Trip Start Mar 11, 2009
55Trip End Jan 05, 2010
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Dist cov. = 501 km
9th - It took us about 4 hours to reach Stellenbosch, which can be found in the Winelands area 46km east of Cape Town. It is a University town/city that contains lots of colonial architecture, and is the second-oldest European settlement - established on the banks of the Eerste River in 1679.
Martin, Elyse, Rob and I went off for lunch at McDonalds (really cheap), just for a change of meal for me and Martin has been eager for one since middle of west Africa
We are staying at Stumble Inn, which is split over 2 old houses, one with a pool and the other has the bar and reception. This is where Easy Rider Wine Tours operates from - a long-established company offering a good price for wine tastings at 4 different winefarms with lunch and a cheese tasting included.
Had a Braai put on for us tonight by Stumble Inn.
Dist cov. = 175 km
10th - Went on the wine tour with Easy Rider, I did the non-wine tasting option and paid 120 Rand less than the full price. It was good to see the places and it is good value for money if you like wine - you get to try at least 20 different wines.
Getting pizzas for our evening meal and we are heading off to Cape Town tomorrow
11th - Arrived at Ashanti Lodge at 11am, my parents were already there waiting for me. So I went off with them to The Oceana appartments, which is in Camps Bay and it is where I'll be staying for the next week. Camps Bay has the 12 Apostles behind it and beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, both views can be seen from our appartment.....these views are both fantastic.
Got a restock of clothes for the next part of the trip. Plus checked how my 'African Diet' is going and I've now lost 20kg since the start of the trip.....that's alot of willpower and only being ill a few times.
Dist cov. = 56 km
Total Distance Cov. = 23,369 km
"See Cape Town blog for the activities during the week off the trip"
Start of Leg 2
19th - Said goodbye to my parents and prepared for the long drive today
An introduction to overlanding for the new guys and girls.
Dist cov. = 1025 km