• La Motte

    2016 Leader in Community Development La Motte is an enchanting destination. Activities include wine tasting, world class Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant, a museum, plus historic, sculpture and sustainability walks. Environmental management is a high priority at La Motte. The sustainable walk offers visitors the opportunity for a guided walk through the sustainably farmed and biologically grown vineyards where various cultivars are planted, through La Motte’s indigenous landscaped gardens, past the Protea gardens where various “fynbos” species are cultivated, ending with a visit to the estate’s special vegetable and herb garden that supply the restaurant and farm shop with farm fresh produce. A well-informed guide will share the details of biologic and sustainable farming, its challenges and benefits to the environment, and the result of biologic practices on the quality of fresh produce. Guests will also learn more about the natural fauna and flora of the area.  La Motte and Pierneef à La Motte are wheelchair-friendly. Why not try their Sauvignon Blanc, Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay or Méthode Cap Classique Reservations for groups are essential – maximum of 16. Restaurant: Bookings essential Sat & Sun for breakfast   Tue – Sun for lunch   Thurs – Sat for dinner Restaurant: pierneef@la-motte.co.za Classical Read more [...]

  • Bread, Milk and Honey

    By now you will definitely be ready for another cup of coffee and there can be no better spot than this woman-owned, women-run shop where you can enjoy a barista made brew along with home bakes and a healthy buffet lunch spread. Owner Mandy Mitchell works with a team of trained and treasured female staff.  Walk on back past the Town House hotel and across the road past the Magistrates Court on your left. Sadly there a large number of cases of domestic violence against women and many will be tried here at the Courts. Although fewer than half of the country’s judges are women, the government is committed to improving the gender balance. Following a national indaba on women and the law in 2006, the South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) was established. Walk on till you get to Buitenkant Street once again, cross over and you’ll eventually find yourself back at Charly’s Bakery. I hope you enjoyed your Full Circle!