Tag Archives: Wine Routes

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I’ve mentioned countless times that I’m smitten with South Africa’s Overberg – a region east of Cape Town on the far side of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range. Katarina Mancama and I travelled through Gansbaai last year – a prominent area in the Overberg – celebrating this desitination’s recent GOLD for Best Responsible Tourism Destination at the International Responsible Tourism Awards in London.  I finally got round to […]

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My friend Louise de Waal from Green Girls in Africa visited Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch recently and she was kind enough to share this incredible story of sustainable  farming and using 700 or so Indian Runner ducks as natural pest-control. On my way to Stellenbosch, I passed the massively understated Vergenoegd Wine Estate entrance off Baden Powell […]

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It has been a busy year. I collected quite a few new stamps in my passport and discovered some amazing new destinations. As this year comes to a close, I’m doing my annual review and planning 2016. Here, in no particular order, are my personal top 10 experiences shared on the blog this year. (Links […]

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There are stories about lime green vineyards that rake the sheltered valley of Stellenbosch in October. There are stories about the Cape Fold mountain range; where to the south Stellenbosch Mountain, to the east and southeast Jonkershoek, Drakenstein, and Simonsberg Mountains keep long-awaited skinny dips in streams secret. There are stories about short sleeves and […]

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