TEAM 3 - THE N1

Getaway (South Africa) - - On Track -

The Stel­len­bosch, Fran­schhoek and Paarl winelands are all off the N1, but we de­cided to try do the day with­out wine! We hadn’t even left town when Michelle started to feel car sick, which prompted an early stop sooner than Paarl, at Anura wine es­tate, which has the newly launched Trad­ing Post deli and eatery and, we dis­cov­ered, Wagon Trail Brew­ing Co. We shared a Break­fast Pizza (sausage, mush­rooms, tomato, ba­con, two poached eggs) in the lovely gar­den, with its big trees, pond and fountain. For­ti­fied, we felt ready to tackle Paarl Rock. We took Jan Phillips Moun­tain Drive (off Paarl’s main drag), a gravel path that winds up past pic­turesque labour­ers’ cot­tages with fan­tas­tic views of vine­yards. It felt like real ‘bushwack­ing’ ... was our lit­tle Chevy Spark up for the chal­lenge?

BREAK­FAST AT THE TAST­ING BARN

CAROLINE, LEO, MICHELLE

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