When we arrived in Stellenbosch it was noticeably hotter than at the coast and we started our visit with lunch in the shade of the veranda of Boschendal Restaurant on the iconic Dorp Street.
We enjoyed wandering around the town looking at the Cape Dutch buildings and benefitting from the shady trees which earned the town the name of Eikestad (Town of Oaks).
We visited the Botanical Gardens (see bird blog) and had a refreshing cup of green tea in the café there.
We took a more circuitous route on the way home and followed the coast to Muizenburg (where we stopped to watch kite surfers) and then on to Fish Hoek and back via Chapman’s Peak which was quite dramatic as the wind was blowing strongly by then. On the coast road from Hout Bay to Camps Bay we witnessed the most amazing sunset with the 12 Apostles (the mountain range behind Camps Bay) drenched in a beautiful amber tint (sorry no photos as I was driving).
In the evening we had supper in Camps Bay but the walk back was not very pleasant as we were sandblasted with the continuing strong winds.
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