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... which was situated on the northern side of the barn, originally had three concrete maturation tanks of which two remained and have now been converted into bathrooms for the two ground floor bedroom suites. The original ventilation holes of the wine cellar are still visible.
The farm is 12 he crates in extent: the plum orchards extend down the river and the vineyards of ...
... age, Salmon Roses, and Uramaki Yohohama Rainbow. Our meal ends with a pot of green tea and we head back to our tent, having just dined like kings. A most comical irony.
Tomorrow we return to La Petite Ferme. Today has been a top day and, although our memory of La Petite Ferme is pretty impressive, I’m not sure it will be able to top the experience we’ve just had. I just hope we’re not disappointed; I would hate to tarnish our previous memory. ...
... were in charge of the fire of course which is actually a wood fire built in the brick "braai" area outside. It needs quite a long time to burn and get to the right "hotness." I'm not sure what they all did outside with it but it wasn't until 1030 that we had dinner. Lamb, chicken, steak...amazing. We were able to meet some of their friends and enjoy good food and wine. Such fun despite feeling sick...and tasting 10% of what I ...
... It was a very upscale winery. Tried to go to the Boekenhoutskloof winery where, we were told, they have a chocolate wine. They were closed so we went back to the guest house for tea and snacks and to relax in the beautiful setting. Tonight we had a pizza dinner at Col Cacchio and tomorrow we are off for Hermanus to hopefully see some whales then Cape Town for our final stop.
Off to Stellenbosch on the 'Baz Bus' - basically a backpacker hostel to hostel bus that will carry me around South Africa and into Swaziland over the next 21 days.
This is very handy though if I was to travel in South Africa in a group I would prefer a car as it is much more flexible.
Indeed I have met quite a few people already who have got 4 x 4 with tents on the roofs (which are useful if there are lions in the area!).
Quite a few Dutch travelling, many on ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsErica Guesthouse Franschhoek
Nice, clean accommodation, located a short walk from Franschhoek's main street. Staff was friendly, but the place lacked the personal feel that we've found in other South African guesthouses. Accommodations in Franschhoek can be expensive, but Erica Guesthouse represents good value.
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