Rebekah KendalWhether you’re after fine wine, good food, or a slice of history, Groot Constantia won’t disappoint. Next time you visit the grand old estate, impress your friends with these fascinating titbits…
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Picture the scene – a softly lit wine cellar full of barrels, a hound sleeping on the floor, a table set with glasses and a huge platter of bread, olives, olive tapenade, olive oil, cheese, salami, mixed nuts, biltong and droëwors, bottles of some of the finest wines in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, and a tasting led by the wine-maker Peter Finlayson.
So you’re looking for a night out are you? A couple of drinks you say? Maybe you want to cut loose on the dance floor, but aren’t sure where to go? Our handy list of 50 of the most popular clubs and bars in the Mother City will help you on your way then! Enjoy!
It’s interesting to note how popular townships tours have become with visitors to our country who are searching for personal and authentic encounters with our citizens. A walking tour of Kayamandi in Stellenbosch does exactly that.
There are a few things you might already know about Allée Bleue in Franschhoek – that it’s a wine farm where you can taste and buy, it has a bistro, it’s where most of the herbs you find in supermarkets are farmed, and you can have picnics, or a wedding. But did you know you can also spend a night there?
On Wednesday, the Big 6 of Cape Town became the Big 7 with the official unveiling of the new Cape Town City Walk. The City Walk joins Cape Point, Robben Island, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain Cableway, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront to form the Cape Town Big 7, a marketing body to ensure visitors know there are seven unmissable, awesome things to do in Cape Town.
One of the oldest areas in Cape Town, and South Africa, Constantia doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. From the incredible wine farms, to the unrivalled beauty of the valley as a whole, Constantia has a fantastic story to tell.
I love being a tourist in my own city and it gives me great pleasure to share my great finds with family and friends. I recently visited the One&Only for High Tea and if brought back so many fond memories of my childhood that I just had to share the experience!
Summer is not the best time of the year for shark spotting; it’s much better during the winter months. But I was in the area and had my heart set on ticking this thing off my bucket list. It was one of the worst days possible – the wind was howling, the swells were high, and almost every one of the skippers of the many shark boats based in Gansbaai were shaking their heads and saying no way, all except Marine Dynamics.
We all love having a meal with a view, and what better way than to start the day with stunning scenery? Here are some breakfast spots with a view in Cape Town.
It’s another epic weekend in the Mother City. Here are just some of things you can get up to, from Taste of Cape Town to a classic movie under the stars!
Someone once said - “One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as one great adventure.” And I agree wholeheartedly! I’ve been on many ‘adventures’, which include cycling to Everest Base Camp and sleeping in a jungle in Malaysia, but to me real adventure starts wherever you are – it’s a mind-set. And so one Saturday morning I woke up and decided that it was time for an unplanned exploration of Cape Town. We can all be creatures of habit and so I had got into a rut…
Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and we like to think we are one of the most romantic as well. The city has become a favourite wedding destination for domestic and international travellers, not surprising really when you consider the glut of awesome locations we have. To help you in your search for the perfect venue and the ideal spots to propose to your – hopefully – soon-to-be better half, we have selected some of our favourites.
A gem on the False Bay coastline, Kalk Bay is known for its raw beauty, interesting shops, vast selection of restaurants and stunning views. You could easily spend a full day in this little neighbourhood and still not be able to experience it all! Here’s a guide on what to do and where to go in Kalk Bay.
Motlokoa Nkhabutiane of Lesotho won the 2015 Two Oceans Marathon on Saturday in a time of 3:10:27.
I have lived in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town my entire life, in and around the borders of Constantia to some degree through all of it, but I have never explored it to the extent that I should have. Call it lazy if you must, but that changed when I was given the opportunity by the Constantia Wine Route to get stuck into the area, pull back the outer layer and really uncover what is happening there – turns out there is a lot!
The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon is happening this weekend with thousands of hardy souls taking to the streets to take part. Take a look at our Two Oceans Survival Guide, written with the runners, spectators and everybody else in mind!
It’s one of the most anticipated shows of the year – One Direction. Here are some important details that all show-goers need to know.
Affectionately known by locals as “little Germany”, because of its popularity with German tourists, Somerset West is a grand mix of wine farms, top–notch restaurants, majestic golf estates and adrenaline-inducing adventure activities. More of a town than a neighbourhood, you will need to set aside a couple of days to truly explore this beautiful area.
On Saturday 28 March homes and businesses across the world will switch off their lights for an hour in support of Earth Hour. All across Cape Town, locals will lend their support by flicking the switch between 8.30pm and 9.30pm – here are 5 ways to celebrate Earth Hour in the Mother City.
There are so many things to do in Cape Town this Easter. Everything from special lunches to Easter Egg hunts for the kids. Here’s how to make the most of this holiday in Cape Town.
There are just 7 500 cheetahs left in Africa and less-than 1000 of these majestic cats in South Africa. Thankfully, the Cheetah Outreach programme in Somerset West is doing everything it can to turn things around.
It’s the Cape Town Jazz Festival this weekend and whether or not you were one of the lucky few to get your hands on those much desired tickets, here are some events to get you into a jazzy mood this week.
Just over half an hour out of Cape Town, along the N1, is Klein Joostenberg Farm. It’s a poorly hidden gem that few people no about and one that is incredibly child-friendly and well worth the visit.
There’s so much happening in Cape Town this weekend. Be sure to catch some of these events!
Sevens Rugby is back in Cape Town from December this year with the South African leg of the IRB Sevens Series moving to the Mother City! We’re pretty happy about and you should be too – here are five reasons why the tournament belongs in Cape Town.
The Infecting the City festival has become one of the big crowd-pleasers in the city with its ‘takeover’ of the CBD challenging the audience’s understanding of art by using the urban space as its stage. The latest edition once again left its mark on the Mother City.
Cape Town’s diverse african identity was marvelously show cased and celebrated at the 2015 Cape Town Carnival. Creativity and unique talent was evident in the beautiful and bright costumes specially designed for the carnival. It was truly an Elemental affair show casing the elements with flair and style.
With a history dating back to the 1700s, it’s clear that Vergelegen is more than just a regular wine estate. It’s a historical destination that offers so much for everyone. We recently spent some time in Somerset West and we couldn’t resist popping in to this incredible place.
You are going to be hard-pressed to find a better view than the one on offer at Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate. The stillness of the reed-lined dam creates a mellowness you won’t find in the city and the looming Helderberg mountain range is a sight to behold. Suffice to say it sets the mood rather nicely for an afternoon spent tasting olive oils, olives and wine.
If spending the day on a beautiful golf course in glorious weather is enormously good fun, then sending pictures of your day out to friends stuck at home in foul weather is even more so. When those pictures extend to glorious wine estates visited after your round, you’re set for some extremely envious mates…Few courses offer the golf and wine combination as perfectly as Stellenbosch.