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... especially the wine, and the ridiculously large dessert platters we each had.
It ended up being a nice evening, though a bit chilly, sitting outside in the garden, over a leisurely meal, catching up on each other's African adventures. In addition to agreeing that it was supremely cool to have been able to meet up once more in Africa, we also reached consensus that Africa has been an amazing experience, worthy of a return visit in the not-so-distant future. ...
... more of the area.
Only five minutes down the road was our next stop, Tokara Winery a relatively new winery. This winery was very busy compared the others we visited today. Tokara Winery was located on a hill and had an amazing view of the surrounding hills - full of vines and olive trees. We tasted a few wines and I tasted some olives - Rach can't stand olives - lucky me! We still had one winery to go and decided not to buy any wine here, instead ...
... more upscale today.
... no drink though). Just chilled out for an hour and watched the cricket – SA vs India.
And on the next!! Two more before I hit my hotel.
First off is Mount Rochelle. It is a beautiful vineyard with a large hotel attached. It is really polished and definitely aimed at high end market. The manager wasn’t available to see me so this guy from guest relations came to show me round. He was very funny. He was a huge ...
... rocky peaks of sandstone. We were lucky to see some game on the hike. We saw Klipspringer quite a few times. These animals are very nervous and keep a good distance from you. We encountered a troop of baboons, dassies, frogs, snakes, rabbits and many birds. Some of the most fun we had was exploring the mountains, making our own paths to areas of interest, setting rabbit traps from sicks and string and making supper from tin-foil, veggies and fire.
We didn't see even one ...
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