Saturday, April 9, 2016

Cape Town - South Africa (Part 3)


Cape Town - Lovingly loved! Over and over hundred over times, Cape Town as I've already said (Cape Town 1 and Cape Town 2) is an incomparable nature beauty as one of the spectacular stunning places I have been. More aptly, on the third day which was also our last day in Cape, we explored the other side of the city. An early start for the day, we traveled for an hour plus to arrive at Nederburg Wines, one of the older vineyards in Stellenbosch. 

For a wine drinker like me, the professionally presented wine tasting session in the impressive ambiance was fantastic. A total of 6 types of wine we tasted, if you ask me to verbalize the tastes and aromas, I have to be honest. I don't know. Still, one thing is certain. I can differentiate between white wine and red wine, obviously based on color. Basic simple theory I think no one can fumble about, pretty much none brain cracking to differentiate between white wine and red wine. Wine is my ultimate weekend comfort, but sadly, I really can't explain on the tastes of wine. For me, its rather easy, any wine which can get me tipsy is a good wine. That's it. Period.    
  
At Nederburg Wines, kicked off with wine tasting, we then toured the huge winery to understand a thing or two on wine-making, we then returned to the foyer to purchase a few bottles and before leaving, we walked around the wine plantation to marvel at the various types of grapes. Prettiness. 



Almost the whole morning literally well spent on grapes, wine and wine making educational journey, lunch was the next highlight. Indeed, a memorable highlight at Kirstenbosch Garden Moyo Restaurant. Packed with hundreds of people, queuing for the all-you-can-eat traditional South African cuisine was quite a thing. Nonetheless, setting and atmosphere were stunning, food however wasn't sensational, not too bad I would consider and service with a smile must be praised. You can dine at the inside dining area which left no room for us, we actually loved it at the shaded outside casual dining area and you shouldn't refuse the tribal style face painting. No, you don't have to pay, its free. The atmosphere is also upbeat because of African music and native dancing. On the whole, I loved it at Moyo. A memorable, something different travel food venture.       




All good things should come to an end, within the next 2 hours, we departed from Moyo to arrive in West Coast Ostrich Ranch. Nestled against sea facing slopes of Durbanville hills and offering magnificent views of Table Mountain and Hottentots Holland Mountain, West Coast Ostrich Ranch is in an area steeped in local history. Our more or less 45 minutes informative trail showcased West Coast white ostriches, dwarf ostriches, black-necked ostriches, emus, rheas, peacocks, ostrich chicks and a cactus garden. With more than 200 birds ranging from chicks to 20-year-old breeding pairs, we had the honour of seeing chicks hatching, also the chance to sit on a live ostrich, stand on an ostrich egg and feeding the ostrich was quite a touchy-touchy thingy.  



The finale for the day, postponed on Day 1 and Day 2 because of unpredictable weather, aww!! What else can it be but the must see by hook or by crook, not to be missed stunning Table Mountain. Remaining as a major tourist attraction for everyone throughout the world, world reckoned in fact, Table Mountain holds the views of forest and nature, a view that certainly begins from the 85 years old cableway cable car ride, right till the mountain top. Looming large, iconic Table Mountain is one of the “7 Wonders of the Nature”.
In all respect and in all counts, Cape Floral, one of the richest floral regions in the world is no less trilling though animals such as the cape lion, mountain zebra or the leopard are no longer seen. Mountain flat top peak by itself reaches so close to the sea and city above 1,086m sea level. Splendor shattering view everywhere you turn to and slightly  breezy against the vantage point.
Gone too soon the couple of hours, we left with fond memories of Table Mountain, as well as Cape Town through our eyes. Not the end of South Africa tour, we will be flying to touch down in Johannesburg tomorrow. Stay tuned.
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12 comments:

  1. Oh! Look at those wine barrels.. What will I not give to taste a bot of every one of those wine bottles!! ;) (sigh, it's been almost 2 years) And Nava, I love your top, looks perfect. You are right, the sight is splendid!

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  2. You look gorgeous. You have enjoyed every bit of your visit

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  3. What a beautiful place!! Looking forward to reading more!

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  4. Ooo beautiful pics Bollywood style. Agree visiting vineyard is such a lovely experience. Oh I got check Cape town 1 and 2 u always give such unbiased opinions.

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  5. Wow blissful....seems u r having a great time...Cheers!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. I love the way you dress :-) Can you please send me a bottle of wine. Missing it!

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  7. Love all the pictures. Looks like you enjoyed a lot :)

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  8. I loved this place as per what u have mentioned.. lovely pics captured by u :)

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  9. Visiting a wine farm is on my bucket list. I love red wine.

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  10. you look pretty as always and the place is so beautiful

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  11. I went there in 2011...after seeing your beautiful post relishing my days in Capetown

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