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Travel Blogs from Franschhoek
... gentleman named John who bubbles over with love for wine. He is the owner. He built this home, which is now the restaurant and wine cellar, for his wife many years ago. He is a gem and he enchants us all. John talks about how fortunate they are to have all of their grapes so close to where the grapes are actually pressed so they need to use fewer sulfites than other estates.
He talks about the roses at the end of each row and ...
... backed by vineyards and mountains. At one end of the street there is a fairly impressive monument to the original Huguenot settlers.
After checking in to our (gorgeous) hotel we strolled the street, had an ice cream in the shade , popped in to take a look at the church and then did what Brits ...
... friend. We made it through together...
We arranged to make our way to Hermanus, about one hours drive from the orphanage, to see the whales! It's that time of the year when the whales migrate from Antartica to mate. We were told you can quite possibly see whales 5 meters from the coastline. What a sight to see.
We weren't so lucky the first few hours to spot whales. The walk along the coast was stunning. ...
... backpackers hostel, where had checked in earlier in the day. As we rang the bell on the gate to be let in, the security guard (Jack, who turned out to be a bit of jack-ass) finally came down because the main office was already closed for the night. He was very reluctant to let us in, and what ensued was pandemonium about just about everything. He told us he had locked the office door and then slid the key through a hole in the door, dropping it on the other side, so he ...
... waited in line, a colored woman who looked rather down and out was pushing a cart with her little boy in the front seat. As the two adults waited next to each other in line, looking in opposite directions, the little girl reached across the aisle and took the hand of the little boy. It only lasted for a few seconds and I’m not sure anyone but me noticed, but it made my day (and quite possibly my semester!) But then later that very same day, I was crossing an ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services