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The popular South African Cheese Festival celebrates a huge milestone in 2019 – its 18th anniversary! Festivalgoers can look forward to a truly unique experience of cheese and more during the three-day festival from Friday 26 April to Sunday 28 April 2019 at Sandringham outside Stellenbosch. Come and experience why this award-winning festival deserves its most recent accolade as the Cape Winelands’ “Festival of the Year”! Discover the widest variety of local and international cheeses, explore exciting taste combinations, browse and buy the finest niche produce, and enjoy a relaxing

As the name suggests it brings a feast of fabulous flavours to the table, all artfully orchestrated with Creation wines to make the taste buds hum with pleasure! Fresh, locally sourced produce and inventive combinations are imaginatively presented to offer a unique taste adventure. Creation Wines: a heavenly location Creation Wines is located in the Walker Bay wine region on the Hemel-en-Aarde route. A mere 30-minute drive from Hermanus, or just under 2-hours drive from Cape Town. This wine estate offers visitors breathtaking views with an award-winning food and wine

As we entered the grounds of Idiom wine estate, the striking architecture captivated me at once. The architecture is inspired by old world arches combined with a new world modern twist. Idiom wine estate is situated close to Sir Lowry’s Pass. Consequently it is considered to be one of the southern-most vineyards in Stellenbosch, with 180 degree panoramic views of both sea and mountain. Besotted with the location of Idiom wine estate, I instantly fell in love with the garden, architecture and views. The clouds and mist could not distract

There’s a stillness that surrounds Grande Provence, which lies in the valley of Franschhoek. It has the Je Ne Sais Quoi -a distinctive beauty that surrounds the estate. Everything is mesmerizing and bold, from the long entrance into the estate to the art pieces sculpted by Anton Smit. Anton Smit, a renowned South African artist selected Grande Provence as an exclusive venue to display his sculptures. His abstract work uses mostly steel, metal, fiberglass and bronze. These sculptures evoke themes of suffering, reconciliation, glory and sublimation which adds to the

Arriving at Merindol Manor in Riebeek Kasteel, I knew I had stumbled upon a charming little town. Riebeek Kasteel is a little town situated 80 km from Cape Town. Known as one of the oldest towns in South Africa, Riebeek Kasteel is surrounded by Kasteelberg mountain, olive groves, and vineyards. The #TravelChatSA team and I headed off to experience Riebeek Kasteel for a day, and boy, did we have fun! Breakfast at Merindol Manor The drive from Cape Town to Riebeek Kasteel took approximately one hour. We had two stops

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