Sunday 6th - Tuesday 8th

Cape Town - Darling - Paarl - Caledon

Canal Walk and Century City is a new housing area and a gigantic shopping mall in the northern part of Cape Town. It is built in an artificial colonial/Cape Dutch style. Here are about 400 shops and restaurants. It is fantastic, almost unreal.

The shops are located in two storeys and you walk inside in a perfectly tempered climate.


On Monday November 7th we go on a short winetour. First stop is Bloubergstrand for its fantastic view of Cape Town and the Table Mountain. But the water is cold. 14 degrees?

Darling Cellars is a rather young winefarm and we know the name from the Swedish Systembolaget. Here we are tasting different varieties, from their different ranges, most of which are not exported to Sweden. We buy some bottles, well aware of the fact that our luggage will be heavy.


We continue towards Paarl and visit Nederburg situated in beautiful surroundings. The interior is sober and the wines taste fine. Of course we bring some more bottles back home.

We have found a very nice place to stay overnight at - Mooi Bly. We have a house of our own built in a traditional style with a thatched roof. We make a good dinner and drink a bottle of the local wine. It was difficult to find the way but it was sure worth all the trouble.


On Tuesday morning we visit Laborie, a model farm of the great wine co-operative KWV.


This remarkable building is the goat tower of Fairview. Both wines and cheese can be tasted. The goat house is a trade mark and there is a wine called "Goats do Roam". After the heavy task of tasting we had lunch in their restaurant before continuing the journey.

Everywhere the jacaranda trees are blooming.Here in the center of Paarl.
Per returns to Cape Town and we are going eastward on the Garden Route. First stop is a small town, Caledon. Here are photos from the B+B.

We had dinner on a local restarurant, JJ's.

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