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Paarl, Cape Winelands

Paarl, Cape Winelands

This post with permission from South Africa Travel News. See the original article at: Paarl – overlooked jewel of the Western Cape

The town of Paarl is literally on my doorstep. I’ve driven past it on the N1 numerous times and yet not visited. But this weekend was an exception. I needed to right a wrong and take a look at a town that more than met my expectations and, in fact, left me spellbound by its gorgeous architecture, history, perpetual vistas of vineyards, and quaintness. Continue reading

A Gastronomic experience at Fairview

A Gastronomic experience at Fairview

This post with kind permission from South Africa Travel News – Original article at: A Gastronomic experience at Fairview

The temptation to play with the word ‘fair’ when applied to Fairview Wine Estate is great – it more than lives up to its name. The Wine and Cheese farm, just off Suid-Agter Paarl Road, lies in one of the ‘fairest’ settings possible, set behind Paarl’s ubiquitous ‘rock’, its parking area littered with pretty, shady trees and its entrance utterly dominated by a fairly ingenious tower complete with spiral staircase, featuring three of their Swiss Saanen goats – that on this particular Sunday, looked very much the way I felt, considering it was probably 40 degrees in the shade, of which there was not much in their domain … Continue reading