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Breakfast at Groot Contstantia

We had a late breakfast on Sunday at the Jonkershuis restaurant at Groot Constantia wine farm. Groot Constantia dates back to 1685, when the land was granted to Simon van der Stel.

It is still a very active wine farm, and also a big tourist attraction. The restaurant has a lovely outside seating area, and children and dogs are welcome to go along as well and enjoy the shade under the oak trees. There are also a few nice walking paths around the farm.

While my breakfast was very tasty, I was did find the portions very small (Lois had scrambled egg & toast, and only got 1 piece of toast), and I still had lunch when I got home. I did think that at R60+ for breakfast they could be a little more generous.

Having said all that, the view from the restaurant is wonderful, it is the oldest wine farm in South Africa, and it was a wonderful morning.

The road less travelled

I posted a shot a few days ago of Dan Patlansky playing at Kirstenbosch. Here is a shot that I took on the way back to my car. This is actually the main path between the carpark and the concert area, but it just looks so inviting and refreshing. You have to wonder what is waiting just around the corner. Well I am not going to tell you. You shall have to visit the gardens yourself if you wish to find out.

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