Monthly Archives: November 2010

Wine Route

Stellenbosch – Vergelegen, Simonsig, Fairview, Dieu Donne, Boschendal, Simonsig, Fairview – Cape Town We left Hermanus towards Stellenbosch, and about 10 minutes into the trip we decided to stop at a winery on the way.  Lisa hauled out the Lonely Planet … Continue reading

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Cape Agulhas and Hermanus

We unfortunately didn’t get to see too much of Mossel Bay.  A quick drive to see the lighthouse and then a stop at the post office were all we had time for before the 4 hour drive to the Southernmost tip … Continue reading

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Cango Caves, Outdshoorn, and Mossel Bay

After we left Knysna, we headed straight inland for Cango Caves.  Discovered by a farmer in the 18th century, they were explored and used as a concert venue that could hold up to 2000 people until the 1980s, when someone … Continue reading

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Knysna – our night in a township

While we were reading Lonely Planet and researching this trip, we came across an interesting experience opportunity: spending the night in a township.  For some reason, we decided to give it a try.  Lonely Planet said “It just might be … Continue reading

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The Bays: Jeffrey’s Bay and Plettenberg Bay

Ohhhh, J-Bay, how you were good to us!  Good food, good drink, good shopping, good men to look at . . . But I digress. We left Graaf-Reinet on a sunny Friday morning, and arrived in Jeffrey’s Bay on an overcast … Continue reading

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Cintsa and Graaff-Reinet

We left Umkomaas on November 1st and drove all day.  It was long, boring, and not even very scenic.  See my previous post about driving through Wyoming, you’ll get the idea, except this drive was longer.  It paid off though, … Continue reading

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Scuba Diving Part 2

Back to diving though . . . Hallowe’en (ahhh, that was SO long ago!) dawned under an overcast sky, and saw Lisa and I anxiously eating breakfast before our first ever sea dive.  Ever the prompt Canadians, we were there … Continue reading

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Cape Town Catch Up

Since my last quick post, a lot has happened . . . I’ve been to Table Mountain on a cloudless, windless day to see Cape Town from above, walked along Long Street and around the city, and sat on Dolphin … Continue reading

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Cape Town

Yes!  I’m in Cape Town and so far it’s been amazing!  At an internet cafe that we happened upon, so unfortunately I can’t upload some of the posts that I’ve written about what I’ve been up to, but here is … Continue reading

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Ok, so yes I know I’m behind on the blogging.  SA has far less available internet than I thought, and also far MORE to do than I ever imagined.  That’s why I’m staying. !!! Yup, I’ve cancelled my flight to … Continue reading

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