Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

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Following the Snow to Huguenot Fine Chocolates in Franschhoek (2020-08-30)

Given the previous couple of hot, dry years that Cape Town has plodded and panicked its way through, snow on its relatively low lying mountains has been somewhat… scarce. That all changed with last year’s winter season as we were… Continue Reading →

Huguenot Fine Chocolates and Pizza in Franschhoek (2019-05-18)

Chantelle and I woke up one Saturday and decided that we felt like a drive out to Franschhoek in order to check up on how the Theewaterskloof Dam was doing now that we were finally getting some much needed rain… Continue Reading →

Snoek Pizza at the Franschhoek Station Pub & Grill (2017-08-13)

Franschhoek is a fantastic town to visit, beautiful surroundings, incredible wine estates, brilliant restaurants, a grand monument – but in truth isn’t really all that geared for visiting families, given the general upmarket offerings of the area. That said, there is… Continue Reading →

Admiring the Tranquility of the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek (2017-08-13)

We don’t really create large scale monuments any more (makes sense, they’re expensive and usually only relevant to a small slice of the population), but I do find that a pity because I rather enjoy the spectacle of a well… Continue Reading →

Water Level of the Berg River Dam in Franschhoek (2017-08-13)

Every time that we enter Franschhoek via Stellenbosch, a large mound/structure off in the distance on the right hand side catches my eye, I mutter to Chantelle, “I wonder what that is?”, and then continue to drive on into main… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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… Continue Reading →

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