Franschhoek

Franschhoek is a delightful town in the Western Cape where we stayed for a few days in 2008. Great restaurants, excellent wineries, but best of all are the views of the surrounding mountains.

The name actually means French Corner, the valley having been settled by French Huguenot refugees in the 17th century.

franschhoek lite

David Harley
Small Blue-Green World

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Mitchell’s Fold

We were hit by a snow flurry hard enough to make it virtually impossible to get outstanding photos of the stone circle itself Рat any rate with my little compact Рbut the light was pretty dramatic and a little Photoshopping has improved some of the close-in shots.

The circle is over 3,000 years old and the stones are dolerite from Stapeley hill. Continue reading