An easy day just touring around the Langebaan area on the west coast. We first stopped at quite a nice golf course (green fees about $50). Next visited the West Coast Fossil Park, which is a very rich fossil find dating back about 5 million years. The featured find is a now extinct short-necked giraffe - bigger than the current giraffe but not as tall. Wheat fields dominate the countryside and wind farms are popping up. Driving in to Vredenberg we saw an...
Lorne & Phyllis - South Africa
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Left Franschoek and the wine district this morning, but not before one last wine tasting. However, this estate (Fairview) also featured cheeses. Wine was OK; cheese was very good. As we headed west we passed through some fairly extensive wheat fields. In some instances, wheat fields are adjacent to vineyards. The area of the West Cape Province north of Cape Town is a major wheat producer in South Africa. At Yzerfontein we hit the Atlantic Ocean. Vacati...