I spent a day in Agter-Paarl and visited 2 new places before stopping at an old time favourite. First stop was breakfast at Nine Oaks close to Rhebokskloof. They have a few farm cottages to rent and serves as a function venue. There are beautiful views across to the Wellington mountains with real farm style… Read More Winelands of Paarl
Close to Paarl on the Victor Verster road to Franschhoek is Avondale. Home to a fine Méthode Cap Classique, a restaurant run by Eric Bulpitt and a beautiful garden. What more do you want?
Every now and again I visit Babylonstoren which is situated between Franschhoek and Paarl. I know the property, am familiar with the products and read about the owners Koos Bekker and Karen Roos often in the press. Yet, I never pass on the opportunity to stop and be inspired at this destination where you can… Read More Babylonstoren – more than a great garden
Just outside Paarl is a destination that is perfect for tourists, families or anyone in need of taking a break. It is Spice Route and it has everything you would want from a weekend get-away. Open 7 days a week from 9 to 5 you might find yourself meandering from the DV Cafe where coffee,… Read More Spice Route – One destination with many options!
The Delheim Vera Cruz Shiraz 2009 is a winner. One sip and there can be no argument that this is a five star wine. It is bold and beautiful. The tall, dark and handsome shiraz honours matriarch, Vera Sperling, and echoes the title of the property where the fruit is harvested – three kilometres from Delheim on Klapmutskop, between… Read More Vera Cruz – Mexico, Movie but foremost WINE
A trip to Spice Route just outside Paarl is like a holiday but better. With one stop you stay for the day – relaxing or exploring. Grappa, schnaps, beer and wine for tasting with just as many food choices. We started with a tapas lunch under the oaks at the Wilderer’s La Grapparia. Tempted to stay… Read More Sugar, Spice & all things nice