Cape Winelands, South Africa

The Cape Winelands is a region of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is the largest wine producing region in South Africa and is divided into six main wine regions, each offering its own unique wine route. We drove through parts of three of the regions: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. The Cape Winelands (outlined in red…

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We Love Cape Town!

We’ve been so delighted to return to the many wonders of Cape Town. Along with Sydney and Paris, it ranks as a favorite city of ours. Mountains, ocean, beaches, and vineyards; fascinating history and cosmopolitan, happening vibe … we highly recommend this fabulous destination to anyone. Oh, and $1US buys almost 15 South African Rand, making it so affordable just…

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A first (and a funny) in the Cape Town airport

So, we’ve all seen baggage handlers or porters in the airports, and in Africa, they are ubiquitous. Having quite a few bags between us due to our 3 week Africa trip, plus Kilimanjaro climb, we and the Taylors decided to use the services of a porter in the Cape Town airport. As he’s wheeling our bags through the terminal, he’s…

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More Table Mountain pics

View of Lion’s Head from Platteklip Gorge hike Clouds moving in fast… get out the winter gloves.. brrr! Beautiful Camp’s Bay… could be Malibu! Table Mountain Cable Car – now. Interesting fact: they car water up for the restrooms and cafe in big tanks attached to the bottom of the cable car. Same tanks…

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Table Mountain, Cape Town, SA

The day before the climb…. there’s the goal in the background….Table Mountain – an iconic South African mountain to conquer! Table Mountain, Cape Town, SA Hiking up Platteklip Gorge: Platteklip Gorge on Table Mountain Hiking up Platteklip Gorge View of Lion’s Head from the top of Table Mountain View of Cape…

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