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Stellenbosch - Backsberg Estate - Wine Tasting

Backsberg Estate Cellars lies on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, equidistant from Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Backsberg Estate Cellars is an ideal wine tasting venue in the heart of the Cape Winelands surrounded by history and old Cape Heritage, spectacular views and a wonderful ambiance. 

The Estate is entered through an archway formed by magnificent old trees that line the mile long driveway and leads to manicured lawns and garden beds bursting with colour and fragrance.

Backsberg Estate Cellars Wine Tasting Room is open 7 days a week all year round from 09:30 to 15:30

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Stellenbosch - Backberg Estate Summer Picnic Concert Program 2010-2011

Backsberg Estate Cellars, in association with Kyknet, are thrilled to announce the return of their Summer Picnic Concert Series. The series, which runs from 28 November 2010 to 13 February 2011, features a superb musical line-up of South Africa's best-loved artists – including Laudo (aKing), Karen Zoid, Koos Kombuis and Wrestlerish.

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Tulbagh – Summer Elegance Fun Day – December 2010

Vineyards at Twee Jonge Gezellen
Vineyards at Twee Jonge Gezellen Credits: House of Krone

"1710-2010 Summer Elegance" is the affectionate name given to the annual fun filled event held at the Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate, home to the Krone family’s Méthode Cap Classique Sparkling Wines. Celebrating the tricentenary of the legendary Twee Jonge Gezellen Estate, the family like to reflect on it as being only 300 years young..

This occasion marks the grand finale to the busy year and the beginning of the festive summer celebrations at Twee Jonge Gezellen. It is the perfect place to give your elegant attire an airing

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Riebeek Kasteel - Visit Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate

Kloovenburg
Kloovenburg
Kloovenburg Wine Estate lies nestled on the lower reaches of Kasteel Mountain, where the north-easterly slopes have proved ideal for the Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon cultivars and the south-westerly and easterly slopes that favour Shiraz.
The climate at Kloovenburg is perfectly balanced, with the warm, low-rainfall months tempered by cool afternoon south-westerly breezes blowing in from the Atlantic ocean. Kloovenburg's mountain-side situation ensures higher winter rainfall than is usual for this area, thus lifting the water table and reducing the need for summer irrigation. The cold winters allow the vines to rest and build up better reserves.

Why not spend some time wandering around Kloovenberg Wine Estate, sample their award winning wines and enjoy some of the finest (and also award winning) Olive products that are all created on the farm.

Kloovenburg Wine Estate is open on Mondays to Fridays from 09:00 to 16:30 and from 09:00 to 14:00 on Saturdays, for olive products, wine tasting, cellar tasting and sales.

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Clarens - Abseiling

Down you Go
Down you Go Credits: Clarens Xtreme

Abseiling has become a major sporting activity in its own right. It’s the method climbers use to get off a mountain - or special force military and rescue personnel use to descend buildings. Abseiling at Clarens is fun, and it is quite safe, once you overcome the shock of hanging suspended in mid air!

Clarens Xtreme’s abseiling experience is at Swartland, which is a 50m high sandstone rock face overlooking the picturesque town of Clarens. 50m is about 20 storeys high! It is an easy hike up the back of the cliff and with a vertical drop at the face, it offers breathtaking views of the

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Clarens - Paintball Challenge

Paintball Action
Paintball Action Credits: Clarens Extreme

Paintball at Clarens Xtreme is an exciting and action packed sport for almost everyone. Players are equipped with special marking guns which fire biodegradable paintballs, accurate up to about 30 meters. Quick thinking and resourcefulness is what is needed as you attempt to outwit the opposing team and win the Clarens Paintball Challenge.

Clarens Xtreme offers many different types of Paintball games that require stealth, strategy and quick thinking.All designed to test your ability to the full in a fun atmosphere. Favourite Paintball games are “Capture The Flag”, “King Of The Hill” and “Last Man Standing”.

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Noordhoek - Beach Horse Rides

On Noordhoek Beach
On Noordhoek Beach Credits: www.horseriding.co.za

Horse Rides on the Beach are possible every day at Noordhoek Beach. Imhoff Equestrian Centre offers two hour guided Horse Rides along the beautiful Noordhoek Beach. They have three horse rides a day from 09:00 to 20:00 depending on the season.

Children as young as 12 can be part of a Horse Ride at Noordhoek.

Booking is essential so please call us on 082 -774 -1191

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Paternoster - A Day at Tietiesbaai

Tietiesbaai
Tietiesbaai Credits: Holiday-Homes-SA.com

Tietiesbaai is situated in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve at Paternoster on the West Coast. Tietiesbaai is a sheltered beach in a cove flanked by incredibly beautiful rocks which reduce the waves out at sea to mere ripples in the little bay.

Tietiesbaai is an ideal spot for campers, fisherfolk and families wanting to spend a day out in the sunshine away from the commercialness of city beaches. Facilities are fairly spartan and you need to take your own barbeque equipment with you. 

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Paternoster -Visit Cape Columbine Lighthouse

Cape Columbine Lighthouse
Cape Columbine Lighthouse Credits: Holiday-Homes-SA.com

Cape Columbine Lighthouse is situated in the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve a few kilometers south of Paternoster. The Cape Columbine lighthouse was built in 1936 and is often the very first lighthouse seen by ships travelling south from Europe.

The lighthouse is 80 metres above sea level and is itself only 15 tall which about a high as a six story building. The views out over Paternoster up towards St. Helena Bay and inland over the farmlands and fynbos, and then around toward Saldanha Bay are quite splendid.

 

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Stellenbosch - Picnic at Vredenheim Wine Estate

Gardens at Vredenheim
Gardens at Vredenheim Credits: HHSA

A Picnic at Vredenheim Wine Estate is an ideal outing for the whole family and the perfect way to soak up the unique atmosphere of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Vredenheim Wine Estate is less than hours drive from most guest houses and accommodation establishments in Cape Town.

It’s essential to pre book your Picnic at Vredenheim with Hudsons Restaurant and advise the composition of your party so that you can be assured of a great picnic hamper. Enjoy your Vredenheim Wine Estate Picnic Basket in their beautiful garden with many shaded areas, thatch gazebos and lovely big trees where you can relax and unwind for the day.

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