Archive for September, 2012

Sometimes I wonder if these fabulous stories about these places you read about in guidebooks are real, or if they are just a figment of the author that gets paid by the local tourism office? Are the amazing things always so amazing? Unique places really so unique? The phenomenal truly a phenomena? Same goes for the Whale Route. You see the high gloss pictures of breaching whales in many magazines,   Read More ...

We’ve finally recovered from the mayhem of the the Uncorked Festival in Franschoek, that we can now put in words what we’ve experienced. After our very cozy evening spent all huddled up by the fire in one of ┬áLa Chataigne’s amazing guest cottages, we were all fresh and ready the next morning to take on some of the wineries. Luckily the weather gods were good to us – the storms   Read More ...

Every now and then one has to break out of the usual and do something different. In our case we chose to leave our beloved tent behind and treat ourselves to a nice weekend break-away to the Cape winelands in Franschoek. We didn’t choose just any weekend: the first weekend in September marks the date of the annual “Uncorked” festival – a wine festival celebrating the new vintages and releases   Read More ...

Categories: Food, Franschoek, Travel