Tuesday, September 11, 2007

From Montagu to Bredasdorp

Need to refresh your memory? Here's the previous post on South Africa.
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The small town of Montagu lies about two hours drive from Cape Town, apparently there are a lot of recreational things to do there, but we were sort of just passing through. But of course we did manage to have a swim in the hot springs - which was just lovely, even if it could hardly be called romantic by any means since the springs were a part of a big hotel complex and their swimming pools. And the area was just too well lit up if you wanted to look up on a star-spangled vault of heaven. But still, quite special.
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And even if we didn't have the opportunity to visit what was said to be the best restaurant in a town full of fine dining places - Jessica's - we thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, food and service (and prices!) at Templeton's at Four Oaks.
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But the best experience was actually the friendly guesthouse, the room, with its oasis of a garden and the loveliest breakfast by far during the whole journey.
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The next day we continued down to
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Cape L'Agulhas, which you can read all about here. But of course along the road finding the most wonderful views and colourful sceneries.
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And, once again, being spoiled with finding a complete gem of a restaurant, pottery/interior decoration shop for lunch. Julian's in Bredasdorp. A fantastic place, colourful, artistic, amazing in every single way! I wish I could have brought every single piece of ceramic home with me, but I settled for some smaller items. And how about this little calico darling that had a bit of a nap in the shop... (just being the very second cat we spotted in ZA)
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If it hadn't been for too much mayo, the food would have been perfect too. But all and all though, such a lovely, lovely place...
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After Elvira having had her moments in the southernmost sun, we were on our way to the final guesthouse before our last week in Cape Town. A vineyard guesthouse in Stellenbosch that turned out to be the one and only really bad choice of places to stay, at least if you wanted a friendly welcome, decent rooms and warm food for dinner... Stay tuned for the next posting.

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