The second night of our trip, we stayed over in a B & B between the towns of Paarl and Franschhoek.
We were pleasantly surprised to find that the place we were going to sleep that night, was 500 years old! The present owner was a descendant of an Englishman that bought the place in the mid-1800’s, with money that he borrowed from Cecil John Rhodes! It was an amazing place, and we loved staying there.
The next day, we spent some time in and around Franschhoek, but today I’m keeping it short and sweet – history of the area in my next blog!!!!
We visited two wine farms, but one of them we visited for a totally different reason than tasting wine! At Plaisir de Merle, we tasted (and bought) some delicious wines. L’Ormarins is a stunningly beautiful farm, which now belongs to the Rupert- family ( some of you might have heard of Anton Rupert, a very well-know business man and millionare) and they make exquisite wine there, but we went there to visit – get this!! – the Franschhoek Motor Museum!!! 🙂 This museum has a history all of it’s own, but at this rate we’ll never get away from history. Shortly, the government closed down a motor museum in Heidelberg, and the cars were left to rot, so the Ruperts bought up everything, and relocated the museum to Franschhoek. And what a stunning job they did of it!
I hope you enjoy the pictures!
And finally, just to give you an idea of the inside of the museum, some beautiful old motor cars. I think that I’ll show you the rest of the beauties in a separate blog. Those of you who love cars as much as I do, will drool when you see the rest of the photographs!!! 🙂
Until we get together for our next history lesson, have a wonderful time!!! 🙂