Encounter heritage, history and adventure at Lammershoek in the Swartland

Lammershoek is a beautiful Swartland farm with a long and illustrious history that spans many centuries and generations. Today the name is synonymous with a range of exceptional wines, as well as the visionary attitudes and guidance of the trio of well-known German businessmen and Abold family who took the helm in 2013. Andreas and…

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The wonderful health benefits of Swartland olive oils

Drizzled on dew-dappled salads, slathered in golden lashings on crusty ciabatta, whipped into a delicate aioli or doing its thing in a classic vinaigrette – there is no denying that olive oil is absolutely delicious and unbelievably versatile. Fortunately for all us oil snobs, it also happens to pack a mean nutritional punch.  Here are…

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Discover a foodie wonderland at Het Vlock Casteel in the Riebeek Valley

Foodies, assemble! If you have a sincere and unbridled love for all things delectable and delicious, there is one Swartland destination that needs a space of honour at the top of your must-visit list. Please allow us to introduce Het Vlock Casteel  – a beautiful family farm in Riebeek Kasteel where you can revel in…

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Fynbos Estate: Serene sanctuary in the heart of the Swartland

There are certain places in this world that hum with happy, healing energy – places where the frantic rat race of the world abates to allow space for joy to flood back in. Situated in a verdant and well-tended fold along one of the ridges of the Paardeberg in the Swartland, Fynbos Estate is such…

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The insider’s guide to the 2019 Riebeek Valley Olive Festival

The first weekend in May is always an immensely exciting one for the Swartland Wine- and Olive Route. This is when our region welcomes visitors from far and wide who come to eat, drink and be merry at the annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival.  Last year’s event was cancelled due to the impact of the…

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How and where to enjoy an active weekend in the Swartland

When the balmy days of summer start to give way to the lingering crispness of autumn in the Western Cape, there’s no more excuse – it’s time to put on a cap and a pair of takkies and make your way into one of the gorgeous landscapes that lie dotted around the Mother City. If…

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Stay on a Swartland wine farm during harvest season!

The holidays are over, the kids are back at school and now the good men and women of the Swartland wine tribe can go to work. It’s harvest season in the Swartland. Days start in the mottled pink of pre-dawn and continue into the dusk of dusty twilight as everyone works side by side to…

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