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September 2016 Archive (11 posts)

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Lunch at Beulah Farm Deli outside Yzerfontein (2016-09-04) | Having spent a lovely Sunday chasing wild flowers in the Postberg section of the West Coast National Park with Chantelle, the kids, and my folks, we decided to end off a successful day with a bite to eat. Unfortunately, the Geelbek Restaurant inside the park ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Play at Vredenhof Organic Estate in Somerset West (2016-09-03) | Having been tasked with entertaining ourselves for the day while Chantelle treated her mother with a birthday high tea at the Mount Nelson, the girls and I stumbled across a great little find in the Somerset West area - Vredenhof Organic Estate. Billing itself as an ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Flower and Plane Watching at the Stellenbosch Flying Club (2016-09-03) | With Chantelle and Tarryn treating her mom to a surprise high tea at the Mount Nelson (in celebration of Cheryl's birthday), the girls and I were left to our own devices - and ordered to kill time until a big family birthday braai get together come that evening. So the ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Exploring the Jan Marais Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch (2016-09-03) | The impact that the wealthy farmer, politician and later philanthropist, Jan Marais had on Stellenbosch cannot be overstated. Having made his fortune first in the diamond fields at the confluence the Vaal and Orange Rivers, he then turned his hand to farming and moved to Stellenbosch, ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Fun on the Foofy Slide at Vredenbosch in Stellenbosch (2016-08-27) | I've already posted about Vredenbosch, this gem of a kid friendly find that I made with the girls the other day, but what I didn't get around to was posting any photos of the very fun "flying fox" style foofy (foefie) slide (also known as a zip-line for ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Miniature Horses and Alpacas at Vredenbosch in Stellenbosch (2016-08-27) | I stumbled across this gem of a kid friendly place in Stellenbosch by the name of Vredenbosch. It is situated along the R304, heading out of Stellenbosch, on what is or was Pete's Adventure Farm (I'm struggling to ascertain as to whether or not Pete's ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Watching Gordon's Bay from the Steenbras Lookout Point (2016-08-27) | I've mentioned Steenbras Dam on these pages before, formerly the main reservoir for Cape Town and also current source for the Steenbras Power Station (a pumped storage system). I know that it used to be open to the public back in the day, making for a ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Chasing Chickens through Van Den Berg Garden Village in Stellenbosch (2016-08-27) | The area around Klein Joostenberg has a lot to offer, and one of the more visually interesting ones is the slightly ramshackle Van den Berg Garden Village, the unusual plant nursery that greets you when you get out of your car in the car park ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride at Klein Joostenberg in Stellenbosch (2016-08-27) | I have already mentioned our morning spent frolicking on the lawns and eating from the deli at Klein Joostenberg the other day, but what I haven't yet mentioned is the actual reason that the girls and I were there in the first place. A cart horse. I ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Outside the Stellenbosch Brewing Company at Klein Joostenberg (2016-08-27) | One big addition to the picnic lawns at Klein Joostenberg that we spotted on our visit there the other day is the hard to miss home of The Stellenbosch Brewing Company, the craft brewery behind the 'Stellies' beer label. Known as "The Taproom on Klein Joostenberg", this ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Playing on the Lawns of Klein Joostenberg in Stellenbosch (2016-08-27) | Joostenberg is a diverse, 5th generation family business situated in the Muldersvlei district of Stellenbosch, known for their organic vineyard farming and boutique wine production, their small herd of grass fed free range cattle reared for beef, their pork specialist butchery, their seasonal cut flowers, ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
 
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