After a delicious breakfast at the Protea Hotel, we walked to the town to collect our tram bus. First stop was Boschendal. My cousin Steve had recommended we took the purple route. Two hours of drinking wine we then moved onto the next winery. We stayed an hour, then the next and the next and so on.
On our way, we got talking to a lovely couple, Jake and Charlotte, doctors from Oxford. Then there was a young local guy who was in the wine industry so he kept us informed all day long. The next stop we met Brian and Anna from our trip to Table Mountain.
As the day progressed we collected two other couples, one from Canada and the other from Israel. Everyone had a great time and we all stuck together.
By the end of the day, we’d made plans to meet that evening for drinks. This is where it became a little hazy. Apparently, we had a very nice time drinking and eating pizza.
We left Cape Town this morning during a big Cycle Race whereby the roads around Camps Bay were closed off.
Stellenbosch was en route and we stopped to have a mooch around. It had a cafe style vibe, with lots of restaurants and bars offering al fresco dining. There were lots of beautiful people and high profile cars enjoying a casual drinks and lazy lunches. It is the place to go for a relaxed hour or two with friends and family.
We have now arrived in Franschhoek. Our hotel is pretty with a colonial charm. Our room is on the bottom right.
Upon arrival, we booked a tour of the wineries for tomorrow, then found the Tuk Tuk Microbrewery! Beer, nachos, guacamole, chips, dips – yum yum yum.
After lounging by the pool reading my book, we headed out to a pizzeria for dinner. The sound of the saxophone drew us in. The music was fantastic and the musician played whilst he walked around the restaurant, inside and out. He never made eye contact with anyone, he was just content in his own world.