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Review: A Full Estate Experience at Beautiful Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch

Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen Vineyards is one of the most historic Stellenbosch wine estates. To me, it is also one of the most beautiful. This fine estate offers an incredibly well-rounded experience. Especially if you visit on Sundays for the Blaauwklippen Family Market! This is precisely what we did, enjoying a fun, satisfying estate experience from start to finish. Aesthetic […]

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Unearthing the Magic of Elgin Railway Market and Surrounds

It isn’t every day that you discover a market with its very own visiting steam train… I mean, talk about cool! Well, the Elgin Railway Market, one of the Cape’s finest markets, offers just that – and plenty more besides. This apple-warehouse-turned-steampunk-station-market, situated in the gorgeous Overberg Region, is an incredibly interesting and above all, fun Cape market to explore. […]

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Nostalgic, Country-style Dining at Joostenberg Wine Estate’s The Kraal

Very few dining experiences can feed your mind and soul, even as they nourish your belly. Yet, The Kraal Restaurant at Joostenberg Wine Estate manages to do all three, in generous portions. Tucked away down a quaint farm road, lined with sprawling trees, The Kraal is every bit a breath of fresh country air… So breathe deep. Because every inch […]

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Sampling Pierneef à La Motte’s New Menu

La Motte is one of the prettiest wine estates around, with an impressive history and enviable setting within the famous Franschhoek Wine Valley to boot. Having first visited the estate in early 2018, I was delighted to be invited back. Since my last visit, the estate’s stunning restaurant, Pierneef à La Motte, has changed hands, with Chef Eric Bulpitt replacing […]

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Villiera Wines’ Best Experiences to Enjoy

Villiera Wines is a unassuming, family-run wine farm and wildlife sanctuary, situated on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. With its impressive mountain views (including of Table Mountain in the distance) and its somewhat secluded location, Villiera quietly and instantly packs a punch… Even more so once you learn that it offers a range of unique wine estate experiences! Our arrival at […]