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Oct 20th, 2019, 07:15 AM
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Iím reading along, and looking forward to Cape Town for the fourth time in December-January. Thank you for this trip report!
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Oct 20th, 2019, 08:04 AM
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Fish stew at Mabel joes

Wall board at label joes

How you get rid of the shells
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Oct 20th, 2019, 08:07 AM
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Flowers along the shore

Hermanus shore line

Hermanus shore
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Oct 20th, 2019, 11:26 AM
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Enjoying the report and loving the photos! Are you going on safari at all?
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Oct 20th, 2019, 11:35 AM
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Travel day tomorrow— heading to wine country. Hope to bring this up to date soon.
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Oct 20th, 2019, 03:04 PM
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Interesting report, beautiful photos,love the restaurant reviews.
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Oct 20th, 2019, 11:39 PM
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Nice drive to Hermanus. Sadly no whales this year. 10 years ago they hugged the shore in Hermanus. Lunch along the way at Baleia wine Bistro. Very good.

Arrived at Hermanus, staying at Harbour House right in center of town with ocean across the street. We are in Le Paradis, a 4 unit bldg with 4 2 bedroom, 2 bath units. Tri-level including the garage underneath with direct entrance into unit. Very large open floor plan on main floor—-kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer (3 hour cycle), dining table for 8, 2 sofas, comfy chairs, 2 outdoor patios, lawn, small pool, wood bbq— all very very nice.

Dinner first nite at Burgundy on the Square across the road— good.
Fabulous dinner the next night at La Pentola, overlooking sea.

Menu:
steaks—fillets, very tender
chicken, San Torini
fish— hake
snails wrapped in bacon—fab
Beaumont Chenin Blanc. Wine. +++
Castle light beer
flambe strawberry and ice cream flammed at table with booze.
Danish ice cream dish

Fabulous dinner— noisy
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Oct 20th, 2019, 11:48 PM
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Thank you for the write ups and pictures. Yeah, unfortunately the brown outs ( or load shedding as it's known in SA started) again last week - hopefully it doesn't effect your trip too much. Enjoy!
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Oct 20th, 2019, 11:58 PM
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Breakfast in rooms— banana bread with butter, coffee, cranberry juice, water.

P and girls went for a long walk around town.

Lunch at back street pizza joint— excellent— Rossi’s. Quarto sections— ham, mushrooms, tomato, olives, artichokes—fab
brown out for 4 hours.


Lazy AM with walk for P and girls—shopping in nice shops.

Lunch out of town at Kabeljoes in Kleinmond. Great ocean view.... Greek salad w/fries; seafood stew(loaded), mussels, shrimp curry-spicy, ice cream and Malva pudding, beer. 1/4 finals rugby match on tv— lots of cheering.

Dinner again on edge of town in “new harbor” area. Very nice restaurant— Harbor Rock.

menu:

Lamb shank
2 oysters, not great
steak
soup- cauliflower and cumin
dim sum
silver fish— fab
24 pieces of sushi, good but not fab
pavlova with fruits

early to bed, exhausted from doing nothing...
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Oct 21st, 2019, 12:14 AM
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Notes about countryside:

beautiful rolling hills and mountains. large farms, grains, grapes, beautiful wild flowers, flowering bushes— yellow, purple, red, orange, white and lush green.
some land is parched, some irrigated. Huge farming tracts of grass, wheat and other grains..

Beautiful landscape to drive through...

Nearer to towns are huge “townships”, i.e. ghettos. Shacks, tin and wood roof huts—- horrible conditions, dangerous even for residents. Hotels and restaurants bus their help from many townships. We have encountered nothing but lovely people serving us, most from townships.

Driving is very easy, roads are good and repairs are in evidence. Average MPH— 60-75.
gas moderate to expensive.

Off to breakfast in hotel’s dining room.
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Oct 21st, 2019, 07:58 AM
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Gas about $4.50 per gallon.
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Oct 22nd, 2019, 03:03 AM
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Kabel Joes is the name
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Oct 22nd, 2019, 03:04 AM
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Unit 5 we were in
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Oct 22nd, 2019, 08:05 AM
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Seems no one has interest so I’m done writing...

sorry kathie and laurie
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Oct 22nd, 2019, 03:20 PM
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Bob, please keep writing!
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Oct 22nd, 2019, 04:21 PM
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I'm reading! Have you done anything other than eat and shop? Are you going on safari at all?
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Oct 22nd, 2019, 04:24 PM
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Keep Writing!

I haven't followed Fodor's for a long while. I don't even check FB more than once a week. Other priorities have taken over as you know. But I as well as others I'm sure are enjoying your report.
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Oct 23rd, 2019, 01:15 AM
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Laurie...he may write again. Next week we fly back to Jburg and drive up for a safari, and a few days of driving In Kreuger. This week is ocean and wine
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Oct 23rd, 2019, 07:57 AM
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Rhkkmk, this thread now has 8.5k views, and that suggests people do have interest in your writing. That said, I would like to see more of what you are doing when you aren't sitting down for lunch and dinner. Please keep writing.
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Oct 23rd, 2019, 09:02 AM
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I am sure LL is following your report so that makes it allll good. Hi Kathie Craig n Laurie! Linda, Karen and I have been shopping and buying lots of goodies as well as keeping Bob company on his eating forays

I will monitor this report and add if rhk allows haha. We are having a blast btw. Going to see the penguins tomorrow...they have similar movements while walking as rhk I hear. I will let you all know

Aloha!
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