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Stellenbosch Wine Tasting Tours
What to expect while out in Stellenbosch.
Stellenbosch wine tasting tours have for years been one of the top tours that one just has to experience firsthand while in the area of Stellenbosch.
This unique area with it's incredible scenery of valleys, picturesque mountains and vineyards scattered makes for some incredible outings. Not to mention the magnificent photographic opportunities. Stellenbosch is magnificent just no other words can describe it. Sunny, warm in summer and magical in winter. Wine tours in Stellenbosch is of an incredible standard and do compete favorably to other wine destinations across the world.
South Africa, particularly Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Worcestor remain among the top destinations to visit for wine tasting.
Stellenbosch Wine Tasting Tours
What exactly is a Wine Tour
A wine tour in the area of Stellenbosch predominantly means that you will visit the actual wine estate situated in vicinity of Stellenbosch. As of late all wine estates are open to the public and offer daily wine tasting tours where one can get to taste all of their tastiest. Some wine estates are more known for their reds or alternatively whites however the journey is but tasty and most importantly memorable.
What to Expect while out on a Wine Tour in Stellenbosch
This tour is and remains something fun to do with friends, family or even on one of those special occasions. One can expect that all wine estates that you will visit has an incredible setting. Just imagine sipping wines among-st the vineyards with oak trees and spectacular scenery. This is something that just can not be rushed sit back, learn how it was made, what makes it so incredible and most importantly enjoy the experience.
Wine Tasting and Pairing in Stellenbosch
Why not try various wines paired with something special. Wine pairing is an incredible way to discover the magic that wine offers. Numerous wine estates in and around Stellenbosch offer wine pairing. Pairing wines with South African Biltong, Chocolate, Cheese and many other alternatives are but just a start into your discover of the incredible Stellenbosch wines.
Wine Pairing Tips and Books
Over the last couple of years Wine Pairing has fast become something one should try. Initially just the thought was quite strange however public opinion has quickly changed and Estates offering this unique opportunity today are continuously fully booked. Not to mention the fact that not very much literature was available on the subject and hence some apprehension prevailed.
Herewith is a list of some incredible literature that you might enjoy on the subject of Wine Pairing.
Balance: Matching Food and Wine - What works and Why. Lyndey Milan and Colin Corney, Lothian 2005 (AUS)
Great Tastes Made Simple: Extraordinary Food and Wine Pairing for Every Palate. Andrea Immer
Matching Food & Wine: classic and not so classic combinations. Michel Roux Jr
BEST SAFARI TRIPS FROM DURBAN
too Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park
Traveling to Durban and have some time to explore. Herewith our list of the very best safari trips from Durban.
As always it largely depends on what exactly it is that one would like to experience. Durban to a large degree is fortunately well situated that you can enjoy and experience some of the very best that South Africa has to offer in a small area.
What exactly are the BEST SAFARI TRIPS from Durban ?
As the name suggests Safari then it has to be a Safari Park, and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park has to be the very best Park in KwaZulu Natal if not South Africa. Why then may you not have heard of it yet, well consider the fact that Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest proclaimed park in Africa, compared to Kruger National Park it is small 96000 hectares in size. The park is synonymous and world re-known for its SAFE THE RHINO campaign in the 60's when less than 100 Rhino's roamed the planet. Further more this incredible park once too was used by King Shaka himself as hunting grounds.
This park is a BIG 5 RESERVE (Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard and Elephants) Wild Dogs and Cheetah are also present as well as Antelope and much much more.
How far exactly is Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park then from Durban a mere 250 km. For more tables and Distance's. This is undertaking on the National Road (N2) and is also a toll road. The road is immaculate and truly well maintained. Travel past sweeping sugar fields, forestry and impressive Ocean views of the Indian Ocean.
If its the African Big 5 that you are seeking it really is our Best Safari trip from Durban.
BEST SAFARI TRIPS FROM DURBAN
too iSimangaliso Wetland Park
(South Africa's very first world heritage site)
Not only has one the unique option of enjoying a Big 5 Park in close proximity to Durban but one may also discover the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This park was proclaimed as a world heritage site in 1999 (Unesco).
Enormous in size this park stretches from the quaint village St Lucia in the south and ends on the border of Mozambique in the north. Ironically St Lucia lies directly East of the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park and therefore is easily accessed from Durban either as a day outing or a overnight visit.
St Lucia is world known as the Home to the Hippo. Why ? well due to the fact that these animals walk freely around the village at night in search of grazing.
This is a common and virtually nightly occurrence. One that all residents will attest to. Not only do Hippos roam the village but Bush Babies may be heard from your veranda at night among-st many many other nocturnal wildlife species.
So what would this have to do with the Best Safari Trips from Durban then ?
While in St Lucia one has the possibility of enjoying Hippo & Croc Boat Cruises departing every two hours (sunset trip is the Best ), or discover why then the area is a world heritage site by enjoying a full or half day Safari into the park from St Lucia.
Best Safari Tips from Durban
Latest News and Sightings
In and around Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park
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What is a Safari Park
A Safari Park is a area, parkland in which animals are kept and have the ability to roam freely. The area is open to visitors and may observe the wildlife all the while driving through the area, Hluhluwe Game Reserve is 96000 hectares in size and offers incredible sightings and scenery.
No vacation to Africa can ever truly be complete without experiencing a safari park or better yet a safari.
The thrill of getting up close to these magical creatures in their environment can only be a once in a life time experience.
What to Expect in a SAFARI PARK
All safari parks vary in size and wildlife, fauna and flora plays a vital part in the area in which you visit. The fauna and flora thus dictates what type of wildlife species may be encountered in that specific area. Arid regions versus wet areas therefore can too carry different amount of species within the safari park.
Wildlife in a SAFARI PARK
All wildlife roam freely in Safari Parks it is therefore imperative that certain precautions are taken. Do not get out of ones vehicle or safari vehicle unless you are sure that you may do so (signage). A safari park is by no means a ZOO and therefore all animals are wild. Please at all times keep to the speed limits and more so drive even slower than the specified limit as this is when you are bound to encounter more sightings.
What makes a SAFARI PARK
A Safari Park no matter where it is, is truly an incredible place. The sights, sounds, smells and mere adrenaline of being out in the bush and not knowing what to expect around each and every corner can only be described as breathtaking.
Being in a park early morning enjoying the sun rise, hearing in the far distance the calls of Elephants or the roars of Lions. Hearing the wind rustle through the bush with the anticipation of maybe something else. Capturing magnificent pictures to enjoy years later or just expressing that huge grin when you know THAT WAS A FIRST.