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Friday, February 12, 1999
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa:
Latitude: 33° 54' 41" South
Longitude: 18° 23' 4" East
Altitude: 50 feet
From Seattle: 11516 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Cat & Moose

Today's Travel:
Country: South Africa
Region: Western Cape
Start: Cape Town, South Africa
Stop 1. Stellenbosch
End:Cape Town, South Africa
Linear:54 miles
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

In car wine tasting trip Stellenbosch, South Africa

Crew at Overgaauw winery Stellenbosch, South Africa

Vineyards and mountains Stellenbosch, South Africa

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 673
Linear Dist: 136239
Countries Visited: 49
Regions Visited: 184
More stats...
Hotels: 199
Friends / Family: 155
Camping: 77
Hostels: 180
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2455

Journal Entry:
Got a reasonably early start on the road for Stellenbosch. Toby, Katie, and Katie's parents were in the other car, while Dean, Craig, Margaret, Joy, Simon, Monica and Robbie squeezed into our car. Spent the day wine tasting (Craig was designated driver). Tasted at the Welmoed, Eersterivier, Vlottenburg Kelder, Jordan, and Overgaauw wineries. Wine ranged from excellent to pretty poor with the prices not necessarily indicating the taste. Pretty much everybody bought a couple bottles of wine so the Land Rover will actually have a decent cellar.

Back at the hostel I was exhausted and settled down to take a nap (and probably not get up until morning). The others went and arranged a braai down the street at Katie, Toby, Joy, Monica, and Simon's apartment. I realized that there were only a few days left in Cape Town so dragged myself out of bed and down to the braai. Somehow after the braai a final trip to The Drunken Springbok and it was another late night walk home.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Cape Town
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: South Africa
CIA World Fact Book: South Africa

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