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... day. Holden and Mants are two fellows who have entered the holy bond of matrimony. Holden is English Mants is German. They live in England and Germany 6 months and come down to the winery for 6 months. The winery was up for sale at $85 Million. Then something happened and the bank decided it had to be sold faster. Holden and Mants were in the right spot at the right time and picked it up for a steal. They only had to pay $40 million for it. Damn, I missed a ...
... and it slides in neatly under the roof rack.
We decided to fit a Hannibal awning to the roof rack. This awning has no poles or ropes, is strong and quick to put up. The roof rack is now FULL - both space-wise and weight-wise. Landy's are often overloaded on their roofs and are damaged as a result, and we really don't want this to happen.
Once we got ...
... apartheid years. Each cell in one block had a story board explaining the person and their experiences. We were taken around the cells by an ex-inmate who was imprisoned for "treason". Was well worth the visit and explained a lot of South Africa's recent political history. Headed out of Cape Town on the motorway (120km/hr limit which is a bit much for a gutless 6speed corolla) and up into wine country. Stopped for a snack at ...
... homestead, 2 mins walk from town, with a stunning mountain backdrop. Friday night we went to Moyo restaurant at Spier's winery, back in Stellanbosch. That was a bit disappointing, especially for Sharon & Craig who had had a lovely lunch there 6 years previously. Saturday morning we had a look around the shops & weekend market, then out for a drive around the wineries. We had lunch at Leopard's Leap. Fantastic food & ...
... saw the "decorative' power plant's cooling towers with a bungee jump in between and high-rise office buildings painted up with advertising. Also saw our second car accident - the first yesterday in Joburg with a totally mangled vehicle wrapped around a pole & dead driver; today's in Capetown involved an ambulance wrecked and lying on its side. Driving is quite hazardous around here!
Flying into Capetown we ...
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