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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
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After a good breakfast we headed off for the 30 min drive to Franschhoek (French Corner). The place was jumping as Bastille Day celebrations were underway - markets, bunting, food and wine, everyone wearing red or blue berets, etc. The area was settled in the 1680s by Huguenot families escaping Catholic persecution, and their roots are still evident. There was ...
... income! We visited Nelson Mandela's and Desmond Tutu's houses and the Hector Pieterson museum, a tribute to the black children who died in the 1976 peaceful protest by children against having to learn "Africaans". Hector Pieterson was only 13 when he was killed in the uprising along with hundreds of other school children killed and injured. Very informative and while sad, very worthwhile. Drove a bit around ...
... In fact, it’s so small that it’s hard to know where the cellar door is. We find it and enter into a tasting room that feels almost medieval. We opt for their premium reserve tasting, which will allow us to taste all of their top wines. Nothing on the list has received lower than 4.5 stars out of five from Platter. This costs us 50 rand each, about four quid. We are not disappointed. We can’t fault anything we try!
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We arrived yesterday at lunchtime and booked into our accomodation at La Galiniere Cottages. Its really nice and spacious with all the mod cons. Yesterday afternoon we went to a vineyard for a wine tasting and tour. Very informative and plenty to drink. Am not a wine buff but now know a bit more than i did. Last night we went to ...
... than outside the nature reserve and we spent our monies on Chocolate Cake and Apple Tart (the healthier option). After anticipating a long up hill climb back we were surprised how quick it went and Sam Boy even managed to beat a tractor at one point. It was back to Stellenbosch to see some free Botanical gardens. We were happily surprised by these and had a well earned rest.
Weather today - Sunny 25oc, nice wind and cold in the evening, perfect.