October roundup: What we did last month

A Blonde and a Beard

This year has flown by! Being our last few months in Cape Town, we have really tried to make the most of our time left here and get out and explore our beautiful country whenever possible.

So we have decided to do a monthly roundup of all the little things we have gotten up to and share our experience with you.

Wine Farms and Wine Tasting

With so many awesome wine farms so close to Cape Town, we take every opportunity to go wine tasting. These are the farms we visited last month.

 

Oldenburg Vineyards

Oldenburg Wine Estate

Oldenburg Vineyards is a boutique wine farm on the Helshoogte road near Stellenbosch. Their wines are all delicious and the tasting room has the most magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. Well worth a visit if in the area!

 

Maison Wine Estate

Maison Wine Estate

Maison Wine Estate, very good friends of ours have always raved about Maison, this month we finally visited and we can see why they call it one of their favourite wine farms. Understated elegance, delicious food, delicious wine and great outdoor and indoor areas for a relaxed, comfortable wine tasting. (do order their cheese and charcuterie boards, they are delish!)

 

Le Lude

Le Lude

Who doesn’t love good bubbly!? Le Lude is in Franschhoek, they have an elegant French inspired tasting room and restaurant, we did a bubbly tasting and had some canapés here, which everyone loved. A great spot to go for some delicious bubbly

 

Vergelegen Wine Estate

Vergelegen

Vergelegen, a beautiful historic wine farm with the most amazing gardens and old buildings. We didn’t taste any wine here, but rather took a long walk around the gardens, admiring the ancient Camphor trees and walking through the historic buildings filled with antique furniture, books and ornaments.

 

Waterkloof Estate

Waterkloof Wine Estate

Waterkloof, this is yet another wine farm that has been on the bucket list for a while! A fully organic farm, with breathtaking views of False Bay and the wine farm below. We did both wine tastings and just loved the Circle of Life range. A great spot to go for a tasting with a view. Their restaurant also looks amazing and has great reviews!

 

Day to day life

Picnics

Camps Bay Beach

Cape Town has the best summer evenings, so when it should still be cold, and Mother Nature teases us with an amazing summer day and evening in the middle of Spring, then everyone gets out and a favourite is a picnic on the beach. On this said evening, we took a walk from our apartment in Sea Point to Camps Bay beach. The Blonde packed a picnic (chicken wraps and a gin & tonic), we really should do this kind of thing more often, it really was a beautiful evening.

 

Quiz night at Jack Black Brewery

Jack Black Brewery

Went to the Jack Black Brewery Quiz Night with a group of friends. It might be quite a trek out of the city, but it was such a fun evening and made it worth the effort! Luckily for us, we had quite a smart team and came third, which means we won some Jack Black Beer, which made the beard quite happy!

 

Walks on the Promenade in Sea Point

Sea Point Promenade

Every week we make an effort to do lots of Promenade walks, this is something we try do at least 3 times a week. With such a beautiful walk right on your doorstep, how can you not make the most of it?

 

Hikes

Kasteelpoort hike from The Pipe Track

Kasteelpoort

This hike has been on our bucket list for a while now. At first, we were just going to take an easy stroll along the Pipe Track, but when we came to the route up to Kasteelspoort we decided we should not miss this opportunity and head up!  We found it quite a tough walk, but it’s relatively quick and totally worth it for the views and the awesome photos!

Places we ate

Mink and Trout, a new restaurant in Bree street, reopened in place of Birds Cafe. The restaurant has beautiful interiors, friendly staff and tasty meals.

Scheckter Raw, a newish gourmet health food restaurant in Sea Point, one fo our new favourite places for breakfast. They make the best organic Matcha Flapjacks!

Three Wise Monkeys, a small Ramen bar in Sea Point. They have a small menu, but you will want to eat everything on it! They don’t have a liquor license yet (at the time of publishing 🙂 ) so BYO wine.

November is our last month in our apartment in Sea Point, so we going to be spending lots of time sorting out things and getting things ready for our big move to Sydney, Australia. But we will make sure we can fit in a few fun days in between all the chaos! 

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