Our first day at Stellenbosch

Trip Start Jan 17, 2013
Trip End Feb 01, 2013

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Flag of South Africa  , Western Cape,
Monday, January 21, 2013

Last night we had our final meal in Cape Town at Mano a Mano. A very friendly, down to earth family run restaurant. We picked up our hire car and set off to Stellenbosch early this morning.We stopped at the town and explored the area, had a coffee and then headed to a butterfly farm on the outskirts of the town.

From there we booked into the Marianne Wine Estate where we are staying for the next two days. It is extremely pretty here with wonderful views of the countryside and the surrounding area. One amazing coincidence was as we drew up another couple arrived and they are from Bourne and we met the other side of the world.

We have already taken advantage of the pool and Michael (dad) has enjoyed the wine tasting of the award winning wines produced on the estate. We are looking forward to a barbecue this evening. We are sitting on a verandah overlooking fields upon fields of vineyards with a backdrop of mountains in the distance enjoying the sunshine. Hope you are not too cold at home.
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Nicola on

Looks lovely again! It is a very small world isn't it! We had a snow day today, most schools closed due to the weather. Back in tomorrow though to face the ice! Enjoy the wine! X

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