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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

Do you ever feel like you need a break from it all? Perhaps you long for a holiday in the countryside where the air is clean, there’s no noise and you are surrounded by scenic views? Contrary to popular belief, Winter is the ideal time to drive out of Cape Town and spoil yourself (and your family) with a well-deserved holiday. Especially, when there are so many special offers to take advantage of. My sister and I visited Blue Gum country estate to immerse ourselves in the land and scenery

Nestled between Table Mountain National Park and the Constaniaberg, lies Constantia – a tranquil and green area ideal for wine-lovers and hiking enthusiasts. When AfriStay sent me a voucher to book accommodation via their website. I knew exactly where I wanted to stay, in Constantia close to the vineyards. AfriStay (previously known as Accommodation Direct) is one of South Africa’s largest accommodation sites, with over 22 000 listings across Southern Africa. Founded in 2006, by local entrepreneurs Oliver Bryant and Ric Meulemans. AfriStay quickly grew to become one of South

The Bistro at Klein Constantia Nestled alongside the newly renovated tasting room, the Bistro at Klein Constantia opened its doors to the public in January 2018. This was my first visit to the estate. I’ve tasted their wines on numerous occasions, but never visited the estate before. We always end up visiting Steenberg, Silvermist, Beau Constantia or the Groot Constantia wine farm. Klein Constantia For starters, I ordered a coal baked beetroot and grilled Pepe Buche salad paired with Metis Sauvignon Blanc 2015. Apart from the beautiful and clean presentation, the

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