Day 6 South Africa Adventure

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

This morning we visited Stellenbosch, part of the Cape Winelands region and is located about 31 miles east of Cape Town.IMG_0636

We were met by Simone, our guide for the morning and she works for “Bites and Sites”, cultural food tours!IMG_0651

It was a wonderful way to experience the history and flavors of the city.  It was a walking tour of the old town center along with stops for sampling food and drink and then lunch was provided at the end of the tour.IMG_0650

Cape Dutch style
Notice the thatched roof!


One of our stops was at a bakery to pick up breadsticks to try.

It was the perfect day for a walk around this beautiful city!

Oom Samie Se Winkel which means “Uncle Sammy’s shop. It is a popular tourist stop because of some of the unusual items it sells. We walked through the store. Eyes only!
This sculpture was created by South African artist Dylan Lewis. His inspiration comes from the wilderness and he has focused on cats.


Stellenbosch town hall
The design consists of iron silhouettes of Mandela’s face applied to two sides of a wall. We only saw the eastern side which shows Mandela’s face and a map of the important places in Mandela’s life!

Our walk consisted of wine tasting and gourmet chocolates paired with the wine at Brampton’s Wine studio.IMG_0702IMG_0696IMG_0699IMG_0703

The chocolates were SO good!  IMG_2256

Our lunch was served in the dining room of the Oude Werf Hotel.  We were served salad, meat, cheeses, red and white wine!


Dave’s dessert
Kay’s GF fruit sticks dessert

After lunch we had some free time to visit some of the shops.

This afternoon we went to a beautiful winery, Vergelegen, for some wine tasting and we also had time to walk through the estate’s beautiful grounds.IMG_0771


It was a busy but fun day!

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