Protea Hotel Stellenbosch
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This was our last proper day of our holiday so a lazy breakfast had been called for with Garth and Les having got up early for a game of Golf. Jon & Alison went off to investigate some wine tasting opportunities and the rest of us decided an hour's cycling around the surrounding wine estate ad vineyards would while away the time until we were …
Today we were making our last leg of the journey back towards Cape Town and to the Winelands –specifically, the Protea Hotel situated just on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. The drive across would only take about a couple of hours tops (depending on whether we took the coast road or the itineraried route over the mountain) so we could have a …
... an age long tradition that has the purpose of making you feel welcome among the people.
Then a dozen persons come over to meet you; they introduce themselves, they explain their role during the evening, they ask about you and query you about a little of everything. It is quite a social encounter.
The dinner is a buffet. Everything offered is African fare. We've eaten many things, some of which we are unsure of... But the boys ...
And then strangely enough, as I was thinking of clever words for the alliteration of this blog title (I do try to make these interesting), a strange word popped into my head: bereavement.
It threw me off guard that it was one of the first 'b’ words that came to mind. But then I thought about Grandma Dickson and it slowly began to piece together.
Grandma Dickson was like a second grandmother to ...
... the town.
We stayed in the Albarosa GH. Perfectly close to the centre so we did not need
to take the car. The next day we planned to do a hike in the national park but
there was one rainy cloud which just stayed there and emptied itself so we went wine tasting instead. There
is only so much wine one can try before they all taste the same.
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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