Tag Archive: #visitStellenbosch

My Guide to Having The Best Time in Cape Town This Summer

Summer in Cape Town is pretty dang exceptional. There’s a major buzz in the air, the streets are always milling with tanned locals and visitors from around the world and the extra long days mean more time for activities! Whether it’s your first visit to the Mother City or your annual return to the mountain, […]

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August 27, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

What to do in Stellenbosch Solo

What to do in Stellenbosch Solo

Having the opportunity to travel solo is one that you should relish, not dread. Travelling by yourself can seem kind of scary or intimidating, but after you’ve survived your first solo trip, you’ll start dreaming about the next one…and the next. My first solo trip was to India in 2013 and I’ve never looked back. […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Cape Town in Winter

I’m not one to downplay birthdays – I love the excuse to see friends and eat and drink nice things. Ever since I was a kid though, a winter birthday party has been a tricky thing to plan. It’s my birthday in July and if you’re a winter baby like me, you’ll know that options […]

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September 27, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the heart on Stellenbosch, right on iconic Church Street, is a beautiful courtyard complete with giant oak trees, an idyllic swimming pool and lush green lawn. Surrounded on four sides by Oude Werf Hotel, a national heritage site and South Africa’s oldest hotel, this might be one of the winelands’ best kept […]

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Delaire Graff – The Hidden Jewel of The Winelands

Known as “The Jewel of The Cape Winelands”, Delaire Graff is one of the most beautiful properties in South Africa. Actually, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Right from the lush gardens reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon at the entrance of the property, all the way through the countless pieces […]

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April 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Sure, if you live in South Africa, chances are you’ve either been to Stellenbosch, or you’ll eventually get to Stellenbosch. It’s kind of a no-brainer, really. But maybe you’re sitting all the way in the UK, or the USA, or Germany, and the idea of flying thousands of kilometres to a small wine-farming town in […]

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April 4, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

While I’m on the subject of picnics, I wanted to tell you about the great winter picnic offering at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch . The farm recently re-launched, with some really stunning experiences and upgrades added to the historic property. There are coffee, tea, wine and olive oil-blending experiences, delicious picnics,  and the adorable […]

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December 22, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Six Great South African Bubblies for NYE

Six Great South African Bubblies for NYE

I’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Melbourne this year, which is great because eight hours after Australia counts down to 2016, I’ll be able to celebrate again as South Africa heads into the new year. One year I was at a bar in Austria and we must have celebrated New Year’s about 6 times with […]

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December 7, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

10 Unusual Things To Do In The Winelands

10 Unusual Things To Do In The Winelands

It’s summertime and the winelands living is very easy. Think long days spent lounging in the sun, Cape Dutch heritage buildings as your backdrop, cold white wine flowing, a gorgeous picnic laid out in front of you. There’s almost nothing better I can think of. If you’ve been to winelands and had the whole “wine […]

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December 3, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Klein DasBosch Wines

Klein DasBosch Wines

KleinDasBosch is a small (only 5 hectares) wine farm in Stellenbosch that is producing some really great wines. I recently tried their Maude’s Rose and Unwooded Chardonnay and I can’t wait to tell you about them.  You might not have heard about the Klein DasBosch brand before and that’s because they’ve mostly been exporting their small, […]

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