Day 6 Franschhoek

Wine Region.

We left Cape Town this morning during a big Cycle Race whereby the roads around Camps Bay were closed off.

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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.

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bailey’s Bar

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Today we met up with my cousin Steve Bailey. We laughed, we shared memories and we hugged. It’s been a long time since we were running around as 10 year olds. I still think of him as my cool cousin, but now he is all grown up, with a beautiful wife, with a beautiful house, with beautiful kids. He loves Cape Town and Cape Town loves him. See you in 2018 Steve & Taryn! 😉

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The Waterfront

We got our hire car today and headed straight to the V&A Waterfront. It was full of boats, a big wheel, designer shops and restaurants. Stylish and bustling. Mark bought a SA sim card so calling in South Africa is now cheap. We tasted local craft beer in Mitchells, a scottish bar and then had lunch and drank gourmet milkshakes in Gibsons overlooking the harbour. We then strolled around the town, found some colourful bars and markets.

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South African Craft Beer, sponsored by London Pride!
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Colourful bars
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Mark buying a SA Sim