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Laborie Wine Farm

If there is somewhere to go for tea and cake on a Saturday afternoon in Paarl we didn’t find it.  The town is so beautiful, if I were to live in the Western Cape it would be my top choice from the areas which we have seen, but on a Saturday afternoon it was impossible to find a tea garden ... Read More »

Simonsvlei – Perfect spot for wine tasting with Children

After a trip to Butterfly World we looked for somewhere to eat, after a disastrous meal at the Jungle Leaf Cafe at Butterfly world last year we did not risk eating there again.  Simonsvlei Wine Estate 5.3km from Butterfly world was the perfect place to go with small children, they had the best play area which I have seen at ... Read More »

Hidden Valley Wines

A visit to Hidden Valley Wines made me wonder if a name sometimes plays a part in a persons destiny.  It would be a waste of a cool name if Dave Hidden did not own a wine farm so perfectly suited to his name in such a perfect location. The smart tasting room is glass sided looking onto enormous shining ... Read More »

Grangehurst Winery

Our visit to Grangehurst Winery was another good outing.  We bought a dry rose with a low sugar content of 1.1g.  With the exception of the rose which is a 2011 vintage the other wines on offer were no younger than 2005, proof that their wines age very well.  Our other purchase was the Nikela which is a lovely 2005 ... Read More »

Lanzerac Wine Estate, elegant history

We popped into Lanzerac wine estate for a tasting.  They also sell very yummy chocolate truffles which are paired with the wines. The estate is one of the oldest and was founded in 1691. The estate now falls under the SFW (Stellenbosch Farmers Winery) umbrella so is corporately owned, I do prefer the family estates but the atmosphere at Lanzerac ... Read More »

Stark Conde – Wine tasting doesn’t get more Picturesque

Without doubt Stark Conde has the most picturesque setting for their wine tasting, a little island in the middle of a dam surrounded by the majestic Cape Mountains, amazing!  The wine was jolly good too my favourites being the Pinot Noir and their red blend, due to financial constraints (single income due to me being a stay at home Mum) ... Read More »

A night in Fraserburg

    Our second night on the road between Johannesburg and Cape town was spent in Fraserburg.  The small town has tranquility and charm but is somewhat outshone by it’s neighbours Loxton and Sutherland.  We passed through Loxton at about 3pm and felt that we would rather press on a little further to get a few more kms under the belt.  ... Read More »

Triggerfish Micro Brewery

Visiting Wine Estates in the Cape Town area is lovely but it’s nice to have a bit of a change.  Late Friday afternoon we decided on an outing to Triggerfish Micro Brewery in Somerset West.  The beautiful wine estates have a special place but I loved the no frills atmosphere of Triggerfish, the immediate sense being ‘we can really relax ... Read More »

Kambro Padstal

On our lovely alternate route between Johannesburg and Cape Town we were travelling south on the N12 after spending the night at Mokala National Park near Kimberly.  Around midday we started looking for somewhere to have lunch.  We found Kambro Padstal (Farm Stall) 21km north of Britstown.  In the heat of the Karoo it was lovely to sit inside and enjoy toasted ... Read More »

Prestigio MultiPad 5080 Tablet a family hit

After I was given my  Prestigo e reader for my birthday, I loved it so much that the Presigio brand is now a hit in our family.  My daughter Dominique who is in her 1st year teaching bought the Prestigio 8″ Tablet, she was so thrilled with it that family members clubbed in to buy one for my 70 year ... Read More »