#FlashBackFriday is about an amazing picnic experience I had at Warwick Wine Estate that was booked by a friend on our Girls Weekend Away in Cape Town. The concept of the Wine and Picnic is so well thought out, I particular like the relaxed environment, open space and lovely dam.
We were booked in one of the Pods with a beautiful setting besides the dam.
The gourmet picnic baskets are well presented, I particular like the presentation, the food is delicious.
It was an afternoon well spent, in beautiful surroundings with amazing food and great company. Forgot to mention the most important thing about visiting a wine estate is the WINE…apparently it was really good…and feels light on your palette.
The service we received was questionable, it started off well but ended with an unfortunate incident with one of the waiters. I will not get into the details of what happened but it reminded me of the race dynamics in Cape Town. The sad part was that our own African sister disrespected us as paying customers.
I still recommend a visit, it’s a great day out with friends and I like the fact that its child friendly. It’s one of the places that I will make a return.
Today I was feeling rather nostalgic about places I had visited on work and family travel, so once a month, I will do a #TBT or #FBF feature and relive the wonderful experience and memories.
One of the places I fell in love with is a little town in the Western Cape renowned for its historical buildings, natural beauty and wine route. Known as the ‘town of oaks’ due to the large number of oak trees that line the streets and were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel – Stellenbosch is truly a splendid place.
The town is abuzz with a contemporary living culture – bustling sidewalk café, restaurants, a collection of galleries and museums housing national, a mix of modern and historical architecture. It’s an idyllic setting to explore on foot.
Where we ate
We really kept it simple, we had lunch at Dorp STR Deli, and Meraki – a small eatery in the heart of the town.
This little Gem I discovered while roaming the street of Stellenbosch. What drew me to this place is the all-white, contemporary, clean look. There’s a definite buzz at Meraki.
I stopped for a quick lunch and was not disappointed, the menu is fresh with a wide selection of food, even vegetarian are spoilt for choice. The eatery also has a Harvest Table which is available for breakfast and lunch. I opted to order from the menu and had the Green wrap.
While there, I learned that their cinnamon buns and coffee are some of the favourite food items.
Love this place is really worth a visit, another splendid experience.
Majeka house is an elegant, stylish, peaceful hotel with immaculate gardens. The hotel is tucked away in the leafy suburb of Paradyskloof which is 10m drive away from the main shops and café of Stellenbosch City.
The hotel the awards winning Makaron Restaurant, a spa, a large heated indoor pool, free WiFi and comfortable accommodation. I was booked in the Junior Garden Suite, a pretty spacious room with a large terrace and semi-private pool.
All the rooms at the hotel are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and Lavazza coffee machines.
Another popular feature of the hotel is the MLounge which offers Cocktails and Wines.
With its majestic mountains and valley, Stellenbosch is truly a peaceful and special place to visit and it’s a mere 45m drive from CT.
To anyone visiting CT and have a day to spare, I recommend spending it strolling the street, visiting the galleries, grabbing a bite to eat and experiencing this beautiful town.