Wine, Chocolate, and Sunshine

April 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

On this morning, after a couple great days with Godfrey, it was Clive of capetowntourguide.com who picked us up, bound for the beautiful colonial cities and lush wine country of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

Before leaving the city, however, we stopped at Signal Hill to have a good view.

Signal Hill Cape Town Stadium

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Once in the Stellenbosch region, we visited Ernie Els Wines and then Hidden Valley Vineyards. It was super relaxing on this warm summery day.

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Ernie makes some good wine #majorwinner

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Ernie is a good landscaper #greenthumb

Major Winner

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Ernie has a nice view #deeppockets

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Hidden Valley Vineyards for chocolate and wine tasting #indulgence

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#ohyeah

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Apparently the blue mascot's team lost to the zebra mascot's team #universalhumor

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Here are some road-side shots from the wine country. Mom loved the bouganvilla flowers.

Stellenbosch Roadside Wine Country --------------------

Stellenbosch:

Scooter

Stellenbosch Store --------------------

Stellenbosch was a quaint city with a vibrant tourist core and a university-town feel. It has two sides to it, and there are townships here too with a great deal of poverty. #jeckellandhyde

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Lunch spot #freshgingerbeer

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From Stellenbosch, we drove over gorgeous Helshoogte Pass and descended to Franschhoek.

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Huguenot Monument

Huguenot Monument

Franschhoek Gardens --------------------

Franschhoek

We walked the main street of Franschhoek for an hour or so before driving back to Cape Town.


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