We returned to the Ellerman for dessert and a final cigar. Our time in Cape Town has been terrific and we will miss this city.
We arose this morning for a drive to wine country, which is to Cape Town as Napa is to San Francisco. We were greeted at The Residence in Franschhoek and are in for another treat. It is a beautiful property, set amidst rolling hills which are today shrouded in a blanket of mist. The area has an interesting heritage. When the French Hugenots fled France for
Holland,they were offered the opportunity to settle in South Africa. Twenty-five families accepted and, eventually, all but one stayed. Each French family was required to live between
a German or Dutch family to compel their assimilation. Accordingly, the language and French traditions have long since died out. Today, only French names and the French wine-making tradition remain.
La Residance, Patti and Linda don't want to leave!
Our bath. Linda wants to take it home!
Wine tasting at Graff
Reminded us of Prager Port Works in Napa, down to the cobwebs!
Charles and our dinner
This afternoon may be painful. This village apparently has several high-end boutiques and Linda and Patti intend to go "power shopping". I'd better have several glasses of wine during lunch.