Protea Hotel Franschhoek
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- Swimming pool
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... is a large packhouse run by a subsidiary of the Karsten group called Karsten fruit packers. They were packing plums and apples. It was the first time I've seen the apples being packed; unlike grapes and plums which are kept as dry as possible the apples are moved from intake to sorting via a channel of water which they bob along. They are then sorted by size, damage, colour etc, much the same as the other fruit I have seen. I also saw where the trucks arrive with the fruit, ...
... 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 ...
So what's the first thing Aaron and I did once we’d rented a set of wheels? Headed to South Africa’s wine country.
Sometimes it can be a bit annoying when strangers give you good advice – only because I don’t take it. Aaron asked the guy that worked in reception at our hostel in Cape Town where the best place was to rent a car for a few days and he mentioned "Around About Cars" have the best rates. So of course, ...
... 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 ...