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Stellenbosch Adventures

13 Mar

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Hot air ballooning : The unique experience of hot air ballooning is, essentially a rather elegant, eccentric adventure in space and time, and promises an excitement all of its own. Hover at tree-top height for a chat with or a wave to a local farmer as you go. Or, if you wish, and conditions permit, your pilot can take you to soar high among the clouds.

Horse back riding : One of our famous horse riding trails at the beautiful Journey’s End Wine Estate in the Helderberg! Situated a stone’s throw from Somerset West, our riding trails will afford you all the grandeur and beauty that is False Bay and the Cape Peninsula. Experience some of the world’s most dramatic and spectacular scenery on horseback! See the awe inspiring view of False Bay and capture the splendid beauty of Cape Point from the secluded foot of the Hottentots Holland mountain range.

Paintball : A social paintball business and a trend setter in the region. We have an extra large area with 3 fields that are safe and full of natural cover like rocks, trees and valleys which makes it ideal for paintball. The large are prevents unnecessary close-up shots like in smaller fields which is not ideal for kids. Our resting area is amongst huge pine trees where you can relax afterwards and share battlefield stories. 

Quad Biking : This venue is near Stellenbosch /Paarl area. Based on the beautiful Rhebokskloof Wine Estate in Paarl, South Africa, the quad bikes complement the horse trails, by allowing guests to enjoy the same views and nature experience, as the horse riders do. Like the horse trails, the quad bikes are led by an experienced guide. There are half hour to 2 hour trails. There is also a fun obstacle course through the forest, which gives novice riders the opportunity to practice their new skills. The trails operate 7 days a week.

10 Superb things to do in Stellenbosch

13 Mar

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You may or may not know that Stellenbosch is the second old­est town in South Africa and is fondly referred to as ‘Eikestad’ or city of oaks. While vis­it­ing this town your eyes will be drawn to the gor­geous examples of Victorian, Cape Dutch and Georgian archi­tec­ture that line the streets. Take you time and walk down Dorp Street which is a national monu­ment and a real treasure.

Stellenbosch isn’t only a wine region it is also home to the University of Stellenbosch and so on any given day you’ll find plenty of stu­dents mak­ing their way to and from cam­pus, which also means that the town has an act­ive night­life — so be sure you’re ready for a jol! Because it is only an hour away from Cape Town this means you can eas­ily pop into an event, per­haps one of the Oude Libertas Summer Season Concerts or take in a film or two at the Cape Winelands Film Festival. If you’re stay­ing for more than a day we’ve come up with 10 won­der­ful sug­ges­tions of things you can busy your­self with in this his­tor­ical town …

AFRICAN DINING EXPERIENCE AT MOYO

CHEETAH OUTREACH AT SPIER

RUPERT MUSEUM

STRAWBERRY SAFARI

STELLENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

VISIT OOM SAMIE SE WINKEL

STELLENBOSCH FRESH GOODS MARKET

MOEDERKERK, STELLENBOSCH

TOY AND MINIATURE MUSEUM

WINE & BILTONG TASTING

http://blog.sa-venues.com/provinces/western-cape/10-superb-things-to-do-when-next-in-stellenbosch/

Places to walk on sundays

13 Mar

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There is some­thing about Sunday after­noons and the need to get out of doors with little ones. Gone are the days of lie-ins and read­ing nov­els on the couch. And this fact will be made all the more palp­able the more you try and relive them, so get­ting out is a good idea. Even without little ones, you’ll find these rel­at­ively easy walks a ser­i­ously lovely way to exper­i­ence the won­der­ful sum­mer, autumn and spring months.

DEER PARK

A nature reserve that lies just under the Table, the Deer Park, in Vredehoek, is filled with paths used by run­ners, walk­ers, bike enthu­si­asts and dog walk­ers. The myriad path­ways — some of which are wild and over­grown and go right up the moun­tain, and oth­ers that are actu­ally board­walks and great to do with chil­dren — make the Deer Park the pop­u­lar space that it is.

LONG BEACH – NOORDHOEK TO KOMMETJIE

Long Beach

Long Beach, also some­times called Noordhoek Beach (rather obvi­ously because it lies belowNoordhoek) stretches for 8 km all the way through to Kommetjie and makes a won­der­fully long and chal­len­ging walk that little ones will rel­ish (just not the very little ones, they’ll need to be at least four years old). What makes the walk so lovely is not only the wild­ness of the place, the occa­sional horse rider and the relaxed and unhur­ried pace, but the ship­wreck part way.

SEA POINT PROMENADE

Sea Point Promenade

Sea Point‘s long stretch of paved walk­way on the edge of the sea does not need an intro­duc­tion to Capetonians, who make very good use of this won­der­ful water­front area to exer­cise and feel the sea breeze on their skins. The place is a won­der­ful mix of people, safe for chil­dren (there are parks, jungle gyms, swings and a new out­door ‘gym’ for all to use), great for sun­down­ers and pic­nics and, des­pite hav­ing very little beach to speak of, one of the city’s local ‘haunts’.

http://blog.sa-venues.com/provinces/western-cape/places-for-families-to-walk-on-sundays-in-cape-town/