A Bit of South Africa: Stellenbosch – Majeka House & Makaron

After recovering from the dizzying heights of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, I was ready for some luxurious TLC and the night ahead offered me nothing but! I didn’t have to wait long as our first stop was Majeka House, the intimate hotel snuggled cosily in the vineyards of Stellenbosch, one of the best places in the world to go wine tasting.
Only 50k outside of the big city, Stellenbosch is the second oldest city in South Africa (after Cape Town) and one of the first wine producing towns in the world, now manufacturing about 1 billion litres of wine each year.

If you’re coming for a Stellenbosch wine tour, then you’ll need some place to say and that place would be Majeka House!  Lloyd van der Merwe, the owner, greeted us with a […]

June 5th, 2015|Cape Town, Destinations, South Africa|0 Comments

A Bit of South Africa – 24 Hours in Cape Town

Although Table Mountain is one of the great wonders of the world and any visitor to Cape Town is guaranteed to have it at the top of their GO NOW list, I would have been just as happy to sit at its base gazing at its wonder from below. Unfortunately for vertigo-challenged me, that’s not exactly how it was to play out…

Earlier that same day, we had been waved off the Blue Train.  I still don’t understand why I couldn’t just ride back and forth from Pretoria to Cape Town, sipping cocktails and snacking on biltong for the rest of the week. Still I would have missed out on Cape Town and, more importantly, we had been asked to lunch at the One & Only Cape Town. Best Bits […]

May 7th, 2015|Cape Town, Destinations, South Africa|0 Comments