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Travel Blogs from Stellenbosch
... ensued. Bedded.
Benny (driver) & Cade (guide) - both Aussies
Danielle - Dutch
Niamh, Gillian - Irish
Tina, Archie, Louise, Amanda, Si, Ben, Todd, Anita, Tom - Aussies
Marianne, Jonathan - Canadians
Dan, Gareth, Rob, me, Sian (aka C), Chris, Dave, Clare - UK
Oldest me, youngest 19.
13th April A few sore heads in the morning. A lazy day wandering around Stellenbosch. Bedded. ...
... all the way to Strand on the coast – the place we were just a few days ago. On the way back down to rejoin the ‘beaten path’ we pull into Hidden Valley, another estate Sue recommended. However, this time it’s closed for a wedding. Oh well. Next time.
Off to Kleine Zalze we go. We can get some very good value bottles of theirs in London as well and we’re keen to see what the estate is like and try some ...
... kavorted on the dancefloor praying they didn't pick us up for a dance!
Got up early for our first real road trip here so very excited. Over 300kms to the Garden Route starting point Mossel bay, even so far the drive down the N2 was still spectaular, mountain passes, lakes, forests, green rolling hills, remined me very much of New Zealand quaint scenes, rural farmland and always the sillouhette of a mountain etched into the horizon.
... those months, I unfortunately failed my test a couple of times with a third time lucky motto pulling me through and finally granting me that piece of paper that allows me to drive on my own - YEY!
As I don't have any immediate family left in SA and so had no means for driving practise, I was only able to go over the many things learnt and fine tune with a driving instructor... cue many, many Rand bills! In order to not spend all my savings on driving lessons (boy they add ...
... of the night though, was the Student Services staff for the study abroad program accompanied me for the night. Her name is Nicole and she’s from South Africa and hilarious. Hanging out with her was like being with an old friend. We went to get Indian food for dinner. I realized that up to this point I had not tried South African beer yet, so I had have one of those. Pretty good! Went well with my chicken korma. Nicole had recently moved to Cape Town from another part of ...