Fairview Wine & Cheese, South Africa

You probably wouldn’t expect to pet cute goats whilst on a wine-tasting trip at a vineyard, but at Fairview Cheese and Wine Estate in Paarl, South Africa, you can do just that!

This working farm produces award-winning cheeses and wines, and the quirky “goat tower” is a fun attraction for adults and kids alike.

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A Seaside Getaway in Arniston, South Africa

Thinking of travelling to South Africa? Summer (December to February) is the perfect time to visit, with long, sunny days, road trips, afternoon wine tastings, and seaside getaways to look forward to! Last year my husband and I spent a long weekend in Arniston, a tiny fishing town located about 3 hours drive from Cape Town. We enjoyed outdoorsy activities such as walking, hiking, bird watching, and swimming in the ocean, and indulged in local seafood and wine. Read on to see why we absolutely love this hidden corner of the Western Cape!

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table mountain seen from kirstenbosch gardens

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

“Kirstenbosch – The Most Beautiful Garden in Africa”

A trip to Cape Town is incomplete without a day trip to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens! Nestled against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, these lush gardens are simply bursting with both indigenous and exotic plant and animal life. Kirstenbosch is wonderful for botanists, nature enthusiasts, outdoor lovers, bird watchers, foodies, families, and anybody who enjoys beautiful views and interesting plants. Having grown up in Cape Town, I have visited the gardens many, many times, and yet every time is a new adventure!

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