Activities by Hugo Minnaar

Gideon’s The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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TPancakeHousehe Famous Franschhoek Pancake House or commonly know as Gideon pannekoek by the locals undoubtedly makes some of the world’s best pancakes. As if that isn’t enough Gideon is ever present and spends time with each customer to make them feel special.

Price: R50 – R100 p.p for meal and drink
Length: 30 minutes
Distance: 30km
Availability: Every day
Group size: 2 – 10
More information: Tripadvisor.com

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Beaverlac Camping

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The rustic and tranquil campsite surrounded by wild mountains offers meditative peace and quiet and is a balm for the soul. A spectacular mountain pool with waterfall is within a 5 minute walk. For those who don’t want to camp, there are a few cottages available.

Price: R15 per car + R45 p.p.p.n
Length: 1 night camping (no day visitors)
Distance: 145km
Availability: All year round
Group size: 2 – 150 (the camp site is huge)
More information: www.beaverlac.co.za, Tel: 022 931 2945

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Botterboom Hiking Trail

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Perfect easy weekend hike in the Hex River Valley for those who don’t want to suffer too much, but still want to get the feeling of conquering mountains. Great views, diverse indigenous plants, good accomodation and the option having having your luggage transported.

Price: R90 per person per day
Length: 3 days (2 halve days and one full day)
Distance from Stellenbosch: 110km
Availability: Veldskoen Padstal: 08:00 – 17:00 every day
Group size: 2 – 12
More information: Laetitia: 083 292 0348

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Roadtrip Special: Garden Route, Wild Coast, Lesotho, Route 62

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Die diversiteit van Suid-Afrika is ‘n besienswaardigheid vir plaaslike inwoners sowel as toeriste. Vier studente het van die Kaap af Ooswaarts getoer en die plekke, mense en kulture van die ganse land te ervaar op ‘n aksiebelaaide, maar steeds bekostigbare wyse.

Prys: R2751.75 p.p
Lengte: 11 dae
Bestuur tyd: 63 uur 42 minute
Afstand: 4260 km
Groep-grootte: 2 Suid-Afrikaners, 2 Duitsers

 

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La Cotte Inn Wine and Cheese

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La Cotte Inn is Franschhoek’s favourite wine and cheese shop, with perhaps the finest selection of South African and imported wines in the country. Apart from stocking a wide range of wines from outside the Franschhoek WIne Valley, they represent 35 Franschhoek wineries. This means that their prices are the same as what you’d pay on the wine estates.

Price: Free
Length: 10 minutes
Distance: 30km
Availability: Every day from 08:00 to 17:00
Group size: 1 – 10

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Leopard’s Leap wine tasting

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Leopard’s Leap opened this spectacular tasting room on 12 December 2011. The surroundings are beautiful and the tasting room is modern and tastefully decorated. They have excellent quality wines at affordable prices.

Price: Free if you buy wine from R30+
Length: 30 minutes (excluding driving time)
Distance: 27km
Availability: Mondays to Saturdays 09:00 – 17:00
Group size: 2 – 16
More information: http://www.leopards-leap.com

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