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Bistro Sixteen82, Steenberg Vineyards: Deliciously Satisfying Lunches

Tucked away in Tokai, Steenberg Vineyards is a welcoming respite from the everyday bustle of the inner city. More importantly, it is a key part of the idyllic Constantia Wine Valley. This beautiful farm, edged by picturesque mountain vistas and indigenous gardens, is a quality destination for all to enjoy. Steenberg Vineyards Has It All Steenberg offers plenty for its […]

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Hazendal Wine Estate: A Sensory Feast in the Stellenbosch Winelands

In August 2019, I first had the pleasure of exploring the newly revamped and revived Hazendal Wine Estate. Tucked away along Bottelary Road in Stellenbosch, even then, Hazendal struck me as a sensory feast, in every way. With its tranquil lawns and distant rolling hills, blend of Cape Dutch buildings and other modern additions (like the Pavilion), outstanding food- and […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of the Stellenbosch Wine Routes

In 2021, the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Routes celebrates 50 years of forward-thinking wine innovation and pioneering (wine) tourism. As South Africa’s first official, recognised wine route – founded in 1971 by Frans Malan (Simonsig), Niel Joubert (Spier) and also, Spatz Sperling (Delheim) – this stunning wine route has only grown from strength to strength. Stellenbosch Wine Routes have put South […]

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Picnic Review: Blown Away by Hazendal’s Babushka Picnics

On my second estate visit to the beautiful Hazendal Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, we were privileged enough to be invited to enjoy Hazendal’s incredible Babushka Picnics. In August 2019, I had previously visited this stunning Stellenbosch estate for their enchanting Russian tea ceremony. And, after being thoroughly impressed by that offering, I had mentally added their picnics to my still-to-do […]

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Guests’ Corner: Notripophobia

As part of the latest instalment in my international version ofΒ Guests’ Corner, I chatted to travel blogger, Kristin of Notripophobia. Kristin is the travel blogger behind the insightful Notripophobia, an international travel blog. On her blog, she shares some excellent travel guides and provides inspiration for all your unplanned adventures. Originally from Ohio, Kristin considers herself an extreme traveller, digital […]

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Picnic Photo Essay: Relaxing Picnics at Alluvia Boutique Winery

Alluvia Boutique Winery is a beautiful boutique wine farm hidden in the Stellenbosch Winelands. This unique estate, which offers award-winning wine, accommodation and food, also has lovely relaxing picnics for guests to enjoy. In this photo essay, I share all about our vegetarian picnic experience at Alluvia Boutique Winery. Oh, the Views at Alluvia Boutique Winery Alluvia, which lies tucked […]