Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek
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... venues and a great picnic area this is quite a property.
We were met by the beaming winemaker, Van Zyl du Toit in his Rugby top and on top of the world having finished bringing in the harvest only the day before – another young and ambitious winemaker to add to our list. He hails from Riebeek Kasteel in the Cape's Swartland region and comes from a winemaking family. He has a special interest in white wines and headed ...
... farms Lockerby and the present Boschendal.
Auberge Clermont was originally part of the farm Champagne, which was granted to Abraham de Villiers in 1694. He later also owned the farms Lockerby and the present Boschendal.
The farm has changed hands and names a number of times over the years, and is now owned by Chris & Su Everson. Interestingly, Su, whose maiden name is ...
... to the Arabs or the Chinese because they were not considered fair-skinned so it didn't count. What a crock! Not to mention the people native to the land that had been living there, farming and raising cattle since the beginning. Had one of the best pizzas of my life in Kommietjie at a place called Imhoff Farms. They make their own cheeses, raise their own meats and veggies, all organic. I had a pizza loaded with pesto, goat cheese, salami, red onions, & ...
... he had not been circumcised. The doctor then asked when he was going to the bush. This was interesting because earlier in the trip, I learned what the bush was and saw one of the places it happened in Langa. Every black male has to go to the bush as a rite of passage when he becomes a man. He stays in a wooded area in a hut for a few weeks. During this time he is circumcised. He is alone most of the time and only sees men when they bring him food. After a ...
... so, we will enjoy those things.
The guys at the Chamonix tasting recommended Okamai, the Japanese restaurant at Glenwood estate. It sounds posh so we call to make a booking and then consult our Franschhoek map to guide ourselves there. We pass vistas of mountains and lakes and vineyards en route. We arrive to even more spectacular views from their parking area. Spectacular so too are the mosquitoes! Inside we rush to the safety of ...