South African wine

Cycling the Constantia Valley Winelands

Another perfect summer's day dawned.  With the sun rising over False Bay, I loaded my bike onto the car to take a 10 minute drive to meet my friends in Constantia Valley. We decided at 7 am to cycle through the wine farms.  Out first call was at Groot Constantia (Great Constantia). Beautiful and of historical interest, the farm is introduced in the Our Heritage section of the website as follows: "The...

Argus Cycle Tour 9 March 2008

On Sunday I watched the 31st Argus Cycle Tour from the winesense restaurant on Main Road in Kalk Bay. 33000 cyclists passed us on bicycles, tricycles, tandems and monocycles in perfect weather conditions — no wind. The race is very well-organised by the Pedal Power Association, but it is difficult to recognise friends as they pass. You need to know their estimated time of arrival in Kalk Bay to be able...

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