Cape Whale Coast Pit Stops #TourismForAll

Stop off at the right places and you could feel as if you’ve had a break.  I stopped at the following places in my neighbourhood and enjoyed the experiences – #likeatourist.

  1. Houw Hoek Farm Stall – always great for having a look around in this Bot River shop.  Can’t get enough of the thick gooseberry jams, best-ever sausage rolls and variety of local wines.  Don’t forget to ask Bennie for wine recommendations.  Also saw this farm stall now stocks very sexy Sexy Socks.
  2. Blue Jupiter Cafe, Kleinmond.  Nothing like exploring the coffees of a new coffee shop and hanging with locals.  Morning americano was just the way I like it – strong.  Easy parking on main road also helped.
  3. Benguela Cove.  Approaching Hermanus from Cape Town’s side, Benguela Cove has big notice boards encouraging travelers to stop for a wine and cheese tasting. I did and was not disappointed with their Chardonnay (and free wifi).
  4. Ability House in Hawston.  A happy, creative place where persons with disabilities produce crafts.  The piggy bank is a great gift – also for myself to encourage saving. I still need a BIG holiday!
  5. Shop-Shop.  Hermanus Wine Village at the Hemel-en-Aarde turn-off offers daily wine and gin tastings.  7 days a week.  If in doubt, taste some wine. This might encourage a further trip to adjacent  Hermanus Wine Route.

There it is.  Five quick pit stops around Hermanus to make me feel like a tourist. #TourismForAll