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Well we made it to South Africa! G hasn't been back since 1987 so it was his homecoming!

We spent a night on the banks of the Orange River swimming (and finally showering to get the sand out of every part of our body)!

Our next stop was the university town of Stellenbosch... unfortunately our truck had a different plan and we had 2 tire blowout about 10kms outside of Stellenbosch!!

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Oh well, made it eventually! Had a few drinks that evening at a local bar and felt like we could have been in England!

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The next morning we went on a wine tour of Stellenbosh, Franschhoek and Paarl. Some of our group was a bit worse for wear after the night before but we had an amazing time visiting Simonsig, Donne Dieu, Boschendal and Fairview (which also had cheese tasting!!!!). Quite a long day and we saw some beautiful vineyards.

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Spent the rest of our time in Stellenbosch enjoying real food again!

Next its on to Cape Town!!!

Till Next Time!
C&G

Posted by ctravelbug 09:39 Archived in South Africa Tagged vineyard winery south_africa paarl stellenbosch franshhoek orange_river

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recollected me my bachelors trip to western cape. there are many good places it seems, but we could visit only at Stellenbosch.. it was actually a mini break and had to turn back asap. most of the time we spent in Stellenbosch enjoying wide variety of food.. taste at Jan Cats simply superb. we did try two more in the town square center.. around 40 restaurants in one level.

even the place we stayed at was good enough. it is http://www.majekahouse.co.za/ a worth for what we paid.

27.12.2011 by dansch1

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