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“This one is a darker chocolate infused with nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom and is intended to complement the dark cherry and dust flavours of the full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.”  That is what the friendly man at Lanzerac told us right before we tasted the final wine (and chocolate) on our list.

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I only recall being in central Cape Town once, as a small child; it is fair to say that I cannot remember very much about that visit.  Having briefly walked around Johannesburg last week (a city affectionately / deceptively known as “Josy”), and having been acutely aware of my impending death, I fully expected my Cape Town walking tour to be a dreadful affair – walking around dirty streets whilst fearing for my life.

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“Are you sure it is safe to get out of the vehicle here?  Should we not drive a bit further?”, the German woman asked as we got out of the safari vehicle at 6am, about 10km from Olifants camp in the Kruger Park.