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Wednesday, 03 May 2017 13:00

Stellenbosch Historical Walking Tour

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Join us on a walking guided tour through the second oldest town in South Africa established in 1679 exploring the historical cultural and architectural delights of "Our Town of Oaks ".

ROUTE:

The Avenues,  Dorp St, Herte St, Market St, Church St, Drostdy St, Van Riebeeck St, Neethling St, Die Laan.

 

COMMENTARY:

Dutch East India Company
Simon van der Stel
Pioneer and Cape Dutch Architecture
Religion and Farming
Slavery and Mission Stations

Interesting Stellenbosch Characters
Cape Floral Kingdom
Local Flora & Fauna
Higher Learning and Stellenbosch University

EXPERIENCE:

Shops
Local Crafts
Sidewalk Cafes
museims
Gardens
Chruches

 

WHAT TO BRING:
Comfortable walking shoes
Water
Hats and sunscreen (summer)
Umbrellas (winter)


AVAILABILITY:
On Demand
(minimum0
2 hours notice

DURATION OF TOUR:
2.5 to 3 hours

 

 For more https://www.walking-tours.co.za/

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:14

Nice Legs !

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One of the more frequent  questions I get asked on our  Cape Town Wine tours is about the "legs "of the wine . 

A lot of people are curious about  this idea that the quality of the wine is expressed through the legs of the wine , ie the more evenly spaced they are ,the better quality the wine or the longer the legs, the better the quality, the slower the legs run, the better the quality.

 

                                                                  What are the legs of the wine in the first place ? 

When you swirl wine around in your glass and wait a few seconds , the wine starts to run down the side of the glass forming the legs .  What do they tell us ?  Well what they tell us is that there is alcohol and or sugar in the glass........and thats it !  Desert Wine is high in sugar and so the legs will run slower,  More legs will indicate a higher level of alcohol or sugar.  If you really want to impress your friends about your wine knowledge there is no better way than to swill the glass with authority and say "nice legs ! " Enjoy !     

Legs of the Wine  

Jan Van Riebeek landing at the Cape of Good HopeOn the 6th April 1652 Jan van Riebeek landed at the tip of Africa with a very simple brief .

 "Establish a vegetable/ fruit garden, and supply the passing ships with fresh water and food " 

The decision to come to this part of Africa was a business decision  taken from over 12000 km away by the Dutch East India shipping company , one of the most powerful companies in the world for over 150 years.

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