Entries by Lorenzo Samuels

Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve

A bit of history In 1657, a giant granite rock glistening in the sun after a rainstorm was seen by Abraham Gabemma while he was searching for additional meat resources for the new Dutch immigrants at the Cape of Good Hope. He named this granite rock, “de Diamondt” and “de Peerlberg”, which translates to “The […]

Beautiful Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is a historic Cape Dutch farm that boasts one of the best preserved plaaswerwe (farmyards) in the Cape. Beloved for its garden that is laid out over 3,5 magnificent hectares (8 acres), the structure divides into 15 sections that include fruit, berries, bees for pollinating, indigenous plants, fragrant lawns, a prickly pear maze, a […]

Full-blown summer flavour at Nederburg

Take a journey to Nederburg this summer for a breathtaking blend of the traditional and the contemporary, just like its wines.  Set against the imposing Drakenstein Mountains near Paarl, the winery commands magnificent views and lets you imagine how it was in the beginning when founder, Philippus Wolvaart, arrived in 1791. His fine manor house, […]

The great outdoors beckon in Paarl and Wellington!

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and head for the Boland towns of Paarl and Wellington this summer to enjoy the great outdoors with fabulous weather and stunning scenery.  With lush green vineyards surrounded by towering mountain ranges, an escape to Paarl and Wellington should be on your must-visit list this summer. There […]

Cintron Pink Polo

On Saturday, 4 November 2017, Cintron Pink Polo hosted a celebratory affair in the Cape Winelands for the eighth consecutive year. Unmatched by any other, this highly commended Polo with a Purpose pursuit took place on South Africa’s leading wine- and polo domain; the immaculate Val de Vie Estate.