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PAARL VINTNERS OPENS CHALLENGE TO ALL
2011-06-09

09 June 2011  by Paarl Vintners 

Paarl producers of Chenin Blanc and Shiraz are now offered the opportunity to enter their wines in the annual Santam Paarl Shiraz Challenge without being members of the wine route.  

The Challenge was originally launched in 1995 and traditionally allowed only members of Paarl Vintners to take part. While membership is vo ...

TULBAGH - DIE LAND VAN WAVEREN
2010-05-10

Early Thursday morning about 10 of us were on a Hylton Ross bus to visit Die Land van Waveren or rather Tulbagh as the most of you may know it.  A mere 110 km from Cape Town you will find the charming town of Tulbagh.  Tulbagh is situated on Cape Route 62, in the Witzenberg Municipality Area and forms part of the longest wine route in South Africa.

This historical town is a ...

EXPLORE THE ROBERTSON VALLEY
2010-03-26

End of February, it is supposed to be in the mid thirties daily, but now it is a rainy day.  A group of us is on another trip with Cape Winelands, this time we will be exploring the Robertson Wine Valley and Langeberg Municipality area.  I did not quite know what to pack, I am used to sunshine weather this time of year, but it is raining, so what now?  I packed my gumboots, short ...

WELCOME TO THE BREEDE RIVER VALLEY
2010-02-22

During November 2009 I got an email from the Cape Winelands District Municipality, inviting me to join them on a trip to the Breede Valley.  After the meet and greet session at the municipality a bunch of journalists jumped into a Hylton Ross bus and off we go to the Breedekloof.

Our first stop was at Slanghoek Cellar.  The manager of Breedekloof Wine, Melody Botha, met us ...

LITTLE PLACE OF LUXURY
2009-12-18

Financial Mail - Claire Bisseker

Route 62 - the scenic drive that meanders between Cape Town and the Langkloof, taking in small towns along the Breede River Valley and Klein Karoo - has become so popular (thanks, perhaps, to the Ronnie's Sex Shop pub) that it now boasts a five-star boutique hotel.

The Robertson Small Hotel opened in the winelands' town in August, to much a ...

A PARADISE THAT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE
2009-11-13

By Professors David and Sue Hall
Published: 9:11AM GMT 11 Nov 2009

We live on a farm in South Africa, at the foot of the Langeberg mountains. Our house is called Xairu, a Bushman word meaning paradise. It’s as close as we will get.

We look out across a lake where, most days, we hear the haunting call of the fish-eagles. Malachite sunbirds, iridescent green, spl ...

WEEKEND GETAWAY: HIGH FLYERS
2009-05-18

Claire Keeton gets her rocks off in Montagu Another Day in Paradise is the name of the best route I climbed in Montagu — but it’s also a perfect description of our holiday in this rock-climbing (and wine tasting) Nirvana. Not that we got around to the wine route. With more than 300 bolted rock-climbing routes, Montagu is a destination any climber — or would-be climber — will enjoy. ...

HIGHWAY DETOUR: GET YOUR ZOO ON ROUTE 62
2009-01-12

BY CLARE NULLIS Associated Press CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Far from the crowds and traffic snarl-ups on South Africa's much-vaunted coastal Garden Route is a stunning inland alternative that showcases some of the country's most fabulous scenery but passes unnoticed by most visitors. Route 62 starts just outside Cape Town and runs to the city of Port Elizabeth. It winds through scenic spa tow ...

GET YOUR KICKS ON SOUTH AFRICA'S ROUTE 62
2008-12-01

Will Hide finds that his sterling goes a long way on a spectacular journey along South Africa's 'unknown' highway I've slowed down for many things on the road - schoolchildren, cyclists, ponies - but never plums. Yet there, by the side of the dirt track, was a sign asking me to do just that. Bruce Gilson laughed when I pointed this out and I reduced my speed to the requested 20km/h (12mph) ...

SOUTH AFRICA ROUTE 62: SCENERY, OSTRICHES, COAST
2008-11-04

By CLARE NULLIS Associated Press Writer Article Launched: 11/03/2008 11:03:16 AM PST CAPE TOWN, South Africa—Far from the crowds and traffic snarl-ups on South Africa's much-vaunted coastal Garden Route is a stunning inland alternative that showcases some of the country's most fabulous scenery but passes unnoticed by most visitors. Route 62—which evokes comparisons with the legendary Rou ...

