Wine and Chocolate at Waterford Estate

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Waterford EstateCelebrating our third and final year in Eendrag Mens’ Residence, three friends went to Waterford Estate on a Friday afternoon after another taxing week of studies and to reminisce about our time in Eendrag.

Price: R35
Length: 1 hour
Distance: 10km
Availability: Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
Group size: Unlimited
More information: www.waterfordestate.co.za

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The Birdcage Gift Shop & Tea Bar

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The Birdcage is a relatively new gift shop and tea bar conveniently situated near Moederkerk. The shop is filled with home decorations and confectionaries. Should you choose to sit down there are several tables inside, as well as a beautifully secluded courtyard at the back. With weekly specials on light meals, a tastefully ornate interior as well as efficient and friendly service, the Birdcage is definitely worth a visit.

Price: R35 p.p.
Length: 1 hour or more, depending on your company

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Food, wine and music

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If you are looking for a cosy but vibrant place to enjoy a good meal as well as some excellent music, the Oude Bakkerij is just what you are looking for. It is perfect for both a relaxed breakfast- or lunch outing (morning and afternoon hours) as well as a more lively, entertaining evening outing. The restaurant is situated just off Church street in the heart of Stellenbosch. Pizza-and-music evenings are held every Wednesday and Saturday, from 18:00 till late. During the week, it is also a bakery, deli and restaurant. Fresh breads and pastries are made daily. These can be purchased during all normal restaurant hours, excluding evenings.

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Hartenberg Tapas & Jazz

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Prepare yourself for a summer of mouth- watering Saturday Tapas & Jazz evenings at Hartenberg Wine Estate with an outstanding line-up of top local artists including Manouche, Cape Dutch Connection and the Jesse Jordan Band.

At only R150 per couple for the evening, the cover charge includes a bottle of outstanding Hartenberg wine to start the evening on a festive note. Tantalizing tapas platters will be available all evening at between R35 and R80. Additional wine can be purchased at cellar door prices.

Purchase your tickets through www.webtickets.co.za
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Lamberts Bay weekend

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Sun, sea, good food… For a quick West Coast breakaway, the small town of Lamberts Bay is exactly the right choice. Three hour’s drive from Cape Town, it is not too far for a weekend and yet it is one of the many small delightful towns along the the coast little frequented. Probably most famous for the Muisbosskerm open air beach restaurant and a lobster feast each year, it is well worth a visit.

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Winetasting along the Helshoogte Road

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Zorgvliet Seven members of the editorial team of Die Matie went on ‘n wine-tasting tour for ‘n year-end function. We visited three well-known wine farms on the Helshoogte Road one Sunday.

Price: R100 p.p.
Length: 3 hours
Distance: 10km
Availability: Every day until 4 p.m.
Group size: 2 – 20
More information: http://www.uncoverthecape.co.za/wine-farms/stellenbosch/

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Gideon’s The Famous Franschhoek Pancake House

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TPancakeHousehe Famous Franschhoek Pancake House or commonly know as Gideon pannekoek by the locals undoubtedly makes some of the world’s best pancakes. As if that isn’t enough Gideon is ever present and spends time with each customer to make them feel special.

Price: R50 – R100 p.p for meal and drink
Length: 30 minutes
Distance: 30km
Availability: Every day
Group size: 2 – 10
More information: Tripadvisor.com

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Beaverlac Camping

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The rustic and tranquil campsite surrounded by wild mountains offers meditative peace and quiet and is a balm for the soul. A spectacular mountain pool with waterfall is within a 5 minute walk. For those who don’t want to camp, there are a few cottages available.

Price: R15 per car + R45 p.p.p.n
Length: 1 night camping (no day visitors)
Distance: 145km
Availability: All year round
Group size: 2 – 150 (the camp site is huge)
More information: www.beaverlac.co.za, Tel: 022 931 2945

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Cycle to Ceres (and Beyond)

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There is no better way to get rid of frustration than pedaling up some passes in the Boland. Turn a ordinary weekend into an unforgettable adventure. Read about my experience that took me through Wellington, Tulbach, Ceres, Prince Alfred Hamlet and the Bain’s Kloof Pass.

Price: Food only
Length: 3 days
Distance cycled: 300km
More photos: ‘n Fotoblik

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Botterboom Hiking Trail

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Perfect easy weekend hike in the Hex River Valley for those who don’t want to suffer too much, but still want to get the feeling of conquering mountains. Great views, diverse indigenous plants, good accomodation and the option having having your luggage transported.

Price: R90 per person per day
Length: 3 days (2 halve days and one full day)
Distance from Stellenbosch: 110km
Availability: Veldskoen Padstal: 08:00 – 17:00 every day
Group size: 2 – 12
More information: Laetitia: 083 292 0348

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