A round trip from Cape Town through the Winelands to the Eastern Cape via Route 62 and back to CapeTown via the Garden Route ​We have a long flight ahead of us this evening. We leave the UK at 21.20 pm and arrives at 7.15 the tomorrow in Dubai. The onward flight leaves at 8.50 and arrives at Cape Town around 16.30 pm on Sunday afternoon I am looking forward to exploring Cape Town. A city that has coastline, mountains and a mild climate sounds heavenly to me. I am determined to sample some of South Africa’s unique products: Rooiboos – caffeine free red tea made from the fynbos shrub that only grows in South Africa (though others have tried to copy it). It grows up in the highland areas of Clanwilliam. Biltong – many South Africans say this is the true taste of home – the one they yearn for if they are abroad for a while. It is slender strips of meat that has been salted and sometimes marinated then dried, to increase its shelf life. It can be made of wildebeest, warthog loin, ostrich steak or beef sirloin. Bunny Chow – the South African hamburger. This is fast food, perfected by the Indian population of Durban. It is basically curry in a loaf – you eat the whole thing. Beer – Africa is where beer was born, apparently. I’m going to try and find some beer from Fraser’s Folly, a famous South African master brewer. The beef is supposed to be pretty good too.

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