Hoopenburg Guest House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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RED WINE! Let's say it together…. "RED WINE!" Today was our full day winelands tour.
I did not realize that South Africa has had its wine industry for over 300 years. Our guide today was Enrico, a native Cape May –ian? He is of mixed race (these are his words) and not connected to one of the tribes. He says the term for this is “colored” which would not fly in the USA.
We went ...
... and wet but buzzing with the adrenalin from it all. Meanwhile, I joined 10 others on a tour of 4 different vineyards. We started off with a tour of the cellar learning all about how the grapes are harvested and then turned into wine. We then started with the tasting! The first vineyard was definitely better than all the rest but they were all pretty good. We tasted a total of around 20 different wines over the course of the day and also around 10 cheeses! I slept well that evening! ...
... I am standing on the softest white sand beach imaginable. This is just the beginning, I think. My hostel was located just off of the popular and trendy Kloof and Long Streets. And after staying in probably a hundred hostels over the years, this was possibly the best I've ever seen. From the outside it looks like a boring walled in fortress. But once inside you are greeted with courtyard after courtyard with different sitting areas ...
On our run this morning we discovered that the bus strike was over! (Professor Brew and Jen made it clear when they started jumping for joy on our run. Taylor and I were oblivious to the sign, of course.) This was such great news for us because it meant we could have an opportunity to be apart of the mobile clinics! I was exposed to the most dangerous part of South Africa this morning: drivers. We were crossing the road, when Taylor stopped so I turned to see if she ...
... surprised on how many I did like! There was this apricot one that I loved!
After Fairview, we went to another winery close by called Spice Roūte. I liked this place a little better even though there was no cheese, we had an extremely cute waiter! Also, we were able to sit outside, get some sun, and at this place we got a little story about how each wine was made, where at the other place we didn't get that. The view was ...