Mont Rochelle Hotel
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... Franschhoek, 350 years ago, was where elephants used to come and give birth. They would stay in the valley for about 9 months and then head back into the jungle. The French came in and eventually scared off the elephants and decided to settle in the area. The land was divided up and people began to live in this beautiful valley. Haut cabriere started making wine in the 70s and bought a second vineyard next door in the 90s. ...
... s release from prison as he insisted on a gala dinner to recognize their incredible show of bravery. We discovered that the Indians were the first Government to raise concerns to the world about the Apartheid movement, the Turkish built Mosques and refused to segregate their worshippers while the Americans introduced KFC. And as for the Australians? We contributed gum trees which absorb the islands fresh water supplies so water is shipped in for the residents. But thats not ...
... Sorry for the lack of photos, I did have some to download, but somebody packed our camera into a box that wasn't ours at the Poitje competition and it hasn't surfaced yet - anyone out there reading this with their poitje stuff still in a bag, can you keep an eye out for a canon digital SLR in a blue case - thanks)
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... An educational wine-tasting tour was, of course, a must and we managed to take in five wineries in as many hours. Top marks go to Fairview for its combined cheese and wine tasting! Anyhow, we managed to suffer our way through all that and then topped the day off with a highly cultured and sophisticated tasting of our first McDonalds since September... Delightful!
... minute walk each way), and left Lola to entertain Mama H when she arrived.
On our way out of our building, we ran into one of the guys who frequently helps with AIFS excursions, who is basically the South African equivalent of an RA, and HE HAS A CAR. But here’s the thing- his car is is like his first born child. A spoiled first born child with an overly protective parent. He polishes it daily. He barely allows people near it. Nice guy, but a little ...
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