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Travel: Cape Town (Last Day)

Man, its been quiet here on the Guru page.Iv had such drama lately, hence the delayed posts but Im glad to be back and to flood your screens with some more of my little adventures 🙂

20160508_075525Ok so continuing with the Cape Town adventures, our last day came and I just didn’t want to wake up because I just didn’t want to leave this beautiful city.

Our last day on any trip is that we do has to include a spa treatment. Nothing too hectic, but just a little something for us both to relax before going home. So we booked a spa treatment at the lovely Camelot Spa  and spent 2 hours of our early morning getting treated before breakfast.

I had read about Cape Town and complied list on top of list of things to do and see while we were there, but the one thing that we both agreed on was that we should visit Morgenster Estate. The reason being was that we attended the Winex in Joburg with our friends and we were lead to the Morgenster Stand to indulge in their olive paste and wine. We haven’t stopped talking about it ever since. It’s honestly so delicious and we simply cannot get enough of it!

So since we were in Cape Town and had time to spare before our departure and before my surprise picnic for Hubby, we took a drive to the gorgeous Morgenster Estate.

Morgenster Wine & Olive Estate in Somerset West, 35 minutes from Cape Town, is at the gateway to the Western Cape wine-growing region. It is a thriving olive and wine farm dating back to 1711, producing internationally acclaimed Bordeaux-style wines and extra virgin olive oil of astounding quality.

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We were greeted by the Manager and Waiter and were given an overview of the wines and olives and were offered an Olive tasting. The whole olive experience was so exciting and very informative and super tasting- I walked out of there feeling like I could talk your socks off about olives.

 

The presentation of the Olive Tasting was so beautiful! We were given a sheet of the names of the olives oils displayed underneath the glasses indicating a different olive oil and another tray filled with olives, crackers and fresh bread. The waiter was so professional and charming and answered all our questions with ease.

We tried all the olive oils and were told that we can mix and match them to create our own Olive Oil mixture. The result was that all the crackers, bread Olive Oils and olives clean of there trays- clearly were were master mixers because it was just too delicious with every bite. PS: The Balsamic Vinegar is just THE best!

We had never ever experienced an Olive Tasting but I think this will become a thing that we do when we travel. It was incredible. The Estate is gorgeous, the people are fantastic and the Olives well- just spectacular!

For more info on this amazing experience- Book here.

 

Olive Oil Chart
Our Feast!
Simply Delicious!

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Cork Display in the Wine Cellar

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We couldn’t leave without a souvenir- obviously…

 

Our flight departed at 17.30, so I thought that we should spend our last day having a winter picnic at the gorgeous  Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch- I had fallen in love with this place from the moment I found it on the inter web.

The wine estate has a unique way of keeping the farm in tip top shape and keeping the pest population to a minimum by using 1070 runner ducks to keep those pests at bay. They too allow the ducks to parade around the farm and interact with the guests-  by far the best thing I have ever seen! You can check out their parade times here.

Upon arrival we were welcomed with smiles and lead into the right wing of the restaurant. We were seated and greeted to our artisanal picnic basket. The picnic basket had trays of gorgeously packaged food in wooden boxes and jars. Our basket was filled with salads, nuts , a selection of different meats, dried fruit, salads in jars, yummy bread and mini pies.  It was such a beautiful presentation and so incredibly fresh and delicious.

Vergenoegd Wine Estate
Vergenoegd Wine Estate

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How gorgeous!

After we feasted on our artisanal picnic we went for a walk around the farm exploring the grounds and enjoying the quiet time we had. The premises is beautiful and quiet which is just perfect for a Sunday afternoon treat. We lazed about on the lush lawns until the duck parade came around. It is the most adorable thing I have ever seen! I couldn’t stop smiling!

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If your in the Stellenbosch area, treat yourself to a gorgeous day at Vergenoegd- You will love it!

 

You have my heart Cape Town- Till we meet again!

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