African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty one – Stellenbosch

One of these future expeditions was the now confirmed Kalahari trip that left in three days time from a place called Upington in the far north, so we thought we'd just relax and hang around Stellenbosch in the meantime. Strangely enough after a day just ambling around, we got bored!  It's not that we hadn't … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Fourty one – Stellenbosch

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-nine – Stellenbosch wine route

What the Stumble Inn did have and what backpackers all have is plenty of information in the form of a notice board and flyers. The flyers were mostly from other backpackers and other forms of budget accommodation plus the odd restaurant and attraction or tour from all parts of Southern and Eastern Africa. We even saw a … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-nine – Stellenbosch wine route

African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-eight – Stellenbosch

It was time to leave Cape Town, not as we thought at the time forever, but for a few days. We were off to the winelands! Stellenbosch has two dominant influences, the wine industry and the local student population that studies at the Afrikaans-language University of Stellenbosch. Fortunately these two influences compliment each other and … Continue reading African shoestrings – South Africa Day Thirty-eight – Stellenbosch

Wine tasting in the Napa Valley

I've written before briefly about my love of wine. See Willamette Valley. So more in that theme. I've been to some of the most famous wine regions in the world and none more so than the Napa Valley in Northern California. Well known for it's Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardies (Chardonnay), it's also got a few … Continue reading Wine tasting in the Napa Valley