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 […]

Photo Essay: Country Hike in the Klein Karoo town of Montagu

Today a friend and I hiked a good few kilometres in the vegetation that fortunately (at least presently) remains wonderfully untouched in our hometown of Montagu, which is situated approximately two hours from Cape Town. Aside from being a popular tourist town – found along the famous Route 62 – this sleepy village offers some amazing natural vegetation (including the […]

Travel Review: Exploring Route 62’s Picturesque Legoland – The Cogman’s Kloof Mountain Pass

Cogman’s Kloof Pass A recent drive back to Cape Town earlier this month made me realise how much I underappreciated the beautifully majestic and decidedly rugged mountains that surround my adopted hometown of Montagu during the 13-year period in which I resided in or near the quaint, little dorpie. It’s true that now instead I am blessed to wake up […]