Xanadu Guest Villa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Back when our itinerary was changed (or finalised once more) we saw that CMV had included Mossel Bay into our cruise. We had previously visited Mossel Bay, which is about 400 kms east of Capetown, having been taken there by our dear friends Paul and Jenny when we visited them back in November 2003. It is a small town of about 60,000 inhabitants situated on one of the few sheltered harbours on the south coast of South Africa and is famous for the visit by Portuguese explorers in ...
... and Hugo Chavez's redistribution of land to impoverished peasants. He also wears a beret when he speaks, which of course can be somewhat reminiscent of scary communists! Anyway, here's a recent piece about him in a magazine called News 24. Ironically enough, after Scott and Eloise left to head back to Pretoria, I spoke with Leon, who I imagined as an Afrikaner would have a more conservative viewpoint on the situation, but was surprisingly sympathetic ...
... and back to me before responding, "have you seen Indecent Proposal?". His entourage laughed loudly. We shook hands. He hugged Sue longingly I thought. She didn't try real hard to break the embrace I must admit. Amazing. I wonder whether he was talking rand or dollars. NOT THAT IT MATTERS. We bought some amazing art in Stellenbosch. We managed to purchase a real size elephant print that had been molded in natural fibres. The elephants name was Harry from Knysna. ...
... it. I'd had enough meat for one day so I enjoyed some light sushi and, of course, some wine! We also learned about a local artist whom we absolutely were blown away by... you shall see in our new flat soon why!
Wine - The one at The Point Hotel, Mossel Bay - Chenin Blanc - A pleasant table wine. Wine - The one at the Blue Olive, Wilderness - Ladismith Shiraz - Rich and warm overtones lingering on the mouth for longer than you'd expect!
... soup for supper and some stunning fresh snoek which we put on bread rolls for lunch. Very, very jummy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Spent the rest of the day relaxing and catching up on much needed washing of clothes. Even the bikes got TLC wash from their Dads. They were very happy bikes.
Today we decided to use the Sani and have a group trip in one vehicle. We left our bikes at home to rest as we were going to be travelling some serious dirt ...