Cascade Manor Hotel
The price of very ordinary B&Bs in Paarl itself decided us, or I should say Mary as my personal travel organiser, to go out-of-town and for the same price, have a much more luxurious accommodation. The Cascade Manor hotel was a delight. Parts of the building are over 200 years old, and it has recently been renovated and refurbished. It looks more like an Italian villa than anything else.
Mary wine tasting at Laborie
As soon as we had checked in the first thing we did was get out and go for a wine tasting; we drove into Paarl for a tasting at Laborie. http://www.laborierestaurant.co.za/
Goat tower at Fairview
On the Sunday we did a wine tour with André of Four Seasons Travel (http://www.4csonstravelling.co.za/, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +27 837 607 408) for a few more tastings:
- http://www.solms-delta.co.za/ - interesting ethical winery
- http://www.fairview.co.za/ - home of "Goats do Roam" and "Goat Roti" *groan*
- http://www.vnl.co.za/ - Vrede en Lust for lunch
Vergelegen wine estate
Monday it was a leisurely drive down to Hermanus taking in a couple more tastings and lunch at Vergelegen.