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Feb 16, 2007 - Trip inland - beyond the mountain ranges

On the weekend of Feb. 16th, I headed out on a bit of a road trip inland to check out some quaint cute towns along the Robertson Valley winelands and at the foot of some mountians. Passing through an unbelievably long tunnel that ran at least 5km under a mountain, I came out to see very different scenery from that near Cape Town. Dry valleys and mountain ranges where along the road, you have a better chance of hitting a baboon than a deer, you definately feel the African and Afrikaans vibe. I spent the first night (although sick) in the...

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May 24, 2006 - Swellendam and back to Stellenbosch

We arrived in Swellendam for lunch at Mattsen's Restaurant. We sat outside because the weather was so nice. Then we left for our drive back to Stellenbosch. On the way we went through Sir Lowry's Pass and looked out over the bay and the mountains; we could see forever. The sun was setting and we could see False Bay surrounded by Somerset West, the peninsula and Strand.

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May 22, 2006 - Barrydale to Oudtshoorn

ROBERTSON, MONTEGU, BARRYDALE We went through the towns of Robertson and Montegu, which were very attractive little towns. Along the R62 highway from Montegu, there was a long stretch where there were sheep grazing, fruit orchards, pampas grass, and shrubs. We entered the Tradouw Vallei where there were tons of orchards. Around 11:00 a.m. we stopped for lunch in Barrydale at a place called the Country Pumpkin. It was a cute small place, but the food wasn't that great. Popular lunch menu items are tomato and cheese sandwich...

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