Category Archives: Cape

Picnic concert with Watershed at Warwick Wine Estate

Ian, Kathy, hubby and I spent a lovely relaxing day out at Warwick Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on our last day in the Cape, enjoying a picnic with Warwick wines and listening to chilled music of a local South African band, … Continue reading

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BJ’s at La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

A visit to Hermanus is not the same unless you have a meal at BJ’s.  Very sadly, it was burnt down not long before hubby and I visited Cheryl and Bob last month.  Totally devastating for locals, and visitors alike, many of … Continue reading

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The Shuntin’ Shed in Bot River

A few more posts still to come from our trip down to Hermanus and Somerset West … Now this is awesome !!   A diner in a railway shunting shed !! Definitely a quirky place !!!   It’s filled with railway memorabilia … Continue reading

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Wine tasting at Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Along the now tarred R320 through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley linking Hermanus to Caledon there are several wine estates, one of which is Creation.  I have been wanting to do a wine tasting there as I often buy Creation’s Syrah/Grenache blend … Continue reading

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Dutchies at Grotto Beach, Hermanus

Continuing from my previous posts on places of interest in Stanford which included Klein River Farmstead for their delicious cheeses, a quick visit to Raka Winery to purchase a new wine bottle opener, and a short walk-about at The Royal Oke,  hubby and I, with … Continue reading

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The Royal Oke in Stanford

Here is yet another place hubby and I need to re-visit when next in the Hermanus/Stanford area … The Royal Oke.   Cheryl and Bob have had a breakfast there which they said was very good. We had a quick walk-about … … Continue reading

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The best wine bottle opener at Raka Wine Estate

Well ….. I like it anyway!   It’s easy to use and fits neatly in a drawer.  With a couple of twists of the foil cutter then screw the screwing thingie into the cork, lift cork out with ease and voilá … … Continue reading

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