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Adjusted Level 4: Where to Order Takeaways, Deliveries and More From

With South Africa’s shift to (adjusted) Level 4, I would like to support local restaurants, cafes, businesses and wine farms however I can at present. Please note: Sit-down dining in restaurants and alcohol orders and/or deliveries are not permitted by law until 11 July (for further review then). But that doesn’t mean you can’t support local right now! Here are […]

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Eat at Constantia Glen and Enjoy a Host of Winter Specials

Found unobtrusively along the forested Constantia Main Road, just before you ascend up Constantia Nek, lies the beautiful Constantia Glen. This boutique wine farm offers visitors both a wonderful tasting room and modern restaurant. And arguably some of the best views that you will encounter anywhere in both. Currently, until end-July 2021, they are running some excellent winter specials when […]

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Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, Stellenbosch: A Walk Through an Artist’s Mind

If there is one art form that naturally inspires me, it is sculpture. There is something evocative and moving about sculptures that transcends mere art. One such sculpture work example is that of globally acclaimed, South African artist, Dylan Lewis. While I have long heard about the beauty behind Lewis’ powerful sculptures – after my visit to the artist’s incredible […]

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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 […]