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April 2017 Archive (12 posts)

Walking along the Lourens River in Radloff Park, Somerset West (2017-04-17) | The Gordon's Bay Lötters had a pretty relaxed Easter this year. Friday afternoon was spent with my half of the family, enjoying Mom's homemade pickled fish and dad's roast leg of lamb for lunch, while the evening was spent with Chantelle's half of the family, ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Brisket at The Hickory Shack in Grabouw (2017-03-26) | Last year December, right before our big Christmas family lunch, we ate for the very first time at the Hickory Shack in Grabouw, a Texan style smokehouse famed for both its brisket and use of a proper, Southern-style fire pit to prepare it in. Now purely ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Indian Runner Ducks and a Market at Vergenoegd in Stellenbosch (2016-10-15) | Following some delightful deli delicacies from the upmarket Asara boutique hotel outside Stellenbosch one early Saturday morning in October last year (the original plan had been to pick strawberries at Polkadraai Farm down the road in case you are wondering), we next popped our heads ... (Markets | Photo Gallery)
Wine Tasting at La Bourgogne in Franschhoek (2016-10-01) | Having tasted wine at both Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence, and lunched at Le Petite Dauphine's Cafe BonBon, next on our wine tram experience was a wine tasting at La Bourgogne wine farm, itself a subdivision of the farm Bourgogne which was among the first Huguenot ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Cafe BonBon Lunch at La Petite Dauphine in Franschhoek (2016-10-01) | The third stop on October last year's fabulous Franschhoek Wine Tram excursion (having had already tasted plenty of wine at both Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence) was La Petite Dauphine, an estate that bills itself as a guest farm - which translates then essentially to superb accommodation nestled on a historic working ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Picking Strawberries at Polkadraai Farm in Stellenbosch (2016-10-20) | When September rolls around this year, the super popular Polkadraai Farm will once again throw open its doors - and if you have kids then you pretty much automatically have a new excursion option added to the always burgeoning Cape Town weekend to-do list. Chantelle and I ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Scones, Cream and Jam at Hillcrest Berry Orchards in Stellenbosch (2017-03-05) | As you drive through the Banhoek Valley on your way to Franschhoek, just before Pniel you'll encounter an insignificant little entrance marked with a small signboard for Hillcrest Berry Orchards. This so happens to be an old favourite of Chantelle's, and we are almost always guaranteed to pull ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Wine Tasting at Grande Provence in Franschhoek (2016-10-01) | Last year saw Chantelle and myself tackle the fantastic Franschhoek Wine Tram experience once more, and following our first tasting over at the Rickety Bridge Winery, our next stop came in the form of the grand, art rich and 300 year old Franschhoek institution, the Grande Provence estate. We were very ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Wine Tasting at Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek (2016-10-01) | Chantelle and I did the Franschhoek Wine Tram experience again last year October, and as for most people who undertake this brilliant day out and about sipping wine, our first wine tasting for the day was scheduled at the fabulous little winery known as Rickety ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Picking Cherries at the Klondyke Cherry Farm near Ceres (2016-12-10) | Last December Chantelle and I slipped away for a weekend without the kids in the lovely little historic town of Tulbagh. However, as you might have noticed by now, I don't normally enjoy hanging about in one place for very long, and so naturally we ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Enjoying the Market at Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West (2016-10-09) | Based out here in the Cape, one certainly has their pick of excellent markets to visit and make merry at. I would however argue that one of the finest markets to be found is most definitely the Lourensford Market, situated out here in Somerset West ... (Markets | Photo Gallery)
Walking in the Garden Route Botanical Gardens in George (2017-03-20) | As it turns out, George, the administrative and commercial hub of the Garden Route, is home to its very own botanical garden, namely the relatively new (in terms of garden age) Garden Route Botanical Gardens. Opened in 1998 and situated on the grounds of the old van ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
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