Gable Manor Guest House
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We set out from our downtown hotel to the wine growing area in a sidecar; South Africa is of course famous for its wines. We travel through suburban Capetown then onto the motorway. Bit scary. I sat in the sidecar (like travelling United Airlines economy class) and fortunately Rob had the seat behind the driver. Glen was on his own in the other side car. We had many laughs trying to be heard over the noise of traffic etc. After about an ...
... we do the things that one does on the first day of a holiday in SA I.e. getting a SIM card for the phone (so far unsuccessful) going to Rickety Bridge (winery) for an initial stock and then booking restaurants - involving lunch! Still can't get a booking for Saturday - we have given up on the evening as it's bloody Valentines Day - but have still been unsuccessful for lunch. Takeaway pizza looks like a distinct possibility! Since writing the above, we have now found a ...
... the story that gave the shop it's name - a story about a little bird who so desperately wanted to fly but didn't have the courage to until one day a butterfly said the right words to allow him to believe in himself enough to fly.
Again probably I enjoyed the shop more simply because I resonated with this story and even though I'm still waiting for that butterfly to say the right words to me, I do believe that I too will be able to fly one day.
And then there ...
... had a quick tour of the cellar. Favourite wine: Sweet white The second winery included cheese! We tasted a few wines and had matching cheeses, it was so tasty and also a good time to put some food into our bellies! Fav wine: Sweet red The third winery had an amazing view from the mountains looking over the town and into the mountains surrounding the town on the other side. Fav wine: Rose' The last ...
... was the prison where he walked out a free man.
A huge black statue of him was erected at the front of the prison with his right hand held high above his head signifying “FREEDOM” Seeing this, I had a moment of silence, a moment of thought and a moment of happiness
To be continued…..