Simondium's Country Lodge

Rd. R45, Paarl, Western Cape, 7670, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Paarl

Another week flown by

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

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15th Feb
I was picked up by Dirkie who manages the Proteas on the farm and we went to visit two farms where they grow vines. His father manages one of the farms, hence the visit! First we went to a farm in Stellenbosch and met up with his father who explained about what they do there. On the farm they have every wine grape variety in South Africa, and most of the ones in the world. They also have some table grapes. They have five of each type and they can plant them on ...

Jiminy and me

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... chirp, chirp

-Gee, that cricket is really close by...

-Chirp, chirp, chirp

- Maybe he got stuck under the canvas Lance just put on top of all our stuff?

-Chirp, chirp, chirp, chirp

-Hum, it's getting loud... and more often! I am not going to be able to sleep... and Lance who is starting to snore... argh

-Chirp, chirp, chirp

-It does seem to help to hit the sides of the tent! Jiminy starts all over again after a 2 ...

Gum trees and rabbits.

A travel blog entry by ianandsuejones

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... s release from prison as he insisted on a gala dinner to recognize their incredible show of bravery.  We discovered that the Indians were the first Government to raise concerns to the world about the Apartheid movement, the Turkish built Mosques and refused to segregate their worshippers while the Americans introduced KFC. And as for the Australians?   We contributed gum trees which absorb the islands fresh water supplies so water is shipped in for the residents.  But thats not ...

6 days in the Hottentots Holland mountains

A travel blog entry by jovi

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... rocky peaks of sandstone. We were lucky to see some game on the hike. We saw Klipspringer quite a few times. These animals are very nervous and keep a good distance from you. We encountered a troop of baboons, dassies, frogs, snakes, rabbits and many birds. Some of the most fun we had was exploring the mountains, making our own paths to areas of interest, setting rabbit traps from sicks and string and making supper from tin-foil, veggies and fire.

We didn't see even one ...

It takes a village...

A travel blog entry by sarahinsoafrica

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... it all came crashing down around me. Exams and papers therefore went about as well as expected (Ok, professor, you really want me to try to talk to you in Afrikaans for an HOUR when my vocabulary doesn't exceed 50 words?!...)Needless to say, I think it was equally painful for both of us- and I thank my native friends for attempting to teach me Afrikaans, with a special thanks to the friend who showed up at our flat within seconds of receiving my roommate’s ...

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