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Scarecrows amongst the strawberry fields of Mooiberge, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa.

Scarecrows amonst the strawberry fields of Mooiberge, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. I had a brief glimpse of these in November when we drove by! Very eye catching!

Tree lined Parel Vallei Road in Somerset West - Cape Town. #ParelValleiRoad #SomersetWest

Tree lined Parel Vallei Road in Somerset West - Cape Town.

Vergelegen Wine Estate, South Africa ~ Cape Dutch architecture

Put it on the Saturday trip list. Cape Dutch, Vergelegen Wine Estate, South Africa- just an hour from Franschhoek home of La Clé des Montagnes 4 luxurious villas on a working wine farm

At Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West.

At Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West, South Africa One of our favorite spots

Gordon's Bay and Hottentots-Holland Mountains, Cape Town, South Africa

Gordon's Bay and Hottentots-Holland Mountains, Cape Town, South Africa. My Africa.

Gardens at Vergelegen Wine Estate, Somerset West, near Capetown, South Africa. The estate is said to have been one of Nelson Mandela's favorite wine estates.

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Gardens at Vergelegen Wine Estate, Somerset West, near Capetown, South Africa ~ The estate is said to have been one of Nelson Mandela's favorite wine estates.

Lithos Wine Farm in Somerset West is a hidden gem in the true sense of the word. The setting of the farm is breathtaking and reminds one of “A Walk in the Clouds”. To the east, the Schapenberg mountain range is wrapped around the farm and to the west are vistas of False Bay that go on and on all the way to Cape Point. Address: Lithos Wine Farm, Wedderwill Country Estate, Somerset West, Western Cape Tel: +27 (21) 8581851 Email: info@lithos.co.za #Lithos #wine #SomersetWest #wineestate

Lithos Wine Farm in Somerset West is a hidden gem in the true sense of the word…

Spanish Farm suburb in Somerset West is one of the top 20 suburbs / neighbourhoods in South Africa. Situated high up against the slopes of the Helderberg it offers some of the most spectacular views one can buy into in South Africa - looking down onto False Bay with views from Hangklip to Cape Point. #SpanishFarm #SomersetWest #topsuburbs #bestsuburbs #luxuryproperty #CapeTown #SouthAfrica

Spanish Farm suburb in Somerset West is one of the top 20 suburbs…

Somerset West - 30min drive from Cape Town

The Somerset West skyline is dominated by the Helderberg mountain. The town is actually build "around" or at the foot of the mountain and the Helderberg Nature Reserve.

Helderberg Nature Reserve, in the Somerset West area

Helderberg Nature Reserve, in the Somerset West area. Walked here as a kid, rode my pony up the mountain, took my kids here . a magical place

Lourensford Wine Estate - superb cellar with top wines. This destination actually requires a whole day...includes i.a. restaurant, coffee roastery, chocolatiere etc...  http://www.lourensford.co.za/pagelist.aspx?CLIENTID=4777=About==ABOUT

Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West - a superb cellar with top wines. This destination actually requires a whole day.includes i. restaurant, coffee roastery, chocolatiere etc.

The Helderberg Mountain is part of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range in the Western Cape, South Africa.

The Helderberg Mountain is part of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Helderberg mountain in Somerset West - Cape Town - by Ian Kitney

Helderberg mountain in Somerset West - Cape Town - by Ian Kitney


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Gardens at Vergelegen Wine Estate, Somerset West, near Capetown, South Africa.  The estate is said to have been one of Nelson Mandela's favorite wine estates.

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Gardens at Vergelegen Wine Estate, Somerset West, near Capetown, South Africa ~ The estate is said to have been one of Nelson Mandela's favorite wine estates.

Helderberg Nature Reserve at the foot of the Helderberg, RSA

Helderberg Nature Reserve, in the Somerset West area. Walked here as a kid, rode my pony up the mountain, took my kids here . a magical place

Tree lined Parel Vallei Road in Somerset West - Cape Town. #ParelValleiRoad #SomersetWest

Tree lined Parel Vallei Road in Somerset West - Cape Town.

The Helderberg Mountain is part of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range in the Western Cape, South Africa.

The Helderberg Mountain is part of the Hottentots-Holland mountain range in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West - Cape Town, South Africa. This is one of those bucket list stops of the Cape.....

Vergelegen Wine Estate in Somerset West - Cape Town, South Africa. This is one of those bucket list stops of the Cape.

Cape Dutch Home - This must be one of the first well-documented local architectural styles. Unique to the Cape, it is striking in its simplicity, proportion and the beauty of the carefully crafted white walls against the region’s blue skies.

The homestead-Old Nectar, Jonkershoek Valley (Stellenbosch area) Cape Dutch-style South Africa

Hidden Valley in Stellenbosch. A stunning and unique setting. Paradise pure in the Cape Winelands, Cape Town

Hidden Valley in Stellenbosch. A stunning and unique setting. Paradise pure in the Cape Winelands, Cape Town and only 45 minutes from Franschhoek home of la Clé des Montagnes

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Late afternoon at the Vergelegen Wine Estate, former home of one of the Govenors of the Cape of Good Hope. Oh how I miss Cape Town!

Must go to Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands, for some really pretty countryside, great food, and WINE!

Goal: Weekend trip to Cape Town. Goal: To stay at a wine farm. Stellenbosch is in the winelands of Cape Town South Africa and is so beautiful.

Stellenbosch, South Africa

landscapelifescape: “ Western Cape, Stellenbosch, South Africa The road to memory bliss, by bgladman ”

Boschendal Estate, between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in South Africa's Western Cape.

Boschendal Estate, between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch - Western Cape - South…

Walking in the vineyards Groot Constantia, Cape Town (Photo: Tracey-Leigh Lawson)

vineyards of Groot Constantia, Cape Town. 30 minute drive after work - wine tasting on a Friday evening. a civilised end to the working week!

Stellenbosch wine farms - South Africa. South Africa has the longest wine route in the world.

South Africa - Stellenbosch wine farms - South Africa has the longest wine route in the world.