Cape Heather self catering is 35 minutes from the centre of Stellenbosch.

When the wind is howling and the weather changes in the middle of summer, the centre of Stellenbosch is protected from the elements and the vibe at the many street café’s is wonderful. Head for Church Street, or ask Cape Heather Explorer to arrange an interesting outing for you.

A taste of what you can find in Church Street: The Red Teapot Gallery, is so much more than an ordinary art gallery, it is an explosion of beautiful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, handmade objects d’arts and designer cushions.

It doubles up as the premier studio for Portchie, one of South Africa’s leading artists.

Starting to feel hungry? Head into Basic Bistro
Cape Heather recommends The Dukkah Chicken Pasta with creamy blue cheese sauce and tender chicken strips, topped with Eqyptian dukkah and rocket.

The grand finale, a visit to Waterford Wine Estate. Visiting Waterford Wine Estate is absolute bliss, driving down the estate road lined with citrus orchids you feel like you have been transported to another world. It is a complete unique experience with a Mediterranean feel, styled along the classic Bordeaux chateaus of France.

There is a tasting area inside with comfortable couches or outdoors on a spacious, tranquil stone veranda, both the perfect setting for a slow paced afternoon of fine wine tasting.

The Chocolate and Wine Pairing is sensational and will definitely be a highlight.

We brought home a case of Pebble Hill, a unique red blend of Shiraz, Merlot etc. Fruit aroma of violet, cherries, licorice with a hint of spice

On that note, we headed back to Cape Town….