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  • November18th

    View from Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa

    South Africa’s second largest city, Cape Town is a city of dualities. Composed of a number of neighborhoods in the Western Cape of South Africa, Cape Town has long represented a hub of European influence in Africa. The Cape of Good Hope was even named after the hope it inspired by opening up trade routes across the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. The city of Cape Town (and our experience in it!) walks the line between civilized and wild, modernizing and conserving, remembering the past without dwelling in it. Cape Town is a city that exists in the in-between.

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    Check out our photo gallery of Cape Town, South Africa!

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    Leaving the Cape Winelands left me with two distinct impressions: South Africans are excellent chefs and why oh why don’t we get more South African wines in the US?! Like much of the Western Cape, the wineries of the Cape Winelands exist in a duality: they possess the long history and solidarity of the Europeans while also embracing the wine tasting experience and experimenting with new flavors.

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    Check out our photo gallery of indulging and wine tasting in the South African Winelands!

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    The Tarragon

         

    Views of Hout Bay and the sunrise from The Tarragon. Cape Town, South Africa

    Our stay at The Tarragon was, simply, perfect. Nestled in the gated community, Tarragona, against the base of Table Mountain in Hout Bay, The Tarragon is ideally located for those wanting to explore the Cape Peninsula. The grounds are immaculate, equipped with a pool, large braai, picnic areas, and pond that are often visited by the regional birds of Cape Town. While we did not have the opportunity to use the pool as spring was just beginning and the weather was a bit cold, we did enjoy the gorgeous sunrises, sunsets, and city views from the backyard. At night, we were able to enjoy the starlight from our patio.

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