Hiking in Cape Town's Mountains - The World on my Necklace
Surrounded by mountains with hundreds of kilometres of trails, Cape Town is an incredible place to go hiking. And it's easy to find a trail to yourself.
Buitenverwachting Est. 1796
This beautiful wine farm on the east-facing slopes of the Constantiaberg, originally formed part of the Constantia Estate, which was founded by Simon van der Stel, the first Governor of the new Dutch colony at the tip of Africa.
Wine Store, High Constantia, Cape Town
A visit to the Cape Peninsula would be incomplete without a trip to the celebrated wine farm of High Constantia. It is about three or four miles distant from Wynberg, and is now owned by the Cape Government, being used for the purpose of making pure wine, and showing farmers the modern methods of viticulture. The buildings are perfect specimens of Dutch Colonial Architecture. One of the most interesting features is a bas-relief over the entrance of the largest wine store or cellar. The farm…
Culinary Delicacies and Cape Panoramas
Top left: Hout Bay; Top right: Cape Town city centre; Bottom left: Cape Town Stadium; Bottom right: Robben Island seen from Signal Hill. The last 2 weeks of our vacation in South Africa were a series of “one night stands”, day trips from our base in Thornton. We were culinary travelers, going from one delicious destination to the next delectable destination. If we weren’t savoring the views and vistas of the Cape we were indulging ourselves in its foods and the hospitality of friends and…
Visiting Constantia, where South African wine began
South Africa is the only major wine producing country that can state an actual date when wine was first made there – recorded by Van Riebeek as the 2nd February 1659. The country’s first real wine…