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Spice up your trip to the Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands area is renowned the world over, not only for the outstanding wines produced there, but also for its exceptional beauty. If you ever happen to be in the Paarl area, one place that will spice up your trip is Spice Route, a mere 40 minute’s drive from Cape Town.

Tasting wine under the old oak tree...
Tasting wine under the old oak tree…

Spice Route not only offers breathtaking views over the vineyards, Simonsberg Mountain and even Table Mountain on a clear day, but also a sensory feast for the palate. Owner Charles Back had in mind a one-stop gastronomical destination for local and international tourists when he bought Seidelberg wine farm and started developing Spice Route in 2012. Continue reading Spice up your trip to the Cape Winelands

Cederberg: the best kept secret of South Africa

By Frank Höppener

Europeans all know the Kruger National Park, but hardly anyone knows the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park or the Cederberg Wilderness area in the Western Cape.

I visited the Cederberg last April as part of a larger trip to South Africa. I only knew about it because a South African friend told me that it is her favourite spot. We made it a stop-over on our way to Baviaanskloof and were taken by surprise by its beauty. My friend Megan was right; the Cederberg must be about the best kept secret of South Africa. Continue reading Cederberg: the best kept secret of South Africa

Get back to nature close to Cape Town

If you are looking for solitude, wide open spaces, interesting cloud formations against a brilliant blue sky and you want to get back to nature, close to Cape Town, the Anysberg Nature Reserve is the place to go. This is not only the ideal weekend breakaway for Capetonians; visitors to the Western Cape should also put this unique Klein Karoo reserve on their itinerary.

The Anysberg Nature Reserve lies in the heart of the Klein Karoo between Ladismith, Laingsburg, Touws River and Montagu and offers beautiful Karoo scenery. Montagu is a mere 185 km from Cape Town by tar and the distance on the gravel road from Montagu to the Anysberg cottages and campsite is 70km, which makes it the ideal weekend trip from Cape Town. Continue reading Get back to nature close to Cape Town