Protea Hotel Dorpshuis
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... sad to see and it makes you wonder what they must go through without having electricity in their homes and might have to travel long distances for water and such.
The most fun thing was tasting different kinds of wine with good company. My favorite was the Credo bottle which is a mixture of three different red wines blended into one.
The least ...
... this idilic village is a shanty town perched illegally on an old rubbish tip, home to several thousand black South Africian families. As it is illegal the municipality is not required to supply essential services such as rubbish removal, electricity or running water. However as these people are poor they don't seem to me to have many other options for accommodation. As most of them in fact have employment in Stellenbosch, doing the menial lowest paid jobs, there MAY ...
... found me dozing. I have to blame it on the comfy chairs and sofas.
We were running out of time, so we just drove up to Hidden Valley to check out the view and take a few photos. Then we headed back towards the Cape Town Airport and it started to rain very hard. We checked in to a Road Lodge and thought it would be similar to a Holiday Inn, but it was not very nice. We had a 6 a.m. flight back to Johannesburg, so we just dealt with it.
... tour by an ex-prisoner gave us a sobering perspective of what the country had gone through.
Our last day was spent with me and Zoe in the Muslim section of the city learning to cook in the Cape Maylay style while Steve headed out with a climbing guide to do a classic rock climb on Table Mountain. While we were making samosas, chicken curry, and chili bits with a lovely family who opened their house to us and shared their customers, Steve was freezing his tail off in ...
... from us. A clinic was located inside the pharmacy so we were inquiring about that while we waited. The pharmacist said we may have an opportunity to come check it out, after we talk to the owner. There was a sign that said how much each medical service was, something we would not likely see in the states. (Most people here refer to America as "the states.") After we left our mission was to go get ice cream. KFC was on the way back, yet of ...