Paradise found at wine estate and working farm, Babylonstoren

It’s not often that I get to finally check a place off my travel bucket list, for it is, admittedly, something of an ever-expanding, ravenous beast (which I will one day cut down to a manageable size…) – but this past Easter Monday, I was able to do just that when I visited Babylonstoren… where, just outside Franschhoek, paradise was […]

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Picnic Review: Scenic Riverside Holden Manz Picnic

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of hopping on the Franschhoek Wine Tram’s Blue Line (see my review for more info) – and in so doing, I was able to visit the beautiful, quintessentially Cape Dutch wine farm: Holden Manz Wine Estate. After being dropped off near to the Franschhoek Kitchen restaurant and inquiring after our pre-arranged picnic, my friend […]

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Picnic Review: A Stunning Picnic Experience at La Bri Wine Estate

Recently, my friend and I had the enormous pleasure of being part of the hop-on, hop-off Franschhoek Wine Tram’s Blue Line tour. Because of this, we were allowed to make a maximum of six stops (from an original selection of eight) at various participating Franschhoek wine farms – one such estate was La Bri. I had first encountered La Bri […]

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Travel Review: Experiencing the delightful Franschhoek Wine Tram

This past Saturday, I had the enormous pleasure of experiencing the Blue Line of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Like their other lines (of which there are several), it allows passengers the chance to select a maximum of five to six (out of eight) Franschhoek wine farms to hop-on, hop-off at. It had been over three years since I last travelled […]

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Wine Farm Picnic Experience – Boschendal, Franschhoek

Today I had the fun experience of visiting a wine farm for lunch… with a slight twist thrown in in the form of: a wicker and leather-strapped picnic basket. At the Boschendal Wine Farm in the beautiful Franschhoek, famous for its immaculate wine farms, sparkling wines, glorious mountain views and galleries, my companions and I got to have a picnic […]

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