Protea Hotel Dorpshuis

22 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, 7599, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 7599, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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Day 32 - Spit or Swallow?

A travel blog entry by simonannals


... didn't speak English. This was going to be fun. We sat down on a large outside table just before 10.00am and were given our 1st taste, a sparkling wine, Kaapse Vonkel. Colleen explained the history of the wine farm (not vineyard) and some interesting facts about South African wine making. She showed us how to drink it, slurping in in with air, but I found it easier just to swish it round my mouth then swallow. Spittoons were provided and we were shocked to see ...

Wine flies when you're having fun

A travel blog entry by segacs


... winery called Lovane, which made small quantities of wine only and had excellent red wines. I bought a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon for my second bottle of the day that I have no idea how I'll get home. Finally, we wound up the tour at Annandale, a winery known for its higher quality wines and having some connection (I wasn't quite clear on the details) to a former famous professional rugby player who will come around and personally sign ...

Soup Kitchen, Springbok and Sharks.....

A travel blog entry by sbgibbons


... in at 3am, then had to be up at 4am to drive 2 hours to the place, urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhh i wanted to die!

It was AMAZING though. You travel for 15 mins on the boat then a guy mixes up a lovely concoction of fish guts and sea water and throws it in the water to attract the shark. At the same time another guy is thowing a giant tuna head, attached to a rope into the water as a visual target. We only had to wait about 20 mins until a shark arrived; it was about 2 meters ...

Summing up

A travel blog entry by thesunroseclear


... stand out from the crowd in some way. For example in Phuthaditjhaba with over a million people, we didn't see any other foreigners. This makes you more wary than multiracial Cape Town. It's not that black people are likely to commit crime, it's just that for the few who may have that tendency, you are the obvious target.

In the past 35 years, the population of South Africa has doubled to 50 million. The white population, still over 4 million, ...

Robben island

A travel blog entry by burkeandcindy


... then went into detail about how they are free now and hold no grudge toward the people who treated them badly. He said all they wanted was peace and equality. They want the world to see peace can be achieved. The men who lived this horrible life we learned about see that peace is achievable. It's something we should strive for in our everyday lives. Burke and I returned to our b&b in cape town (2inn1 kennsington). We love ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 22 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, 7599, Stellenbosch, is near De Zalze Golf Club, The Village Museum, Dorp Street, and Lanzerac Spa & Wellness Centre.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good