TRAIN TEMPTATION
2008-07-28

From the Sunday Times, 27 July 2008, www.thetimes.co.za The Eastern Cape is hoping the Apple Express will lure tourists into its wilderness, writes Bobby Jordan There is something poetic about catching a plane to catch a train. Even better in my case: catching a 4am wake-up in frigid Cape Town, to catch a 6am flight to PE, to catch an 8am taxi rip-off to the Transnet Diesel depot in Humewoo ...

WINTER MAGIC IN MONTAGU
2008-06-30

Cape Times Travel Section June 30 2008 By Graham Howe We pass through the landmark arch in the Cogmanskloof, a narrow tunnel carved through the rock by legendary road-builder Thomas Bain. Jagged sandstone shards erupt from the earth into a big blue Karoo sky. A troop of baboons haunts the ruins of an old British fort on the rocky ridge, guarding the gateway to the hamlet of Montagu. ...

ROUTE 62
2008-02-26

Route 62 From: http://www.encounter.co.za/article/138.html South Africa’s Route 62 was named after the famous Route 66 in the United States of America, a highway that connects the urban and rural communities between Chicago and Los Angeles. And like its namesake, it is an adventure to follow this route, which offers the traveler much more than picturesque scenery and some of South Africa ...

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED – PORT ELIZABETH TO CAPE TOWN
2010-04-28

Route 62 First published in SA Inbound Jan/Feb/Mar 08 issue The road less travelled - Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Text Matthew le Cordeur Route 62 might be an unusual way to get to Cape Town, but "trust me it's worth it" my friend says as we start. We're tired of the traffic-congested road that runs along the coast and want to experience a little more of the country's diverse culture. Route 62 ...

SPRING INTO SUMMER WITH JUNO'S ROSé
2007-09-14

14 September 2007 by Armstrong PR - Communications and Public Relations With the beautiful days of summer approaching, celebrate this season with a Mediterranean twist and enjoy the new Juno Rosé with good friends, good life and good food. This delightfully deep salmon pink Rosé, an every day easy-drinking wine, holds a crisp palate and delicate aromas of abundant floral tones with ...

LANGKLOOF GETS ALL STEAMED UP WITH NEW ROUTE 62 PLAN
2010-04-28

By Brian Hayward AMBITIOUS plans by a newly- formed tourism body in the Langkloof will see the region‘s R62 route marketed like its famous US counterpart, Route 66, with the Apple Express steam train making regular trips to the area. The appeal of the romantic journeys into the heart of the western part of the Eastern Cape will not only boost the province's tourism potential ...

JUNO WINE COMPANY
2010-04-28

14 August 2007 by Armstrong PR - Communications and Public Relations Celebrating good life with good friends can only get better with good wine. Spring 2007 will see the launch of the Juno Wine Company`s latest Cape Maiden. The Rosè will represent the beginning of a new and exciting era, bringing a different genre to the table. Wine lovers can anticipate a delightfully deep salmon pink R ...

ROUTE 62: THE WORLD'S LONGEST WINE ROUTE
2007-11-15

ROUTE 62: THE WORLD'S LONGEST WINE ROUTE BY CHRIS THURMAN From The Weekender Newspaper There are few towns in South Africa where you won’t find an ATM. McGregor is one of them. My wife and I discovered this late on a lazy Sunday afternoon, having made our way through an olive platter at Die Wilde Vy, an all-in-one enterprise on the high street, where “Ouma Anna se Health en Juice Bar? ...

ROUTE 62 BRANDY ROUTE
2005-12-23

MAIL AND GUARDIAN ONLINE BY DENISE SLABBERT We’re a nation that drinks more than 45-million litres of brandy a year - so it only makes sense for us to have our own brandy routes. Our love affair with this popular tipple began way back when, according to Pietman Retief, director of the South African Brandy Foundation, “Brandy was already available in South Africa before Jan van Riebeeck ...

CINDERELLA OF THE BREEDE
2005-05-17

VETKOEK AND FAT WINES ON THE FAR SIDE BY GRAHAM HOWE Bonnievale is the beginning or the far side of the Robertson Wine Valley. It all depends on your point of view - and whether you're coming from town or the interior. Bypassed by Route 62 on the main Robertson-to-Montagu road, the dozen or so wineries are often missed by tourists speeding on their way between Cape Town and Oudtshoorn. They do ...

 

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