Dylan Lewis

I was recently invited to visit the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Stellenbosch. What a wonderful treat this was. Located high up the area known as Paradyskloof, against the Hottentots Holland mountains, where leopards still roam, this seven-hectare property is home to more than 60 of Dylan Lewis’s wonderful sculptures. These are scattered along several…

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South Africa itinerary

People always ask for ideas on a typical South Africa itinerary. Obviously they want to see as much as possible but just as obvious is the fact that it’s a huge country with a lot to offer so, unless you can spend several months here, you won’t see everything in one trip. It’s worthwhile to plan…

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So much wine, so little time

I don’t understand something and no-one has been able to explain it in a way that makes any sense. Many people have agreed with me but I don’t see anyone making an effort to pressure the industry to change this. Here’s the thing: wine estates in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek close much too early in summer.…

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Small towns of the Western Cape

Small towns of the Western Cape are plentiful and here are a few that we love to visit. Stellenbosch This town is packed with history and is the centre of the wine making industry in South Africa. It has a wonderful ambiance with students, pavements cafes for coffee and people watching, and some wonderful art…

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A digital bang in Stellenbosch with Stellenblog

Stellenbosch is an integral part of our Winelands tours, it’s one of our favourite small towns, it’s beautiful and historic, has a lovely atmosphere, and is only a short drive from Cape Town. So, it was not my best moment when circumstances beyond my control made me miss last night’s launch party of the #…

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Things to do in Cape Town – 6 favourite Cape hikes

The Western Cape is a hiker’s paradise. The mountains make for beautiful vistas wherever you go; a coastline that is either jagged and rocky or white and sandy, scented fynbos that offers something throughout the year, well-marked paths, and the best of all..a variety of hikes to suit all fitness levels. We asked some of our…

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