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We’ve previously covered 20 Reasons to love Winter in South Africa, and now that the warmer weather is taking hold of the country, and providing bright colourful hues across the landscape, here are our 20 reasons for absolutely loving spring! 1. Wildlife Spring is known to be the time of the birds and the bees, […]

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Post image for 15 reasons to visit Stellenbosch during Heritage Month

September is Heritage Month and we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate than South Africa’s second oldest town – the vibrant, historical dorpie of Stellenbosch. Throughout the month of September, Stellenbosch will showcase the unique tastes and traditions of this quaint town, from its quality food and wine, to old and new attractions […]

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AmaZink Live

Our stomachs dropped to our feet as we drove around the Kayamandi township in Stellenbosch, past corrugated iron shacks and neighbours braaiing together amidst large clouds of smoke as their kids and dogs played happily in the street. We’d forgotten to plan our route beforehand and were unsure of whether we were in the right […]

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WedgeView (C) Roseanna McBain

Tucked away down a Stellenbosch country lane is WedgeView Country House and Spa, a 5-star rated property with a beautiful garden and luxurious, yet homey, ambience.   After arriving and admiring the beautiful 3-acre garden that comes complete with rose bushes, lavender bushes, succulents, local trees, and lovely wrought iron statues, we were warmly welcomed […]

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I’ve moved to Cape Town 3 times, each time taking a leap further south. It’s a strange thing moving back to a city that you think you know, because you quickly find that Cape Town offers very different experiences with each suburb and stage of life. The most recent chapter in my Cape chronology has […]

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Rivierbos by Lauren Morling

The 3-star Rivierbos Guest House is a homely retreat tucked away at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Stellenbosch. Set on the northern bank of the fast flowing Eerste River, Rivierbos forces you to stop, relax, and absorb the natural white noise of this Stellenbosch sanctuary. Rivierbos is the kind of place where you […]

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Stellenbosch wine (C) Roseanna McBain.jpg

Stellenbosch is a bustling centre of activity throughout the year, due in part to its close proximity to Cape Town, its ever-lush valley, the numerous hikes through vineyards and mountains, and of course the highly sought-after wines. Check out the following photos showcasing our favourite places and spaces. Let us know yours in the comments […]

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