Protea Hotel Franschhoek
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... a diagnosis. The doctor came over and confirmed his diagnosis to which the student looked at me and said, "I actually got it right!" OH MY GOSH. I was in awe. This student was in his final year before his residency and he could hardly manage the patients I saw him with. After that patient I followed around the doctor, who went to school in Arizona. He was very willing to help and answer any questions we had. Every room he went into we were expected to follow ...
... at a winery, it was with a personalized tour of an artist's studio.
After the studio tour, the evening started with a sundowner, what South Africans call happy hour, a drink while watching the sun set. The Winelands around Franschhoek provide the perfect backdrop for a sundowner, with its beautiful views and moderate weather. Returning to the Dieu Donne winery for sunset was the perfect denouement to our little story in the Winelands ...
... We had to leave - there were many more wineries to visit! We drove through Paarl and at about 20 minutes later we arrived at the Solms-Delta Wine Estate. Wine here had not been produced for many centuries until Mark Solms arrived in 2000. This winery was also located in a beautiful scenic location - surrounded by mountains. We sat outside in the shade of a large tree. The staff served us the tastings as we took in the view of the mountains and vines. Once ...
... introduced rabbits which have subsequently destroyed the fauna on the island. A Sth African lady suggested that they chop all the trees down for the guide to only then explain that they attract over 200 hundred species of bird life to the island. They really can't get over Hershelle Gibbs dropping the World Cup can they? The stories continued to flow making our tour of the jail drastically short. The tours are conducted by inmates who recall their experiences in the jail and ...
... one of the best restaurants in the town which has a great local following. One nice touch is that they have a screening room for guest use or private hire. Ask about the experience menu – it's a tourism aid and ideas unique to them.
Just a short walk away is the Last Word Franschoek guesthouse. Like every other last word is it a very pastel coloured guesthouse with definite over 40s vibe. They have nice large rooms and ...