Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SA Trip 7: Constantia

Mon 31-Dec-07 / Wed 02-Jan-08

A short hop from Robertson to Constantia for the final leg and the final wine tasting at Klein Constantia. Given as how they do South Africa's most famous sweet wine, and one that has an association with Le Gavroche, it had to be on the itinerary.

010 Klein Constantia

After which we met up with Andrew, an ex-colleague who moved to SA some 7 years ago. His three week tour of SA and ours managed to pass within a couple of miles of each other (!) on the 31st so we met for lunch and a natter.

020 Lunch with Andrew and wife

After that if was off to the third hotel in the Liz McGrath Collection: The Cellars-Hohenort and a fine 5 star hotel it was too. Another Gala dinner for New Year's Eve:

050 New Year's Eve

New Year's Day we spent hours walking round the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
130 Botanical gardens -

That evening our last meal in SA was at the hotel in the Cape Malay Restaurant. Then an early night for an early start in the morning and the flight back to the UK - Boo!

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1 comment:

Stuffy said...

Oh my goodness, the boy Hollick looks like a reject from Pirates of the Caribbean. I'm guessing the other diners assumed you were his hostages !