{accommodation} In pursuit of repose: Plum Tree Cottage, McGregor

Sometimes you just need to take a break and give your soul what it needs. My soul recently longed for beautiful vistas, fresh air, and a reprieve from our COVID-blotched reality. I found all of that, and so much more, at Plum Tree Cottage in McGregor. Introduction Most of us had to celebrate birthdays, milestones…

{travel} A day in Franschhoek: from pairings to picnics

Taking precious time to rediscover everything our province has to offer after the confines of #lockdown, I headed to Franschhoek for the day to wine and dine my soul in serenity. Introduction Since the upliftment of the travel ban as part of the COVID-19 regulations, I’ve been feeling (and acting!) like a proper tourist in…

{accommodation} Steeped in Shiraz Cottage: Kunjani Wines

Just when I thought the COVID walls couldn’t lock me down any tighter, I received an invitation from Kunjani Wines to safely social distance and recharge in their gorgeously luxurious Shiraz Cottage. Introduction I was (and still am!) one of those who follow(ed) the COVID rules meticulously and wholeheartedly. Throughout this process of never-ending sanitising…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Lozärn Wines

As we drained the last sips from our coffee cups after a proper farm breakfast, we stacked the Avanza and said our goodbyes to the sterling team at Jan Harmsgat Country House. Our next and final stop for the weekend was a chit-chat at Lozärn Wines. It is here where we got real geeky about…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Jan Harmsgat Country House

And just like that, our second day of our #MagicOfWinter media stay in the Langeberg Valley was on its back. One final stretch of road until we reached our overnight destination, Jan Harmsgat Country House, for what I now know was an absolute country-chic spoil. Introduction As we rounded the last bend, Jan Harmsgat Country…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Esona Boutique Wine Estate

We departed the Montagu Country Hotel on a bright, sunny morning, well rested and ready to continue our #MagicOfWinter media tour through the Langeberg Valley. We were spending our morning in the sterling company of Esona Boutique Wine Estate and frankly my dear, I was childishly excited to taste some wines! Introduction To be honest,…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: The Montagu Country Hotel

With windswept hair and blushing cheeks from the sheer exhilaration of the ride, we pulled up in front of the Montagu Country Hotel in our purring classic American Dream Cars. This is where we’d rest our heads for the night. I couldn’t wait to walk in and be enveloped in true Langeberg Valley hospitality. Introduction…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Weltevrede Wine Estate

As we left the comfy confines of the Kalkveld Lounge, fed and watered, we excitedly boarded the Wine Valley Safari truck, which would take us on a scenic detour to our next stop of the day, Weltevrede Wine Estate. Today was the day I got to ride a zebra, and boy, was I ready for…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Zandvliet Wine Estate

As we wound down the hill from Mont Blois, we buckled up for a short drive to Zandvliet Wine Estate, located on the outskirts of Ashton – the second stop on our first day in the gorgeous Langeberg Valley. It is here that I finally got a taste of my own wine. Literally. Introduction Zandvliet…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Mont Blois Wine Estate

Tucked up on a hill, surrounded by acres of vines and orchards, you’ll find the breathtaking boutique wine estate of Mont Blois. This was the first stop on our #MagicOfWinter visit to the Langeberg Valley, and a whimsical start to this enchanting journey. Introduction As the Cape Town skyline faded away in our rear-view mirrors,…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: an introduction

A couple of hundred kilometers, six wine farms, two beds, multiple cheese platters, endless laughs, six very content media peeps and one car laden with wine later,  I can honestly say I experienced the #MagicOfWinter in the Langeberg Valley in its fullest, most whimsical glory. How it all came together A couple of months ago,…