The Great Travel Adventure: Western Cape 6

We are back in Stellenbosch; this time wondering through the streets of this beautiful town. The buildings here are predominantly in the Cape-Dutch style, as well as Cape Georgian and Victorian. It was such a pleasure meandering through the town taking photos; definitely one of the more memorable times of our wonderful adventure.

Visit my fiancé Ray’s website for more photos  http://www.rayscam.com/🙂

A Dutch Reformed Church called Die Moederkerk.
A Dutch Reformed Church called Die Moederkerk.
Many table settings along the streets here...
Many table settings along the streets here…
A lovely style home.
A lovely style home; Cape-Dutch.
Just the door and side windows...
Just the door and side windows…
Picturesque...
Picturesque…
De Akker, where Ray used to drink in his University days.
De Akker, where Ray used to drink in his University days.
Oom Sampie se Winkel, a store with a bit of everything, very quaint.
Oom Samie se Winkel, a store with a bit of everything, very quaint.
The Toy Musuem.
The Toy Musuem.
The Magistrate's Court and the lovely gardens.
The Magistrate’s Court and the lovely gardens.
St Mary's Anglican Church on the Braak (village green).
St Mary’s Anglican Church on the Braak (village green).

The Great Travel Adventure: Western Cape 5

This week features  Stellenbosch; South Africa’s largest single wine region with  over 200 wineries, producing some of the world’s best wines. Ray and I did some wine tasting along with Connie and Alex at two of those wineries; Spier and Longridge. We did visit Meerlust, but they were closed unfortunately…lovely estate though! It was a wonderful day and we tasted some beautiful wines! And yes, we took lots of photos! 😉

 

Check out my fiancé Ray’s website while you are here: http://www.rayscam.com/

An owl in an enclosure at the Spier Winery...it's not just about the wine ;-)
An owl in an enclosure at the Spier Winery…it’s not just about the wine 😉
Spier Wine Estate.
Spier Wine Estate.
A wine tasting table...
A wine tasting table…
Young grapes...
Young grapes…
The vineyard :-)
The vineyard 🙂
The original homestead, built in 1776.
The original homestead, built in 1776.
Pity they were closed here.
Pity they were closed here.
Sitting next to some grapes...at the beginning.
Sitting next to some grapes…at the beginning.
Wine everywhere!
Wine everywhere!
The vineyards of Longridge with the magnificent mountain ranges.
The vineyards of Longridge with the magnificent mountain ranges.

I hope you enjoyed Stellenbosch…coming back for me next week? We’ll walk the main street of this lovely old town.

The Great Travel Adventure: Western Cape 4 (Part 3 of Our Cape Point Road Trip)

This week features the last photos of our Cape Point road trip, as we headed back towards Somerset West via Cape Town. We finished the day with a stunning sunset and a delicious meal at Camps Bay. It was only our third day in South Africa and already I knew I was in for a real treat! 

Check out my fiancé Ray’s website while you are here:  http://www.rayscam.com/ 🙂

This photo was taken from a lookout along Champan's Peak drive, looking towards Hout Bay.
This photo was taken from a lookout along Chapman’s Peak Drive, looking towards Hout Bay.
A cliff face along Chapman's Peak Drive
A cliff face along Chapman’s Peak Drive.
A little sourfig that looked quite pretty in the sun.
A little sour fig that looked quite pretty in the sun.
More of Hout Bay.
More of Hout Bay.
In the distance you can see The Sentinal on the left and the little peak in the middle is Little Lion's Head and towards the right is the start of the Twelve Apostles.
In the distance you can see The Sentinal on the left and the little peak in the middle is Little Lion’s Head and towards the right is the start of the Twelve Apostles.
A close up up of The Sentinal.
A close up of The Sentinal.
Rough sees down below...
Down below…
Looking back...
Looking back…
Magic...
Magic…
Pretty Spring colours :-)
Pretty Spring colours 🙂

I hope you enjoyed the Cape Point trip; next week, we are off to Stellenbosch! 

The Great Travel Adventure: Western Cape 3 (Part 2 of Our Cape Point Road Trip)

Hello again and welcome to part 2 of our Cape Point road trip. These ten photos were take at the actual point, where we climbed to the top and then continued as far out toward to ocean as we could. It was a beautiful sunny day and although it was a bit to climb (with some occasional steps), it was well worth it; as you will see. Enjoy the following photos!

While you are here, pop in and have a look at my fiancé’s website: http://www.rayscam.com/

A pincushion protea, common in the Western Cape.
A pincushion protea, common in the Western Cape.
Looking back (as we were climbing) towards the west.
Looking back (as we were climbing) towards the west.
A close up; the rooftops belong to the tourist shops.
A bit higher up; the rooftops belong to the tourist shops.
A stunning view as we walked towards the top.
A stunning view as we kept walking towards the top.
This little fellow was having a wee sunbake...
This little fellow was having a wee sunbake…
Ray up ahead, as we were going down towards the ocean.
Ray up ahead, as we were going down towards the ocean.
Almost there...
Almost there…
Boys being boys (Ray and Alex) climbed on top of the little 'bunker'.
Boys being boys (Ray and Alex) climbed on top of the little ‘bunker’.
A whale was having a little play; showed it's belly a bit but it was too far away and all I could get was it's tail.
A whale was having a little play; showed its belly a bit but it was too far away and all I could get was it’s tail.

If you liked these, then come back for more next week as we head back towards Cape Town along this beautiful coastline 🙂