Travel Blogs from Stellenbosch, South Africa

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Woooooozy wine...., Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Woooooozy wine....

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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... on the other! Another beautiful day weather wise so lovely to be able to drive down this stretch of beach road. We were at Stellenbosch for about 9:30am and lucky for us we could check in and dump our bags. We'd arranged to meet a wine guide called ...

Stellenbosch and Le Quartier Francais, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Stellenbosch and Le Quartier Francais

A travel blog entry by mindabarley

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... around Wedgeview is very green so it was akin to lying in a sunny park - very pleasant. We decided to drive into Stellenbosch for some lunch and a mosey round. Stopped off at "Oom Samie Winkel" that old fashioned shop that sell everything from dried ...

Wining and dining, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Wining and dining

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... had been systematically excluded from education, land ownership, and opportunity for so long that even after a decade of a free South Africa, a huge economic chasm lingers. How to realistically fix this toxic legacy is the real question. Adapting one of ...

Wine Country, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Wine Country

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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... Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek valleys form the Cape Winelands, the largest of the two main wine growing regions in South Africa. The South African wine industry produces about 1,000,000,000 liters of wine annually. The region has a Mediterranean ...

The Winelands, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

The Winelands

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... of the best restaurants I've ever been to! Tokara (www.tokara.com) was set on a wine farm (figures) overlooking the entire Stellenbosch valley with a sunset to die for.  The food was delectable and the dessert was amazing!  My first ice cream ...

Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch and Winelands, South Africa travel blog

Stellenbosch

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... sick! The countryside and mountains surrounding the vineyards is stunning, and the winereys really are set in gorgeous gardens, as Stellenbosch is a student city its really vibrant and we ate out and had a few drinks in a really happening pub called ...

Stellenbosched, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Stellenbosched

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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Stellenbosch is beautiful university town that looks like Clifton village, all street side cafes, chai lattes and shops selling expensive souvenirs. We had come to explore the area and spend a second day on the CooperTrooper wine ...

ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD - I'll drink to that, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD - I'll drink to that

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... this, as the town itself is adorable and quaint, and really just as a college town should be.  (If you're not American then I suppose it's just what a university town should be...)  South Africa is proving to be an incredible place. ...

Eating the best food in town (ships), Kayamundi, South Africa travel blog

Eating the best food in town (ships)

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Wine, chocolate and wings, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Wine, chocolate and wings

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Nov 18, Wine, chocolate and wings What a better combination than wine with... chocolate? Most people would have said cheese... but, at Bilton estates, they show you how to enhance your wine with Belgium chocolates and for the ...

Time to fly in a bottle of fizz, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Time to fly in a bottle of fizz

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Wine Tasting: It Tastes Good, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Wine Tasting: It Tastes Good

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers

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... more of those, as well.) After sampling many different wines in Franschhoek, we drove half an hour more to reach Stellenbosch, South Africa's second oldest town and the heart of its wine country. We checked into our cute guesthouse, then rallied to go ...

Thank you for your tension!, Cape Town and the Strand, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Thank you for your tension!

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... . Thank you so much. There really is a real world out there!" And with that he was gone. Bam! What a moment! Life here in South Africa is so different that I just don't try and explain it to the people back home. I think that they would find it hard ...

Let there be wine, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Let there be wine

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We drive via the so called Garden Route (the coast line south of South Africa) to Stellenbosch, THE wine region of the country. We booked a B & B: Jonckershof and I have no idea where we found it nor can I find it on internet. But, that is OK, I do ...

Spur, by Roman, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Spur, by Roman

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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... want, at least then both logos have feathers. Then again, do tell me, how and when did a North Amerindian chief spring out of South Africa? Yet another unanswered question to add to the list! ‘How many chickens do you think had to die for me to eat ...

Wine touring in Stellenbosch area, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Wine touring in Stellenbosch area

A travel blog entry by ieeworldvoyage

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Version traduite plus bas Nov 17, Wine touring in Stellenbosh area We stayed at Mountain Breeze campsite I am so surprised out here! We are yet to get over the shock at feeling like we are in France, Switzerland, or Canada! Roads lined with oak trees and ...

And then there WAS wine: lots !, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

And then there WAS wine: lots !

