Wine, Cheese & Exotic Gardens
Fairview, home of goat milk cheeses and extraordinary wines in Paarl
Peacocks scatter as you turn off Suid-Agter-Paarl Road and
drive up to Fairview. Past the famous goat tower, which delights adults
and children alike, a warm welcome awaits in the tasting room, where a
large selection of wines and cheeses are to be sampled. When Charles
Back's grandfather bought the farm in 1938, wine-making was already
established - folklore tells of a doctor who prescribed teaspoons of the
farm's wines to ill children. Charles Back was recognised as South
African Wine Maker of the Year in 1996. Several of the estate's wines
have also won acclaim at prestigious events.
to Somerset-West via Stellenbosch with views of the Strand, visiting
Vergelegen, meaning "situated far away", was granted to the
Governor of the Cape in 1700 and the property has had a long and
fascinating history since that time. Enjoy lunch at the famous Lady
Phillips Restaurant at Vergelegen, and be charmed by not only the
scenery and history, but also by this restaurant built in memory of 'no
ordinary woman', Lady Florence Phillips.
From there take a scenic drive to Muizenberg,
enjoying the wide stretches of beaches and white sand.
End up in
one of the Seven most magnificent gardens in the world: Kirstenbosch
National Botanical Garden, world-renowned for the beauty and
diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its
setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
As we travel
along get an insight into the township of Kayelitsha, a view you
will not get from a normal township tour. There are many African
traditional dishes to taste, artworks and being in the midst of the
locals, who will present you with an array of articles to purchase. Cape
Town is all about cultural diversity and multicultural integration of
many faiths and beliefs living in harmony together. This makes "The
South African Constitution" a living document.