My heart belongs to the Western Cape

with Inga kommentarer

My heart has expanded beyond the limits of my chest and now resides happily by this wild, magnetic coast of The Western Cape. I shall miss it when I go back to Sweden…my heart I mean. Guess this must mean I’m home right here!

Lions Head, Cape Town
Lions Head, Cape Town

i have so much to tell, so many people I want to introduce to you that live here and do amazing things, and I will, one a time – I am lagging behind with my blog posts since my computer decided to crash (well, battery died – didn’t like life on the road as much as I do) but now it has been restored. I am very grateful. SO, in my spare moment I shall introduce you to lovely Fritz and Chanelle Schoon who founded the Schoon de Companje in Stellenbosch, the most profoundly sustainable bakery I’ve ever come across.

 

I will let you met Johan Reynike at Reynike wines who produces beautiful, elegant wines by working with nature and let biodynamic farming. Among his colleagues you’ll meet cows, paper worms and snail eating ducks.

Johan Reynike among his thriving vines.
Johan Reynike among his thriving vines.

You will meet dear Pieter du Toit at Cederberg wines – another thrilling winemaker 1000 m above the sea, in the red, dry and captivating Cederberg mountains.

Wine tasting at Cederberg. Like drinking fermented spring water, sunshine and nectar.
Wine tasting at Cederberg. Like drinking fermented spring water, sunshine and nectar.

 

You’ll be meeting Kobus van der Merwe who has a restaurant, Oup ve Koup in Paternoster. He forages plants from the dunes and the ocean and cooks the most…I mean…his food is pure poetry!

A lunch that lingers on the palate for a long long time..
A lunch that lingers on the palate for a long long time..

Oh, and you must meet Suzy Holtzhausen, famous Chef and one hell of a lovely person and cook with focus on local, seasonal, sustainable produce, also based in Paternoster.

Lovely Suzi Holtzhausen
Lovely Suzi Holtzhausen

But til then, must go for coffee and breakfast at Schoon…before I hop in to the car and drive to Elgin and Cluver wines and check out their winery…More soon. And please, if you haven’t been…do come here! South Africa is, despite all its problems, a place full of generous, warm, passionate, creative and life loving people!

Lisen

 

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