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17 Jul 2009 The Cape Winelands, South Africa
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South Africa is well known for its incredible wine. And we were prepared to try them all…however the Robertson Wine Valley has over 50 wineries and most of them offer free wine tasting!┬áTrying to narrow it down to which ones to visit was a tough choice, but since The Rosendal Winery also had a full service day spa, using products made from local wine grapes, the choice was easy! Wine and cheese tasting followed by an wonderful massage…it was a perfect combination! The Rosendal Winery also has a nice restaurant and accommodations…the perfect place for a wine weekend getaway!

We also checked out the Robertson winery & Rietvallei winery in Robertson before heading to Stellenbosch. We enjoyed the spectacular scenery along the way and stopped at a few wineries in the Stellenbosch area as well. The wine lands of South Africa are definitely worth a visit! We tasted some amazing wines…most of the wineries each had their own Pinotage, a signature┬áSouth African red wine.

10 Jul 2009 Boulders Beach & Cape of Good Hope, S.A.
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While staying in Cape Town, South Africa we took a lovely day trip down along the coast. We stopped at Boulders Beach where there is a colony of over 3000 African penguins. They were sooooo cute that we spent hours just watching them and snapping a ridiculous amount of photos!!! We ended the day at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where we watched the sunset from high atop the cliffs overlooking the spectacular scenery.