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8 Wine farms and wineries along the Stanford Wine Route

8 Wine farms and wineries along the Stanford Wine Route

The Stanford Wine Route in South Africa is an up and coming area in the Overberg. Wine Estates here are producing award winning, cool climate wines.

22 Epic Photos - Above & below on the border of two worlds.

22 Epic Photos - Above & below on the border of two worlds.

Above and Below… you’ll  never know what you might encounter  just below the surface.

Fryer’s Cove wines… sipping the sea on the West Coast.

Fryer’s Cove wines… sipping the sea on the West Coast.

On the waterfront in a derelict old crayfish factory right at the seaside in the bay you will find a tiny winery, tasting room and alfresco jetty restaurant This is the address of Fryer’s Cove wines, forged of the earth and tempered by the sea.

The Stanford Wine Route was launched on the 27 of November 2015

The Stanford Wine Route was launched on the 27 of November 2015

Stanford Wine Route is now South Africa’s 21st wine route

Mariana's Cookbook is Cooking-hot

Mariana's Cookbook is Cooking-hot

No-one was surprised when Mariana Esterhuizen, owner and chef of Mariana's Country Kitchen in Stanford, romped home with the Best newcomer Award at the recent Sunday Times Cookbook Awards.

What do we know about Loggerhead turtles?

What do we know about Loggerhead turtles?

To see these magnificent creatures make their way up the beach, dig a hole with their flippers, lay their eggs, carefully cover up their nest...

Congrats Gansbaai! Gold award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism 2015

Congrats Gansbaai! Gold award for Best Destination for Responsible Tourism 2015

Gansbaai is like an oyster that the local fishermen have opened only to discover a pearl inside...

Hermanus buzz on a Saturday Morning

Hermanus buzz on a Saturday Morning

I was kept very busy in Hermanus on Saturday morning.  There were so many activities I battled to fit it all in.

Shark Cage Diving in South Africa. Join the legend Brian McFarlane on Apex Predator

Shark Cage Diving in South Africa. Join the legend Brian McFarlane on Apex Predator

Looking for the ultimate shark experience in South Africa? You have come to the right place! Join us on our trips and see the Great White Shark up close, in our floating shark cage. Scuba diving and snorkeling with sharks in.  Our professional team will take you on a diving adventure that you will never forget.

A Super stay at Supertubes in J-Bay

A Super stay at Supertubes in J-Bay

For anyone looking for a beautiful place to chill, seconds from the beach or surf but still be walking distance from the village you really cannot find a better place. Supertubes is located a stone’s throw from the beach Jeffereys Bay with views of the Indian Ocean from the rooms and the patio downstairs. The best accommodation in Jeffreys Bay!

Kellway Hotel - Excellent Stay Over in Port Elizabeth

Kellway Hotel - Excellent Stay Over in Port Elizabeth

Perfectly positioned for business & leisure travellers seeking central accommodation in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Dune Ridge Country House  **** - Excellent Stay Over in Cape St. Francis

Dune Ridge Country House **** - Excellent Stay Over in Cape St. Francis

Dune Ridge is an award winning Country House nestled between thick coastal fynbos teeming with a multitude of bird species and large dune fields.

Sea Birds: Celebrating two years of SANCCOB - EC in suitable style

Since the start of 2015, SANCCOB has rehabilitated nearly 60 seabirds at its Cape St Francis facility. The majority of the African penguins have been stranded moulting or arrested moulting juveniles showing signs of malnourishment.  Most of the Cape gannets, rescued from the Jeffreys Bay to St Francis Bay Area, have also been weak and underweighted juvenile birds, most likely to have left their nests for the first time and struggling to find food. 

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