Mitre’s Edge – E05

Mitre’s Edge is a stunning boutique wine estate about 40 minutes from Cape Town. Family owned and operated, they create smaller quantities of high-quality wines. Just next to the R44 you’ll find the family manor which is their home and the tasting room all in one, so they literally open their home doors to you.
All the wines are handcrafted by Lola Nicholls and husband Bernard to ensure they have the family’s stamp of approval. This personal attention to detail combined with a homey atmosphere creates a welcoming charm to the tasting experience.

Visit their website for updates and more details via the website link, you can also have a look at additional photos and get the map on the links in this post.

Ysterplaat Air Force Museum – E04

Ysterplaat air force museum is about 15 minutes away from Cape Town and located on the air force base itself. They are dedicated to the preservation of our iron legends of the skies. You’ll find a lot of facts, models, and memorabilia on display throughout the main museum building. They have a small hanger with a couple of planes and various items on display.

I will highly recommend going on a Saturday as hanger 4 is closed to the public on weekdays for normal air force operations. Hanger 4 is where they restore and keep some of the bigger aircraft, this would be a must-see, as it’s not every day you get to see bombers, helicopters, and jets this up close.

Visit their website for updates and more details via the website link, you can also have a look at additional photos and get the map on the links in this post.

Arra Vineyards – E03

Arra Vineyards is a little wine farm about 40 minutes’ drive from Cape Town.
Just after Klapmuts on the R44, you’ll find a little dirt road that leads straight up to the vineyard.
There’s a cosy tasting room in the heart of their wine production space, this caters for a nice vineyard background while you sit back and enjoy some wine.
Don’t let the size of the wine farm fool you as they produce 16 different types of wine.

You can order a cheese and cold meat platter to nibble on, which was all locally sourced I was told.
Unfortunately, the rain decided to go along for the ride and we had to shelter inside.

This was a pity as I’m sure the deck and open “lounge” overlooking the estate would make for a nice spot to be for your daily dose of UV rays.

Visit their website for updates and more details via the website link, you can also have a look at additional photos and get the map on the links in this post.

The Baths Citrusdal – E02

The Baths is one of those camping spots to consider if all you want to do is unwind. Should pulling a caravan or pitching a tent still be too much of a mission for a relaxing getaway… they have chalets and flats to suit any glampers needs. The Baths is a natural hot water resort near Citrusdal in the Western Cape.

You can choose from relaxing in the main hot water pool, Jacuzzi’s or even one of the rock pools to take advantage of the spring water. The same hot water runs through the entire camp and creates a nice steamy effect on chilly mornings. There’s also a cold pool to stop you from overheating in those long summer days.

Activities around The Baths include hiking and mountain bike trails, playgrounds with trampolines and a jungle gym for the kiddies, but there are lots of little places to discover as I spend an entire afternoon exploring the paths next to the river. There’s also a small bar and restaurant on the site, definitely give their ribs a go, as a self-declared rib connoisseur… I can say they are pretty good and a not to be missed treat.

Visit their website for updates and more details via the website link, you can also have a look at additional photos and get the map on the links in this post.

Franschhoek Motor Museum – E01

This museum offers visitors a unique look through the pages of motor vehicle history. The collection covers a wide range of vehicles, from the early days of motoring till more modern day cars, more than enough on display for everyone to have their favourite. The museum has a little cafe should you need a quick caffeine fix or a sandwich to keep you going. It takes roughly about an hour or two to walk through the museum, depending on how big a car enthusiast you are. They also offer you a trip to Anthonij Rupert wine estate for some wine tasting and a full restaurant should you want to give that a go.

Visit their website for updates and more details via the website link, you can also have a look at additional photos and get the map on the links in this post.

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