supper he books us in a casual eatery which turns out to be frequented by young students and large bus tours :( Our room is well appointed with quality hand soaps and a well stocked mini bar. Wine by the glass is inexpensive generally in SA - around $3-5 and generous portions too! We are very much aware of the discrepancy between races - the whites live in nice homes, ...
Before arriving in Paarl, the next and last town on our wine tasting list, a brief stop was made at the front of a Maximum Security Prison. But you should know that this wasn’t any Maximum Security Prison. This was the one where Nelson Mandela was held for the last two years of his total 27 years of ...
... the most amazing properties we have been to so far. High on a hill overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch with city lights twinkling below and stars high above. It wasn't until the morning that the views really set in - truly magical!
Stellenbosch is a small version of Napa Valley. With great wines and really fantastic cuisine. We spent the day with Juan (our waiter from the night before) and his girlfriend. We went to a beautiful gourmet outdoor food ...