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... that was excellent. We haven't seen peanut butter since we left home so it was esp delicious. After the winery we went into town and walked around. Parking was tight as it was Saturday and is a tourist hot spot. So we parked at the far end of the Main Street and walked down hitting some markets before going for lunch. There were 2 markets we hit. One was arts and crafts and the other was mostly snacks and food. The arts and crafts market had a ton of beautiful carvings. ...
We are on the road again this time we are going up to Paarl which is situated bang in the middle of the wine Lands!
The trip is about 45 minutes up the N1. We eventually find our hotel which is a Dutch style building dating back to 1692 called the Diamant ...
Hullo humans, forgive me if I don't remember everything today, it was very overwhelming. Woke up, breakfast, cab. We went down to the waterfront and got on the boat to Robben Island. We sat on the upper deck. I had the sun gleaming on me while the wind blew my hair back. On the way, we saw seals. Did you know that the Dutch word ...
Gazing down from the balcony the scale of the District 6 becomes apparent. Ex-residents have signed embroidered banners, left personal items, photographs and valued memorabilia. Newspaper cuttings are everywhere sharing both the triumph of community spirit that was District 6 and its demise at the height of apartheid. Memories and stories captured in one place for all to share.
One disadvantage to the bright sunshine is that we didn't realize that our headlights were on in the car and so when we got back to our car the battery was dead! We are were parked about halfway up the mountain on a single lane winding road. Right as we thought we were screwed, we saw one of the many self-employed "parking attendants" come to our rescue! For a few Rand tip, these guys will help ...
Other places to stay in Somerset West
Corner of Main Road (M9) & Broadway Boulevard (R44), Somerset West | 3 star hotelfrom $60
1 Erinvale Avenue, Somerset West | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Morgenster Avenue, Somerset West | 4 star hotelfrom $104
8 Waveren Avenue, Somerset West | Hotelfrom $63
Jigger ave, Somerset West | Hotelfrom $73