Le Quartier Francais
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... We had such a good time. Bought a few wines and took some pretty amazing pictures. We never get tired of the scenery here. The wine tram ran perfectly and was actually started by a guy from California and his father that lives here.
We have a reservation at Ruben's tonight for dinner. It is ranked in the top 5 restaurants in all of South Africa. Should be an unforgettable meal ...
... 80's and could easily pass for someone 20 years younger. We received some good lessons in work ethic and also life in general. His success is a good example of what can be achieved from taking a risk every once in a while and working *********gside it. We headed up the western cape one afternoon and managed a great view of the Atlantic whilst in Western Coast NP. This area ...
... with the other volunteer, Lilian. Lilian is a wonderful woman from Holland...of course! We have gotten along great and are a good tag-team with the children...all 18 of them. Yes, 18 children. Unreal!
I don't have down the ages just yet but the smallest is about 18 months and the oldest maybe 13? The older children stay with Bubbles and George, her husband, in their home, and the smaller children in ...
... given me a villa suite. Basically bigger than any apartment I have ever lived in! Absolutely huge! Even the bath was oversized, I was able to lie down under the water and I am over 6ft!
For the rest of the day I relaxed and headed for a light dinner. There is an outside place in the centre with a cool reggae band, perfect for a warm evening here.
Yet again an early night as heading off at 7 am in the morning. 90min to Hermanus tomorrow! ...
... the dune pops - Dune 45. The dune is made up of 5 million year old sand that was brought by the Orange River from the Kalahari Desert and gets its name from being at the 45th kilometer of the road connecting the Sesriem gate and Sossusvlei. We climbed the 170m high dune at sunset, which wasn't easy on the feet given the heat of the sand and the fact that, under the influence ...
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