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the forgotten route, a train trip to the karoo

The Forgotten train route to the Karoo

Two weekends ago I was invited on the Forgotten Route, Train to the Karoo tour by the wonderful and quirky Wineflies tour company and I had the living best time. This two-day excursion involved wine (a lot of it), a train trip through one of the most beautiful stretches of South Africa, and an overnight’s stay in the oasis town of Matjiesfontein that is literally frozen in time. It was also pretty freezing, but here is a what it was all about with my pics to tell a better story.  Continue Reading →

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Wineflies Wine Tour to Stellenbosch

I was invited to experience a Winefllies tour to Stellenbosch recently and I’m so glad I went along. We are mid harvest, so being on a wine farm is awesome right now. You get to see the grapes being harvested, picked, and brought into the cellar for the first pressing. It’s basically the most exciting time of year in wine production and when all the action happens.

Of course visiting wine farms to taste wine and eat delicious food in a beautiful setting is a good idea any time of the year and Winelflies offers daily scheduled tours departing from Cape Town. As much as this is great for tourists visiting the city and looking for a small and well-curated winelands experience, it’s also fab for locals who feel like a day out without the bother of driving. Their prices are really reasonable, all-inclusive and the tours come with a knowledgeable guide. They can make up bespoke trips and private tours If you want to do specific farms and be on your own. Continue Reading →

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