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

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Fine Dining at Overture at Hidden Valley Wines in Stellenbosch (2020-12-05)

While my 40th birthday unfortunately fell in the middle of South Africa’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns (hello swing-ball in my garden and a rainbow cake from Chantelle), thankfully we were a little more lucky come December when Chantelle’s big 40 also… Continue Reading →

SCV Wine, Brandy and Beer Tasting at the Barrydale Cellar (2019-07-02)

This is South Africa so of course we try to produce wine pretty much everywhere, and the Klein Karoo is certainly no exception. Situated along the Huisrivier river, right at the entrance to the diminutive town of Barrydale is the… Continue Reading →

Wine Tasting at Ormonde in Darling (2019-05-11)

After a morning session of cake in Durbanville and then dropping the girls off with their grandparents, Chantelle and I enjoyed the scenic drive out towards Darling, pulling into the charming little town well before we could actually check into… Continue Reading →

Pizza and Wine at Jakkalsvlei near Herbertsdale (2019-01-04)

Herbertsdale is a small settlement that lies east of the Gourits river, 56 km north west of Mossel Bay. Travel another 6 or so kilometers on from there, and you will stumble upon a most unexpected sight – a winery… Continue Reading →

Ending a Touchwork year at Groot Constantia and Pastis, Cape Town (2018-12-11)

Following the last year-end function at Monkey Valley in Noordhoek, 2018’s Touchwork/Hypenica year-end function moved a little closer to home with a delightful session of wine tasting at the granddaddy of Cape wine estates, Groot Constantia, followed by a delectable… Continue Reading →

Celebratory Dessert at Postcard Cafe in Stellenbosch (2018-11-07)

We celebrated last year’s wedding anniversary with some delectable lunch at Sweetwell, just outside Stellenbosch. For dessert, we took a drive through the town and headed out towards Jonkershoek, making our way to the tucked away gem of Postcard Cafe,… Continue Reading →

Fishing for Lunch at Eikendal in Stellenbosch (2017-08-06)

You could of course travel to Eikendal in Raithby, lying along the R44 snug between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, in order to taste and buy their award winning wines. You could even be heading out that way to stay in… Continue Reading →

Wine Tasting with Art at Saronsberg in Tulbagh (2016-12-11)

Forged in the 2000’s and named after the mountain whose western slope is home to many of their vineyards, Tulbagh’s award winning┬áSaronsberg, despite the farm itself’s deep historic roots, is actually a relatively new wine producer, having only produced its… Continue Reading →

Wine Tasting and Pizza at Val du Charron in Wellington (2016-12-11)

Last year December saw Chantelle and I break away from the kids for a weekend in Tulbagh. There was of course a lot of wine tasting, eating and sightseeing, and for the drive home, we opted for the long way… Continue Reading →

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