Protea Hotel Franschhoek
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... and re-checked them with KLM for the longer trip home. Now I'm basically just hanging out at the gate. Cape Town's airport is quite small, and I've browsed all the shops already. I hate the feeling of killing time when I only have one more day of vacation, but what can you do? Anyway, the airport sound system is piping in bad 90s pop (Spice Girls? Really?) and I'm taking that as a sign that my vacation is truly over and it's time to go home.
... don't want to be late for a meeting with these ruthless people, who may punish insolence by cutting off our toes and stuffing them into our ears.
Franschhoek is considered to be the most beautiful town in these Winelands, with an air of sophistication lent by its various art galleries and fine restaurants, purported to be some of the best in the country. Overall, Le Bon Vivant, tonight's choice for dinner, did not disappoint - for the most part, things ...
... more of the area.
Only five minutes down the road was our next stop, Tokara Winery a relatively new winery. This winery was very busy compared the others we visited today. Tokara Winery was located on a hill and had an amazing view of the surrounding hills - full of vines and olive trees. We tasted a few wines and I tasted some olives - Rach can't stand olives - lucky me! We still had one winery to go and decided not to buy any wine here, instead ...
... and "escapees."
After bath-time the children are sent to the "holding cell" I like to call it in the family room where they wait to be fed. This is a whole other event. One very long island in the kitchen with stools surrounding it is where most of the children sit and eat, the others in highchairs and one little guy sits alone at the table...oh, and one in the pack n' play. Yep, thats the picture. Until recently, Lilian and I helped the little ones ...
... the best with their private pool.
I had loads of time so I was able to take a wine tour with the owner’s father. This was a lot more informative and interactive than the previous ones I have been on. Though I did end up trying about 6 different wines, not good when driving around doing site inspections. Lucky enough it was only a sip of each.
By this stage I was pretty wrecked. I took myself off for lunch in a South ...