La Cabriere Country House
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... We were escorted around the complex by two young volunteers who were on assignment for 3 months - good looking German guy (Glen got excited) and a lovely girl from the UK (no one got excited).
Our group was given the opportunity to get up close and pat a cheetah under the watchful eye of three trainers. I felt a bit sorry for these guys being patted all day long but it is a crucial way to raise $$$$ to fund and coordinate a South African ...
... produced on the farm).
Our friends left and we went off to the spa for a couples Turkish Hammam (that is a combination massage, scrubbing and water treatment) and by that time we needed a nap!
Dinner was on the property in the bake shop setting and was only open for overnights guests. After that very long day we crashed...l
... in context. The people of this valley is what makes this valley and it is hard to walk 5 minutes without someone greeting you friendly with a 'Hallo nonnatjie!' (Hi there girl). It is so easy to connect with the locals and to learn about the culture and there is no reason for anyone to feel alone here.
Moving on to a recommended winefarm we arrived at Muratie - world class wine covered in dust and cobwebs.
Sometimes it ...
... it's time to call it a day and pack it in. Africa will still be here for the next trip.
Once again, Air Namibia was pleasant and friendly, and the meal on board was appreciated. I was sitting next to a PhD student working on her thesis in urban planning. She's from Cape Town, has lived in the US as well as South Africa, and was able to offer a lot of interesting perspective on how South African cities have developed the way ...
... gentleman named John who bubbles over with love for wine. He is the owner. He built this home, which is now the restaurant and wine cellar, for his wife many years ago. He is a gem and he enchants us all. John talks about how fortunate they are to have all of their grapes so close to where the grapes are actually pressed so they need to use fewer sulfites than other estates.
He talks about the roses at the end of each row and ...