The Beautiful South
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... been recommended by people I'd met over the last 4 months who'd been. This was one of the many wine routes and one of the most beautiful - Stellenbosch. They weren't kidding.
A gorgeous day, and a drive along the cape passing the mountain and wine farm scenery. The more inland we went the more wine farms there were. One after the other offering tours, tastings, and food markets. I can now see why we'll be mapping out a wine route for the farms we want to visit. There ...
A circular drive through the mountains via Franschhoek and Elgin. Stopped at the Boschendal winery just before Franschhoek, or of the oldest wine estates in the country, established back in The eighteenth century (I think) the original manor house has been turned into a museum. Stopped at Franschhoek for coffee and one toasted sandwich, nobody else seemed to be hungry, pretty little place. The drive up into the Franschhoek pass was picturesque, sheer drops ...
... a lot of stomping and songs in traditional African languages. Seeing the African dances definitely showed me where hinges like step dancing and popular dance come from. After a very high energy (and loud) performance, we finally headed to dinner. We have yet to e pertinence authentic South African food but the restaurant that we went to was Ethiopian. The meal started with a thin bread made of rice flour and spices with spinach dip an lentil dip. ...
... to a spread of food (tuna crackers, crackers with shredded cheese, lemon meringue pie handmade by Jolene, and potato chips). It was such a nice gesture of them to set all this up for us. We had a bit of reflection and thank you's to one another. Then I was asked to give a bit of a speech (impromptu). It started off great and then I got super emotional in my reflecting on our time spent in Manenberg, which led to my crying and everyone else to follow. Sorry! I ...
... interesting material we learned today. Took some pics but I am sure that I may post them later. Our internet here is progressively slower so its difficult to load.
After leaving the museum, we were driven around downtown Cape Town which was beautiful! I wasn't even aware that there was even another Cape Town from where we were saying. I thought that we were staying in the nice area but actually, Cape Town is exactly like Malibu from the looks. ...