The good life - South African style
Winelands and The Cape, Western Cape, South Africa, 2009-10-17 12:00 by Martin and Laerke
The scenery in the Winelands is beautiful, gorgeous Cape Dutch buildings lie scattered around the wine fields backed by dramatic mountains and everywhere colorful flowers blossom; little white flowers on the apple trees, pink bourgounville climbs up a white washed cottages and red and white roses mark the entrance to yet another wine estate.
We drove around in the region, eating and drinking our way through wine tastings at various wineries, lovely cheese platters at cute little deli’s, fresh strawberries from farms along the road and gourmet chocolates from Huguenot Fine Chocolates.

After the winelands we drove to the Cape peninsula where we stayed near Kommetjie Beach, a beautiful white sand beach. Here we went for long walks along the water’s edge, it was too cold to swim as the water comes up straight from Antarctica making it only 10-15 degrees… In the evenings we’d pick a sand dune and sit there and watch the sun go down while munching on fine Huguenot chocolates and fresh strawberries – life is good :-)

Further down the Cape peninsula on the east side lies Boulders Beach which a big colony of African penguins (also known as Jackass penguins) call home, on this side of the peninsula the water is somewhat warmer as it is still the Indian Ocean, so we had a nice day by the beach while watching the penguins.