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Top Places For Families to Walk on Sundays in Cape Town
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Top Places For Families to Walk on Sundays in Cape Town

There is something about Sunday afternoons and the need to get out of doors with little ones. Gone are the days of lie-ins and reading novels on the couch. And this fact will be made all the more palpable the more you try and relive them, so getting out is a g...
Gorgeous A Bubbly Bar by Graham Beck Opens at Steenberg estate
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Gorgeous A Bubbly Bar by Graham Beck Opens at Steenberg estate

Who doesn't love the first sip of a glass of bubbly, or the whole glass for that matter. If you like me are a huge fan of bubbly (the fond term used to describe Méthode Cap Classique - South Africa’s own version of champagne produced in the traditional French ...
I Love Constantia Because …
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I Love Constantia Because …

Hi, I’m Olga Backberg from Constantia in Cape Town. Constantia IS BEST KNOWN FOR its stunning natural beauty and as the birthplace of the wine farming industry in South Africa. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Groot Constantia, the oldest and probably the most ...
High Constantia – wines that bring one a little closer to heaven
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High Constantia – wines that bring one a little closer to heaven

I feel like one of the privileged few when a friend of mine mentions he knows a wine maker. And not just any wine maker. We're talking High Constantia here. “Where is High Constantia?” I ask, losing any kudos as a wine connoisseur, whilst mentally following...
Cecilia Waterfall from Kirstenbosch – A Wonderful Walk
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Cecilia Waterfall from Kirstenbosch – A Wonderful Walk

Normally, when people speak about walking Cecilia Forest, they refer to the more-or-less amble you can do through the forest after parking on Rhodes Drive, along the main jeep track. Cecilia Forest has a number of lovely walks and jogging paths that pass throu...
Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia – a review
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Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia – a review

I’ve had breakfast at Jonkershuis, I’ve had lunch at Jonkershuis, I’ve had scones and tea at Jonkershuis and finally, on Friday evening, I had dinner at Jonkershuis Restaurant!  We planned ahead and booked a table but on arrival at Groot Constantia we realised...
Light from Africa – The building hidden in amongst the trees
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Light from Africa – The building hidden in amongst the trees

The Light from Africa Ceramic Art Studio and Gallery lies along Rhodes Drive on the edge of Constantia Nek. As you enter the parking lot usually reserved for those intent on a walk, you'll see the sign for Light from Africa tacked up on a very tall tree (it's ...
The River Cafe at Constantia Uitsig
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The River Cafe at Constantia Uitsig

Last night was our Girls Night Out and our venue of choice was The River Café at Constantia Uitsig.  I hadn’t been before and thinking that it must be around Constantia somewhere (who needs a map book when there is a mountain to guide one) set off and before l...
9 Constantia Walks – Discovering the Constantia Green Belt
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9 Constantia Walks – Discovering the Constantia Green Belt

In Constantia's green belt there are no fewer than nine interwoven trails that provide inner-city walking that is easy to reach but nevertheless manages to give one a sense of getting away from it all, surrounded by the green leafiness of Constantia. The no...