Cape Town in winter – it’s usually the summertime that people consider a vacation in Cape Town, so it is amazing to discover that there is more partying going on in Cape Town during the colder months than at the height of summer.
The recent Wacky Wine Weekend in Robertson has set us all off, with the town renowned for its choice of beautiful wines and enchanting wine estates, opening their doors to wine lovers from around the world, who flock to its annual festival.
If you thought wine would be the main topic of conversation… well… you’d be right, but you would be forgetting the endless fun and entertainment on offer from pony rides to rugby, river cruises to arts & crafts. From the smallest tot to the eldest connoisseur, there was something for everyone.
If you are feeling miffed that you missed the partying, why not come and join us all in Stellenbosch for the weekend of 28th – 31st July 2011?
Stellenbosch is the home to South Africa’s wine industry and is immensely keen to show off its wines to an appreciative audience. The oldest wine route in the country puts on a show that will certainly be the equal to Robertson’s weekend and may well show you a thing or two you didn’t know – your chance to sample over 500 wines from around the district, along with olives grown locally, together with a host of food and wine experts on hand to show you round.
Make sure you estate hop using the buses put on especially for you to be able to drink and not drive! And why not make it a day off from the driving by catching the special buses direct from Cape Town’s Waterfront?
My favourite party though, is going on in Tulbagh where Christmas comes early… or is it late?
Christmas glitz with decorations galore, tinsel and Santa! Oh, the joy of winter in Cape Town. I have to admit, we get the best of both worlds here in Cape Town, South Africa – sunbathing and sundowners on the 25th December; with the chance to do it all again in the cool of the African winter’s day – 25th & 26th June. Hurry and get your skates on if you want to join us… Santa won’t be round for long and you won’t want to miss out! I particularly like the log fires and the excuse of cozying up with a glass of something warming… Amarula lights my fire!