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Archived entries for  Cape Winelands

The Cape Wine Route is one of those destinations where you can do exactly what you want. Whether you are looking to simply relax and unwind and soak up the atmosphere, or whether you are looking to keep busy visiting historical monuments, vineyards and galleries. The Cape Winelands will not disappoint. Visit the Cape Winelands section on our website.

My Trip | A Honeymoon under the African sun

An African Honeymoon

From the penguins wiggling across Boulders Beach to the traditional dancers shimmying in the firelight of the safari boma, our travellers, Marlene and Philip Cunningham perfectly captured what we call the SOP, in their video of their African honeymoon. SOP. Spirit of Place. In this case… the Spirit of Africa. No doubt it helps that Philip is a Digital Media Production […]

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Welcome to Delaire Graff Estate

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Smoky, smoky… I detect gooseberry, aromas of cut grass, hints of citrusy tropical fruit. The way people talk about wine is almost absurd. It makes poets of us all. We are utterly seduced by finding the right words to describe the precise flavours that tickle our palates and noses. ‘Wine is sunlight, held together by water,’ said […]

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True confidence: Le Quartier Français

Le Quartier Francais

Sophistication tends to adopt a neutral palate. Creams, whites and a whole library of beige have become synonymous with luxury. Some would criticise the trend as dull. It takes confidence to buck the norm and quirkiness to believe that elegance can coexist with the more exuberant colours of the spectrum. Le Quartier Français has just the […]

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My Trip | The First Sip is the Deepest

My Trip: Thomases

I’ve never met Mark and Anne Thomas but I’m ninety nine percent sure we’d hit it off. They like travelling. I like travelling. They like wine. I like wine. Their surname is Thomas. My surname is Thomas. At this juncture you may be thinking that ours would be a surface level friendship. To counter that […]

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Where Rhinos Picnic: Cape Town & the Winelands


In my earliest picnic memories, light-haired limbs and blonde and brown ringlets roll over each other down endless grassy hills in bollemakiesie races. They flip upside down in handstands, curls washing the earth. Longer limbs chase us, dribbling a ball low across the field. Large hands take ours and lift us onto strong backs. And when […]

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Holiday To-Do List #1: Babylonstoren


Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road Healthy, free, the world before me  – Walt Whitman The few days of holiday over Christmas and New Year’s are meant to relax you, the hard-working employee. Rejuvenate, restore and the like. And most times, you, the hard-working employee, give in without trouble and do sweet […]

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Winter in the Winelands at Grande Roche

Grande Roche

Invitations with a dress code attached make me nervous because my love for sky high heels and tight clothing always falls short. Old world charm was the dress code for our weekend away in Paarl. Wardrobe worries aside, I was hoping for good weather so that we could enjoy a picnic in the vineyard under […]

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Snow Falling on the Winelands

Winelands Winter Wonderland

On the last few days of August, as Spring Day approached, snow began to fall on the peaks across the Western Cape. Locals raced up Table Mountain to photograph themselves in the snow – doing everything from tonguing the white powder to stripping and mooning the camera. People like us raced up to the Cape […]

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Horny Grazer Review – Steenberg BistroSixteen82

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  Steenberg: More than just a Wine Estate On the oldest farm in the Constantia Valley sits Steenberg. Here visitors can enjoy the magic of the Winelands while still close to the centre of Cape Town. The estate has something for everyone – an 18 hole championship golf course, wine tasting, Spa, views of False Bay […]

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Cape Town’s Top Winter Restaurant Specials

Eat out for less this winter Even though we’ve been spoilt with great weather in the Mother City lately, winter is definitely on its way. But there’s no need to batten down the hatches just yet. Most of Cape Town’s best restaurants offer fantastic winter specials that will keep you well insulated from the cold. […]

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Top 10 things to do in Cape Town

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There is so much to do in Cape Town. But there are a few activities that you simply cannot afford to miss. Here is our list of the Top 10 things to do when visiting Cape Town. 1. Table Mountain and Lion’s Head Long before Table Mountain was named one of the 7 wonders of […]

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How to Entertain the Parents in the Cape Winelands

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“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” – John Keats My parents arrived in Cape Town, on holiday from cold London, to visit me last week. Well, probably more to visit the Cape Winelands and luxury safari lodges of South […]

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