Aside from making award-winning wines, and a host of other potential activities, Hazendal Wine Estate is also home to a family mountain biking park that has been incredibly popular since its inception. There are a variety of difficulty levels available and also plenty of alternatives for those who are not too keen to join in on the fun. For instance, there is a pump track (all types of riders), flow trail (all types of riders), skills trail (children and beginners), kiddies skills trail (riders eight years and younger), a Y-bike trail (kiddies on Y-bikes and balance bikes), a Fynbos timber trail made from recycled wooden pallets and the “Snail trail”, which is specifically designed to test riders’ steering and balancing abilities.
The venue (and various other activities) are available for party hire and event (both corporate and private). So if you’re the kind of person that loves doing things on two wheels, this is a perfect experience for you to have.
It’s a great deal of fun and a fantastic day out, remember to bring home some of their really fine wines!
This is one of those community garden success stories that turned into so much more. This market is held every Saturday in Granger Bay near the V&A Waterfront.
It’s a community-driven, farmers-style market for independent local farmers as well as artisanal food producers. You can easily do your weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli and much more) here.
There’s food to be had, both raw and cooked :-) Aside from these, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment and there are also plenty of activities for kids such as storytelling, planting, craft and yoga.
Set on the beautiful grounds of the Waldorf School in Constantia, this market is a veritable hub of all things healthy. Go feast your eyes and stomach on their huge range of veggies, juice, dairy, honey and preserves as well as a range products from Camphill.
The traders are all really friendly, knowledgeable and informative and will soon clear up any confusion about Organic vs. biodynamic, what does sustainable and permaculture mean? Are free range and fair trade the same thing?
Aside from all the produce you can also choose to relax while eating freshly prepared cakes and organic ice-cream or light meals, organic coffee and herb teas.
When: Every Friday between 11am and 3pm (not on public holidays or during school holidays)
Considering that the Cape area forms part of the worlds smallest floral kingdom, we have a wealth of organic produce that grow naturally and unencumbered on our beautiful farms. This week we will look at the best places to go foraging for goodies to pop in your pot!
The first light of human consciousness and the world's first civilizations were in Africa.”
-John Henrik Clarke
In part three of our three-part series, we’re not dashing off to far corners of the globe, but rather, keeping it close to home. We’re looking at culinary gems that celebrate African cuisine in all its glory.
Saddle up vacationers, we are going day tripping out to Rawsonville a haven at the side of the Breede River with a host of fine wines, great food and simply amazing countryside. It’s a 1 hour 20 minute drive through some of the most astounding South African scenery, rich in history and local culture.