Crystal Kloof

One of the numerous waterfalls around the village. It’s Crystal Kloof and the water is crystal clear. Great place for a Sunday chill; worthwhile the hike.

Pirate of the Klein Rivier and other things in and around the village

Our village is one of those rural places in South Africa without any tourist traps. That alone makes it an intriguing place for the curious, exploration minded, traveler. And if you are one of those sheep following the mainstream … well we’re fine with it but, please, do visit all those famous attractions. Here we …

At last: Wine Tasting

This week I had two posts about the grape harvest and the grape processing at Springfontein Winery. I promised to keep the tasting ‘in the barrel’. Well …. tasting is something personal for everybody has his/hers own taste buds. The majority of overseas tourists in South Africa choose for tastings at cellars of which the …

Dutch glory at the Dutchies in Hermanus South Africa

After the harvest and tomorrow we taste

Growing grapes is one thing but creating excellent wines of grapes demands at least as much craftmanship. Although modern technology helps the wine maker he/she still needs the, as the Germans say, ‘Fingerspitzengefuhl’. At Springfontein in Stanford, South Africa, the grapes are first manually graded (no machine can do it that good) and next the …

The Grape Harvest

Early Monday morning staff of Springfontein in Stanford, South Africa gathered together at the cellar. From there we all went to the vineyards settled in a great natural landscape. It must be a joy to start the annual harvest in such majestic surroundings in a strip of land between the lagoon and the ocean. The …

Living like …..

The Dutch have the expression “Living like a God in France”. Well…. this Dutchman lives like a God in Stanford, South Africa.

Imaginary: Going Down Under or not; a helping hand

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Between beach and lagoon

Rain or shine; there are always people wandering and wondering around and between Grotto Beach and Stanford Lagoon in South Africa. The last of the selected pictures I made last Sunday (see also the 5 previous postings).

Just some shots along the lagoon

I can’t tell enough how privileged we are to live in Stanford (“Best Village Destination in South Africa”; for all who dare to discover the real South Africa beyond Cape Town). One of the ‘attractions’ nearby is the lagoon which is not only a bird lovers paradise but also a place to consider by travelers …