Franschhoek Country House & Villas
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Today we had our last breakfast in the lovely Cape Grace Hotel and headed east in our hire car. We drove inland to the Cape Winelands, through Stellenbosch to the historic town of Franschhoeck, where our hotel is. Franschhoeck is where the French Huguenots settled in the 1800s and started to plant vines and make wine. The Franschhoeck Country House …
... special things and a coffee shop is just a coffee shop unless you do something which shows your personality. The 'Blue crane and the butterfly' is one of those coffeeshops. It is a happy place with friendly staff and the best coffee in town.
They call a cappuccino in Stellenbosch a flat white, which confused me initially but on recommendation of the waiter at this delightful coffee shop I ordered one and received the most delicious cappuccino which I enjoyed ...
... to the best drinking shot - The Springbok. This is a mix of Amarula cream (South African baileys) and peppermint liqueur resulting in a shot that tastes like an after dinner mint. So naturally we started the wine tasting tour with a few Springbok shots! We began our wine tasting at 10:30, first heading to the largest privately owned winery in South Africa. We tasted a few whites and some amazing reds! ...
... finishing old ones. He is a very easy going, lovely man, capable of exuberant laughter and conversation. We walked the streets and chatted about South Africa, race issues, innovation and creativity, collaboration, local art and good wine. We tasted a bunch of wine, given how the area is famous for wine. According to Frank, at the Vinelands wine bar, the list of best vineyards in the area include: Rusl & Verdle, Warwick, Tokara, ...
So what's the first thing Aaron and I did once we’d rented a set of wheels? Headed to South Africa’s wine country.
Sometimes it can be a bit annoying when strangers give you good advice – only because I don’t take it. Aaron asked the guy that worked in reception at our hostel in Cape Town where the best place was to rent a car for a few days and he mentioned "Around About Cars" have the best rates. So of course, ...