Botanical Gardens Cape Town
This weekend we have visited Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, about a 20 minute drive from Cape Town.
The beautiful garden was founded in 1913 on land bequeathed by industrialist Cecil Rhodes to preserve plants from different South African regions and some unique Cape Town species. A perfect place to spend the day, especially now in spring, with impressive blooming flowers.
Bring a picnic and relax on the sloping lawns or have lunch in the cafe or at the more upscale Moyo restaurant.
During the summer, concerts are held in the open air stage.
Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town, 7735
Entrance fee: 50R
The Lourensford Harvest Market
In Cape Town, during the weekends there are a number of different farmers markets where local producers sell artisanal products and organic food.
The Lourensford Harvest Market is located in beautifully landscaped vineyard, which makes for an unusual setting for a farmers market.
Lourensford ave, Helderberg Rural, Cape Town, 7135
Saturday and Sunday from 10h to 15h.
This winery began life in the seventeenth century, from a family of French origin, and offers a variety of great wines.
Besides visiting the vineyard you can spend the night there and have a lovely meal in their restaurant while enjoying the views.
Blaauwklippen Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600
Schedule: 11h to 17h