A travel blog entry by tonyandmarina

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We arrive at our first winery before 10: Simonsig and start with a dry sparkling wine, as you do at that time of the morning. And are immediately hooked; the Kaapse Vonkel. Greta buys 2 bottles of them for 'our' Christmas eve. AND 2 bottles of red. After ...

First week in Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

First week in Stellenbosch

A travel blog entry by fmh

Hey Everyone, I've been here in South Africa for just under a week, last Sunday at this time I was getting  in the car to go to the airport. It feels like I've been here a lot longer and at the same time a lot less than a week. It has been ...

Cheapest wine on earth, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Cheapest wine on earth

A travel blog entry by dc314

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... , ostrich, and kudu.  When in Rome.  For dessert JB and Lindsey got the malva pudding, which is a favorite in South Africa (similar to bread pudding).  Amy wanted the chocolate mousse, while I wanted to stick with a liquid dessert and ...

Cape Point and a Sunday Constitutional, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Cape Point and a Sunday Constitutional

A travel blog entry by fmh

... Most of the vegetation here is Fynbos (literally "fine bush"). Fynbos consists of four major plant groups - Proteas (South Africa's National flower); Ericas, heath-like, low growing shrubs; Restios which are reed-like plants; ...

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A travel blog entry by mills01480

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Nose, Taste and Finish, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Nose, Taste and Finish

A travel blog entry by alandrach

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... one of the bigger ones called 'Simsonsig' where we got a brief tour with explanations on how the wine industry came about in South Africa and various other interesting facts. We also got a few tips on how to taste the wine properly which includes the ...

Wine Tasting, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Wine Tasting

A travel blog entry by jennyreynolds

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Tried to find the centre of Stellenbosch but failed miserably so onto our first wine tasting of the day at the Warwick vineyard. Margaret, our wine tasting guide lead us through the three whites and four reds. Good job Stephen only liked the first wine, a ...

Stellenbosh - Wine and Rhinos, Stellenbosh, South Africa travel blog

Stellenbosh - Wine and Rhinos

A travel blog entry by badams

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... will check it out and then go on to Mama Africa's as they have the most amazing local bands. I will be sad to leave Africa as I have had the most amazing time and met some wonderful people; people that are beautiful on the inside as well as the ...

Brazilians and the Wine Country, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Brazilians and the Wine Country

A travel blog entry by flyphishn

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... walked around Stellenbosch just to see what there was to see and ended up having a great time, got into a University of Stellenbosch rugby match free because Luciano told the gaurd there were there from Brazil to take pictures for Brazilian TV.  ...

Wineyards ... Nelson Mandela's last prison, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Wineyards ... Nelson Mandela's last prison

A travel blog entry by bruceontour

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Second to last night in Africa and we stayed in the really wonderful d'Ouwe Werf Hotel. This is South Africa's oldest inn established in 1802 and was right in the centre of Stellenbosch. Being so near to Capetown we were close to our last delayed planned ...

From wineries to tents!, Stellenbosch/Citrastil, South Africa travel blog

From wineries to tents!

A travel blog entry by liammichelle

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... Perth is our guide... she can't be too bad with a name like that, Laurence our driver and Nicholas our cook both from South Africa. Our fellow passengers are Dom from the UK who we've actually spent the last week stalking around our hostel. Liz Taylor ...

PENGUIN DAY!!!, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

PENGUIN DAY!!!

A travel blog entry by linda-wright

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... further to the lighthouse.  Rob, Cathy and I walked back down. At the Cape of Good Hope - the southern most point of Africa,  the Indian Ocean currents meet the Atlantic Ocean current. There are baboons in the park.  Dick told us he had ...

Winelands, Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Winelands

A travel blog entry by court0

... , and then went to the Winelands (their Napa Valley), which is really nice and peaceful. We played golf at one of South Africa's top courses (very windy along the mountain, but still great course), and I was horrible then visited a few wineries in ...

Blast from the past ... the Patagonia high road .., Stellenbosch, South Africa travel blog

Blast from the past ... the Patagonia high road ..

A travel blog entry by leinsterman

... golfing holiday ... this time there is great excitment as a protest takes place at the entrance ... for fair treatment of employees ... Stellenbosch has become a much more corwded and noisy place since I've last been here ... We head to Spier where we ...

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