On Saturday we decided to spend the sunny winter’s day in Franschhoek. It is an easy drive from Kalk Bay, along the coast with the waves breaking next to the road. Franschhoek is a town in South Africa’s Western Cape with centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture. 57 Huguenot families settled in the valley in the […]
One of the most spectacular rides I’ve done was the day the Foresters’ cycle group met at 8 am to cycle the Oak Valley track. This beautiful ride on the Oak Valley Estate, a wine farm near Elgin, is only 75 minutes’ drive from Kalk Bay. There are 3 grades of track and most of […]
Silvermine dam and Tokai forest is 20 minutes drive from Kalk Bay and St James. We drove up the mountain and parked a car. Then we found the top contour jeep track and cycled slowly down the mountain. At the beginning we had wonderful views over the Constantia wine farms to False Bay. […]
Tulbagh is a village at the end of the road. We enjoyed a wonderful stay on a farm Schalkenbosch. We cycled into Tulbagh. At the Tulbagh Hotel we met the owner who gave us a map of cycle routes. We plan to return to look for more routes in the nature reserve near the station.
Last weekend, Jon and I drove in the Volvo to Montpellier to stay in a simple cottage in the vineyard. It was so pretty with the autumn coloured red and gold vines in front of the cottage and surrounded by mountains. We dined on my babotie, yellow rice and salad in front of the log […]