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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Food & Drink Review: Christina’s @ Van Loveren

Nestled in the midst of the beautifully lush gardens of the Van Loveren Family Wine Estate, situated just outside the Western Cape towns of Ashton and Robertson, one can find Christina’s @ Van Loveren Restaurant and Bistro. Housed in the old family Cape Dutch-style manor house, Christina’s offers its guests the choice between either indoor or outdoor seating arrangements (they […]

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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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