We have had quite a busy month last month – with the warmer weather and rain finally gone, the Cape of Good Hope is, once again, bathed in beautiful sunshine every day.
With some guests we took a trip to Robben Island, once described by Nelson Mandela as “the harshest, most iron-fisted outpost in the South African penal system.” It has, however, become a pivotal international symbol of the triumph of the human spirit. Robben Island is now a living museum and one of South Africa’s seven world heritage sites.
On one of our numerous wine tasting tours, we spent some time enjoying a day of entertainment at Somerbosch Wine Estate. This relaxed and intimate working farm has been in the hands of the Roux family for more than half a century. The wine makers are quoted as follows: “Above all, we’d like our customers to have as much fun drinking our wines as we have making them!” Enough said.
We also took a little detour to Mooiberge farm stall to pick our own strawberries. Guests had a lot of fun doing this and needless to say – lunch was “hand picked strawberries.”
On a Peninsula tour we stopped in Kalk Bay – one of the few harbours where one can still select (and bargain) for a variety of fresh fish. Guests had lots of fun and laughs bargaining with the fish sellers and we all left in high spirits to continue on our way to Cape Point.