Le Manoir de Brendel Estate
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... clean and we head off to coffee at Reuben’s, which was recommended to us yesterday by the owner’s son who works there. The coffee is delicious, as expected, and we stroll up the street to the shop with pelts that we had spotted on our way into town yesterday. We are impressed with both her selection and her price so, after much dithering, particularly regarding what we’re going to do with two pelts (we are backing around ...
Four wineries under my belt today! First was Boschendal. We had five wines and I bought a Blanc de Noir, yum! We learned how to rate wine on a scale of 20. Next up was Dieu Donne, which means "Gift from God". I wasn't too impressed, but if it wasn't raining the view would have been beautiful.
We had a nice break and the group had lunch at the Pancake Cafe. I had ...
... and meals. Other than that, I did a whole lot of nothing on Friday. But my roommate and I did sit on her bed and sing every ABBA song we could think of together, so the day wasn’t a total waste.
Saturday morning we got up early (I mean before the sunrise early) and made the journey across town to the train station. And thus began the 36 hours of jam-packed adventuring, with hardly a few hours of sleep (we certainly did not get our moneys worth at ...
... break would be cancelled to make up for some of the school missed during the strikes, but no such luck. Instead I spent my day reading literally hundreds of pages about the South African TRC and what exactly it overlooked and what the limitations of it were. Heavy stuff! Interestingly, the reading claimed the “Commission …consequently ignored apartheid as experienced by the broad masses of the people of South Africa” due to the specifications of the acts put ...
... the computer, as the sun seemed to be making a brief appearance, and headed out for a walk through the rain-soaked valleys and vineyards. Beautiful. Sunday evening I did some baking. It had become our Sunday night tradition to head into town for coffee and dessert at a café, but none of us can fit that into our budgets anymore (not to mention we won’t be able to fit into our pants if we keep it up!)Ever since I improvised that apple pie recipe a few weeks ago, ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center