Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Hemel en Aarde valley is truly spectacular
The vendange is under way
At Newton Johnson vineyard renowned for its views, sadly we got a rainy day
Lunch starts with home made breads
Under thé observation head chef, beautiful food is about to be produced.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
After a three days on the train we took to three days by the sea in Hermanus, home of the Whales in the Autumn, there are wonderful cliff walks
Our three days at the Auberge Burgundy was perfect
Dramatic sea cliffs
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
We enjoyed a truly memorable experience, taking the Rovos train across Southern Africa leaving Pretoria Friday afternoon and arriving in Cape Town early Sunday evening.
We were met by Roland Vos who personally owns the railway for a champagne reception.
One of the two air conditioned dining cars for our inclusive four course meals all with wine pairings.
On Saturday morning we stop at the mining village of Kimberley.
returning to the comfort and luxury of our train.
At one of the many unscheduled point stops the locals come and entertain
The landscape begins to change as we approach the wine lands
On the open observation car at the back of the train, beer o`clock!
Every curve gives a great photo opportunity.
one tunnel is 7kilometres long