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Having never visited South Africa before I was unsure of what quite to expect. At first I was a little disappointed with just how western and cosmopolitan the city turned out to be, however with time I began to appreciate how easy it is to get everything done here. Cape Town offers winter sun and a rewarding exchange rate. I arrived in Cape Town …
... Petite Ferme is just ahead on our left. Indeed, it is! We HAVE to go in! We’re hungry. Maybe we can have lunch here? We stop and I go in to inquire. They serve lunch until 3pm so we have time. However, if we come back tomorrow at 11am then we can have a free tour of the estate and tasting and then have lunch after that. Done. That’s what we’ll do. That’s a perfect solution! I make a booking for tomorrow at 11am.
Almost didnt make it in as our cellphone did not work.... no internet connection... and short 2 digits on Andre Louw's phone number. But, we somehow did and what a great few days in the Wine Country. And to our surprise, Andre L. had flown in Aunt Heloise from Jo-Burg to spend some additional time with us. What ...
... our usual lesson and school supplies, and the teacher didn’t have any lessons prepared either, since we all had been planning on spending the day at the aquarium). The morning kind of dragged on, and I was actually quite happy to meet some friends in town that afternoon for a late lunch of paninis and cupcakes (They have a CUPCAKE STORE in Stellenbosch!)
Friday afternoon I met up with Mike to head to Kayamandi to meet the man who was ...
... of weights and strength training stuff, and the gym seems to be very much geared towards men. (It always seems to be women who use ellipticals anyway.) After a quick workout amid sweaty guys wearing short shorts and mullets (have I mentioned this fashion rage here?) I headed home to shower and finish up homework before Afrikaans class. When I got home from class it was about 8 pm and I fumbled through my Truth Commissions readings due the next morning before falling ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking