Tag: cape town activities

A berry berry nice day out - Fig picking at Hoogwater Farm - Part 3

September 20, 2018

Fig picking is great fun, and there is no limit to how much you can eat whilst picking (beware of over-indulging though) and Wolseley is a beautiful little town in the upper Breede River Valley region. 

It’s a wonderful drive through some of the best landscapes in South Africa. This is best enjoyed during January and February (so we may be jumping the gun a bit here :-) ). 

During this time they run a pop-up deli, offering home-brewed coffee and homemade croissants for the early pickers in the mornings and wonderful cheese boards to spend the rest of the day under the shade trees.

Fun by the punnet, go for it!

URL: http://hoogwatercottage.co.za/...

E: hoogwatercottage@gmail.com

Where: R43, Hoogwater Farm, Wolseley

Phone: +27 83 762 2803

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A berry berry nice day out - Wildebraam Berry Estate - Part 2

September 19, 2018

A little further afield (from one berry to another), located in the picturesque Hermitage Valley, with stunning views of the Langeberg Mountains and berry orchards, you will find Wildebraam Berry Estate. 

In these beautiful surroundings, you will learn all about the intricacies of berry farming and liqueur making from the masters themselves. It’s a fantastic opportunity to pick your own youngberries and blackberries at source, and also to see all the clever applications of these pert wonders. 

Berries are best picked in the mornings, which is also a good way to avoid the midday heat and enjoy the tasting room after picking. Loads of jams, pickles, chillies, relishes and liqueurs, all made on site!

URL: https://wildebraam.co.za

F:             https://www.facebook.com/marketingwild/

Where: Wilderbraam, S4 Heritage, 

South Lane, Hermitage Valley

Swellendam

Phone: +28 514 3132

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A berry berry nice day out - Polkedraai Farm- Part 1

September 18, 2018

As you enter the Stellenbosch municipal district (along either the R44 or Baden- Powell Drive) you will see giant strawberries by the roadside announcing that you have entered the sweetest place in the area. The valley is perfect for the cultivation of Grade A export quality strawberries, and they are very open to entertaining you and your family.

You get a bucket and off you go, the buckets range in size from Junior Picker, The Harvester, The Professional up to The Ultimate Picker! Remember that what you pick is what you get (the berries do not ripen further after picking) and also to refrigerate your bounty when you get home.

This is a great day out in the sun, don’t forget t pick up the cream on the way home!

URL: http://polkadraaifarm.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/polkadraai

E: info@polkadraaifarm.co.za

Where: Polkadraai Farm, 

M12 Stellenbosh Arterial Road

Stellenbosch

Phone: +27 21 881 3303

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Childs Play - Carnival at Weltevreden Estate - Part 3

May 24, 2018

It’s carnival time! Escape to the magical Weltevreden estate and get caught up in the joy of celebration. 

This kids carnival has a full complement of activities, a full “bar”, a build-a-pizza area, confectionery counter, beautiful natural surroundings, two trampolines and two immense jungle gyms. Open only in the holidays, the facilities are teaming with children, having fun and making friends. 

While the kids play to their hearts content, you can relax in the nearby restaurant (with a view over the play area) and enjoy a lovely crisp chardonnay with a bite to eat. 

A great day in the beautiful mountainous winelands, all the fresh air will ensure snores from the back seat on the drive home.

URL: http://weltevredenestate.com/carnival/

E: banqueting@weltevredenestate.com

Tel: +27 21 889 6588

Location: Welgevonden Road, Weltevreden Estate, 

Cloetesville, Stellenbosch

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Childs Play - Butterfly World - Part 2

May 23, 2018

Outside of Stellenbosch (and easily connected to any other ay-trips you may take to the area) you will find a tranquil oasis that is the stuff of dreams (for kids and grown-ups both). A fantastic array of little biomes for you to explore, containing butterflies, iguanas, birds, reptiles and spiders (don’t worry, the creepy ones are behind glass).

The fine mist of the humidifiers makes the interior feel like a scene from Jurassic Park, with explosions of iridescent colours heralding the beautiful butterflies showing off. 

The Fluttterby Tea Garden serves lovely snacks and the restaurant next door (Villa Visaggio’s) is fully licensed with a great menu. Not to mention you are in the middle of the winelands!

URL: http://butterflyworld.co.za/

E: education@butterflyworld.co.za

Tel: +27 21 875 5628

Location: Route 44, Stellenbosch

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Freedom Day Weekend 2018 - Freedom Day Gig at Beerhouse- Part 2

April 18, 2018

After an informative outing to Robben Island we think a little levity may be in order, beer, music and ambience in a beerhouse! Remember, we are remembering the oppression, but also, celebrating the freedom. 😊

The Rudimentals, Nomadic Orchestra and Ann Jangle will keep the mood electric and local, the many, many beers will be flowing freely, and the early evening will get a little raucous! 

There is a beer for everyone and the location on Long Street make it a fantastic gateway to spill out into town and enjoying yourself in earnest. Centrally located, it is close to a lot of very nice spots both large and small, definitely worth an exploration.

URL: http://www.beerhouse.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/BEERHOUSEonLong/

E: onlong@beerhouse.co.za

Tel: +27 21 424 3370

Location: 223 Long Street, Cape Town

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A traipse along the Mouille Point Golden Mile - The Blue Train Park- Part 3

March 29, 2018

Now for an excellent little adventure for the kids, they will absolutely love this!

A testimony to the fantastic work of the Sea Point Rotary Club, who have kept this venue alive, and more recently, refurbished. 

In operation for more than 55 years the property is a mere 25m from the Atlantic Ocean with a backdrop of Lions Head, Signal Hill and Table Mountain.

Activities include the famous Mini Blue Train, the park also has an outdoor ice skating rink, a 30m zip line, a dirt bike track, a cement pushbike track, slides, see-saws, a climbing rock, two Jungle gyms, an obstacle course and far more. Well worth the visit, refreshments and snacks are available at the kiosk. 

URL: http://www.thebluetrainpark.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/The-Blue-Train-Park-650869141603064/ 

E: info@thebluetrainpark.com

Tel: +27 84 314 9200

Location: Main Road, Mouille Point

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Farmstalls & Road Trips

March 05, 2018

“Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost.”

-Erol Ozan

The farmstall is something that is synonymous with road trips in South Africa, it’s where you stop to stretch your legs and fill up on farm style (read: fresh!) goodies to snack on en route, or when you reach your destination. This week we will be looking at three of our favourites.

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Breakfast, Browsing and a bit of wine - Blaauwklippen Family Market - Part 2

February 07, 2018

Next stop, off to the market! We have selected Blaauwklippen Family Market because of its fantastic reputation as a wholesome, wholefoodie type of venue with special attention paid to the kids and their need for entertainment.

Every Sunday you will hear music from the talented live cover band coming from Blaauwklippen mingled with the sounds of kids having fun, there is plenty of seating available under the old oak and fig trees, with large rambling lawns available for picnicking. 

You’ll find seasonal fresh produce, cheese, homemade pies, olives, baked treats, craft beer, food from around the world and great wine in abundance (amongst many other things). 

Well worth the trip out to Stellenbosch and a great way to spend an afternoon.

URL: https://www.blaauwklippenfamilymarket.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/Blaauwklippenfamilymarket

Tel: +27 84 606 6325

Location: R44, Stellenbosch (Opposite Technopark)

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