West Coast

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Driving along Route 27 only 1 hour from Cape Town the landscape is filled with large open spaces, white sandy dunes and in the summer time during August and September, the area is an array of colourful wildflowers boasting all … Continued

The Garden Route and Route 62

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Cape Route 62 is the tourist route in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape, South Africa that meanders between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn, the Langkloof and Port Elizabeth, offering the shorter, scenic alternative to the N2 highway. It’s an area … Continued

Fairview Wine Estate

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This historically old farm set on the gorgeous slopes of the Paarl Mountains facing Cape Town was founded in 1693. However, it was a young immigrant from Lithuania called Charles Back who arriving on these shores in 1902 built up … Continued

Delaire Graff Wine Estate

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The Delaire Graff Wine Estate sits enviously plumb on the crest of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass. Also known as Hell’s Height the entire area surrounding Delaire Graff is redolent with a rich history. Dating back to 1854 this is one … Continued

Steenberg Wine Estate

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Steenberg – Stone Mountain or Mountain of Stone, (take your choice) – is the oldest wine farm in the Cape Peninsula. Situated in the suburb of Constantia, the original farm dates back to the days of Simon Van der Stel, … Continued

Babylonstoren Wine Estate

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In 1692, Babylonstoren farm in the Drakenstein Valley was granted to burgher Pieter van der Byl by the then Governor of the Cape, Simon van der Stel. Wasting no time, van der Byl immediately set about planting the very first … Continued

Vergelegen Wine Estate

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A perfect post as South Africa enters Level 2 lockdown! Think ‘wine’, think South Africa and one immediately thinks of the Cape. Because wine and its South African history is inextricably interwoven with the beautiful hinterlands of Cape Town and … Continued

Muizenberg

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The Dornbrack Travel virtual tour brings us to our last and final destination – MUIZENBERG Continuing on and just before the False Bay coast road curves away to the east, we arrive at Muizenberg, one of Cape Town’s beach suburbs. Muizenberg … Continued

Kalk Bay

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Not far from Simon’s Town and on the coast road back to Cape Town is the small and quaint fishing village of Kalk Bay. Spelt ‘Kalkbaai’ in Dutch/Afrikaans it translates literally as ‘Lime Bay.’ The village is regarded as a … Continued