Situated on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountains, named after Simon Van Derstel, 1st Governor of the Cape Dutch Colony you will find Babylonstoren.
5-7 Aug - Robertson Slow Food Festival
Time to head out to the country and enjoy the simple pleasures in life at the Robertson Wine Valley Slow food & wine festival from 5-7 August 2016. Experience the charm of country life in an intimate setting characterised by each farm’s unique personal touch.
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Escapism is to imagine a break from reality or routine. For those of you who picture an incredible landscape of mountains, wildlife, a lagoon, a beach and the ocean all in one place, look no further than Mosaic Private Sanctuary. This is no exaggeration, Mosaic’s position in Stanford, a short trip from Hermanus, is right next to the Hermanus Lagoon. The Kleinrivier Mountains provide an impressive backdrop and reflection across the water. If you venture this way when there is a little rain, this mountain range provides great waterfall viewing. Opposite the mountain range, you will find a SAN Park (South African National Park) where fynbos and wildlife take presedence. Huge white sand dunes rise up in front of you straight out of the bush and lead to the sea, where whales can be spotted during the season. You might find all of that difficult to imagine, so the only way to experience it properly, is to visit.
December is a time of festivity and celebration. We had an early cause for celebration as we were invited to spend the night at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. A reserve in the Cape Floral Kingdom so plentiful, it has three times more plant species on its 2500 hectares than the Amazon Rainforest. The lodges themselves get lost in the Fynbos and the ancient, unfortunately now rare Milkwood forest.
For those of you who have read some of our previous blog posts, you might remember that our very first post was on the Robertson Wine Region. We received fantastic feedback on it, reaching over 3500 readers worldwide, many of which unexpectedly were from the US.
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