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Franschhoek Motor Museum – The Experience and Photographs
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Franschhoek Motor Museum – The Experience and Photographs

Family were visiting from Zululand over the weekend so we took them out to Franschhoek and on the way stopped in at the Franschhoek Motor Musuem.  To be completely honest I hadn’t even heard of the place but wow, what a collection! Located on the L’Ormarins...
Waterford Wine Estate – Wonderful Wine at Waterford
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Waterford Wine Estate – Wonderful Wine at Waterford

It’s a beautiful sunny day, and I can tell the day is going to be hot. I’m heading down the highway towards Stellenbosch, watching the mountains come ever closer. My goal is the Waterford Wine Estate. To my mind this little winery is the jewel in the Stellenbo...
Exploring the Stellenbosch Botanical Garden
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Exploring the Stellenbosch Botanical Garden

Hidden in the heart of Stellenbosch where one least expects to find a garden, and where Neethling, Murray, Keefom and Van Riebeek streets meet in amongst residences, historical buildings and guesthouses, lies one of the most beautiful gardens imaginable. And I...
Slaley Farm Market – with an emphasis on food, family and fun
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Slaley Farm Market – with an emphasis on food, family and fun

'Well,' says the brightly attired pancake man, whose name is Siegfried Kitching and whose kitchen skills, I assure you, are rather admirable, considering I can't flip a pancake to save my life, 'there is sugar and cinnamon, syrup, or sugar, cinnamon and syrup!...
Cooking demo at Olivello Restaurant in Stellenbosch
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Cooking demo at Olivello Restaurant in Stellenbosch

If you are looking for something different to do next weekend or would like to spruce up your recipe books and cooking skills then a cooking demo at Olivello Restaurant in Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands could be just the thing for you (takes place on Satur...
Paarl’s twin obelisks – a visit to the Taal Monument
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Paarl’s twin obelisks – a visit to the Taal Monument

There is an Afrikaans icon that graces the area on the hill directly next to the ubiquitous Paarl rock above the town of the same name. It's not quite on Paarl rock, as some would have you believe, but a little to the left of it, depending on from which angle ...
Lunch at Lanzerac in Stellenbosch
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Lunch at Lanzerac in Stellenbosch

We spent the recent Heritage Day long weekend in the Cape Winelands and had lunch at Lanzerac on Friday.  I’d spent a few hours at the Spa and feeling a bit peckish we opted for what was close at hand – The Taphuis!  There was a fresh breeze blowing so we were...
Dik Delta, fat-tailed sheep and cows with long horns at Solms-Delta
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Dik Delta, fat-tailed sheep and cows with long horns at Solms-Delta

I first hear about fat-tailed sheep during a first-hand account of the efforts at Solms-Delta in Franschhoek to ensconce a couple of ostriches in the pen with said sheep. Why? They act as a form of watch dog - who in their right mind wants to tangle with an os...
Luxurious L’ermitage in Franschhoek
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Luxurious L’ermitage in Franschhoek

I don’t often get the opportunity to enjoy five star treatment, but a night at “The Hermitage” in Franschhoek was a stay to be remembered. L’ermitage is exactly that, a retreat in the heart of the Franschhoek valley. The Franschhoek  mountains form the backdro...
Lunch at The Goatshed at Fairview Winery
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Lunch at The Goatshed at Fairview Winery

By day three of the four day Easter weekend I was feeling somewhat fragile.  Friends from Durban were in town for the Two Oceans Marathon and when friends are on ‘tour’ (especially these friends) a lot of decadent eating, drinking and late nights normally go w...