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Category: The Cape for kids and families!

These articles will aim to give you a glimmer of venues that will work for everyone in the family in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands regions!

Terra Madre Market – a feast to celebrate the love of good food

Terra Madre Market – a feast to celebrate the love of good food

UPDATE – NICOLE HAS SHUT DOWN THE PICNIC LUNCHES ON HER FARM AND IS FOCUSING ON SELLING HER TERRA MADRE RANGE ONLINE.  If this changes again I will update it here!   If you are passing through Elgin – one can call her and stop in to buy the products and fresh vegetables from her apple farm.    Click here to order your fresh organic vegetables and freshly pressed juice now.   My mate Nicole was raised with lambs legs gently swaying above…

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Hydroponic Herb Tour on Allee Bleue Estate – a sensory treat!

Hydroponic Herb Tour on Allee Bleue Estate – a sensory treat!

Allee Bleue wine estate is located in Franschhoek.  It was originally settled by the French Huguenots in the late 1600’s.  In 1999 it was purchased by a German family –  Elke and Wilfried Dauphin in 1999.   The initial offering of wines from the estate were launched under the Meerust label, which is the original name of the farm.  This was unfortunately a bit too close to one of South Africa’s most iconic wines – Meerlust.  As such Meerust was…

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The Long Table Restaurant at Haskell Wine Estate – a local favourite!

The Long Table Restaurant at Haskell Wine Estate – a local favourite!

UPDATE – 2019 – The Long Table has opened again!!  Yipppeeee!!  It boasts one of the best views in Stellenbosch – you literally sit next to the vines.    The focus is on freshness and the food is fantastic and well priced.   The Chef from Babylonstoren has moved here.   I am so pleased to have one of my favourite restaurants back on the radar!!  I would strongly recommend booking it asap.   BOOK NOW! Memories of the Long Table from the…

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Organic & Biodynamic – Avondale Vineyard Tour……doing things naturally!

Organic & Biodynamic – Avondale Vineyard Tour……doing things naturally!

A book could be written about the farming practices at Avondale!  Avondale is one of the oldest estates in the Paarl Valley.  In 1997 the John & Ginny Grieve (who own Vital Foods) purchased Avondale.  In 2000 tragedy struck when a devastating fire cleared the estate.  However, out of something harmful came an opportunity.   Their son – Johnathan Grieve – rose to the challenge and used the “clean slate” to start trying to restore the nutrients in the soil by…

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Exciting news: New V&A Market on the Wharf to open in November 2012

Exciting news: New V&A Market on the Wharf to open in November 2012

3 1/2 years ago Ruth Munitz approached the V&A Waterfront with the idea of starting a fresh produce market.  At the time, Cape Town was not used to having foodie markets and the Waterfront did not agree with her proposal for a market where people could buy fresh produce from artisenal vendors and local producers.  A few months ago she was however contacted by the Waterfront and asked to be one of four people contacted to submit a tender proposal…

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Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

It took a visit to DV chocolates to realize that chocolate has become a commodity.  Chocolate is of course made from Cocoa Beans.  These beans come from many different regions and their flavour profile not only changes from region to region – but will also be affected each year by things such as climate – eg a dry year.  As such chocolate can have an estimated 600 different flavour compounds!! So how do the big chocolate guys make their chocolate…

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New Tours of the Cape Town World Cup Stadium and the Biodiversity Gardens created around it

New Tours of the Cape Town World Cup Stadium and the Biodiversity Gardens created around it

Cape Town Tourisms latest newsletter has advised that the Cape Town Stadium Visitor Centre was recently opened to the public on December 28, 2011. This 64 000-capacity, world-renowned stadium, which hosted nine matches for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, is a must-see attraction for families, local and international tourists, sport enthusiasts and those who appreciate architectural feats. The City of Cape Town has designed a special tour where visitors are guided through the hallways of the stadium to the players’…

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