Gable Manor Guest House
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... copious amounts of wine you couldn't have asked for more. To top off a great day we all went out for dinner with the dutch couple, enjoying yet more yummy steak.
With wine tasting ticked off we were headed to the next part of our South African adventure, Cape Town. This would be Jen and Montys last destination before they head back to the UK after travelling for a year! For us this marked the arrival of my Parents for the last month of our African leg!
... to be there the entire time. We ended up talking about differences from America and South Africa a lot too. All the students were awesome and a lot of fun. Quinton, one of the guys in charge of international students, invited us to go out that night but we decided it would be best to just wait until Friday night. They are having a Bry (what they call a BBQ) as a going away party for one of the other medical students named Steijn, who is from Amsterdam and is actually on ...
... a reservation at Otter’s Bend, not far from the town centre.
Before heading there, however, we have a much more pressing matter to attend to. We have been reading this year’s Platter’s Guide and know that the estate that has won the award for Best Winery of 2013 is Chamonix, and it’s just up the road a short way. That’s where we’re going!
We arrive and it’s adorable! It’s small ...
... the heat is something else, so very hot today! I'm sure we'll survive though. Mustn't grumble!!
The wine tasting was good too with 5 wines sampled and dutifully drunk.......there was water too, to cleanse the palette of course.
We thought we might make Table mountain this morning as the weather here was fine, but apparently it was blowing a gale at the top so we didn't get there. Let's hope the wind dies down and we can make it tomorrow.
So what's the first thing Aaron and I did once we’d rented a set of wheels? Headed to South Africa’s wine country.
Sometimes it can be a bit annoying when strangers give you good advice – only because I don’t take it. Aaron asked the guy that worked in reception at our hostel in Cape Town where the best place was to rent a car for a few days and he mentioned "Around About Cars" have the best rates. So of course, ...