Category Archives: Hermanus

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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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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Throwback Thursday : memories and highlights – 1997

Time for a TBT me thinks !!    If I recall, I was in 1997 with memorable moments, and luck would have it I was about to reach October of that year.    Soooo .. exactly 18 years ago hubby and I, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday : 1996 special memories and highlights

Before Thursday comes to an end  … 1996 !!     Two trips to Zimbabwe, two weddings, Carl’s 21st birthday, and Jeanette leaves home !!! January :  Hubby, Elaine and I went up to Harare for New Years.  We met Pauline, Richard’s … Continue reading

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Homeward bound from the Cape..

On our recent trip to the Cape …  I took a few photos on the road between Hermanus and Colesberg (Kuilfontein Stable Cottages), our regular overnight stop on our return trip between Cape Town and Johannesburg Leaving Hermanus in the … Continue reading

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Holidaying in a retirement village!!!!!!

True !!! On our recent trip to the Cape … Hubby and I spent our last few days with his sister Cheryl, and Bob in their new home in Hermanus.  A few months ago when their name came up on … Continue reading

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Walking through vineyards and fynbos part 2: Bouchard Finlayson

On our recent trip to the Cape .. Let’s get straight to it !!!   From the top of the ridge overlooking the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson and Hemel en Aarde Valley in Hermanus, our walking trail continued .. I was quite surprised at the … Continue reading

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Walking a trail through vineyards and fynbos : Bouchard Finlayson

On our recent trip to the Cape … What a fabulous day we had!!!! ” Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate, established in 1989 covers 125 hectares,  of which some 20ha on the lower fertile soils are under cultivation with the remaing … Continue reading

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