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  • Dewald R
    Cape Town Central, South Africa2 065 contributions
    In the heart of Stellenbosch you will find the Stellenbosch University Botantical Gardens. The diverse vegetation in the gardens is amazing and there are numerous paths exploring different areas spread throughout where you can take in the beauty, learn about the different plant species and even bring a picnic to enjoy there. When we visited the entrance fee was R 15.00 per person which is very budget friendly and as they are open every day of the week, excluding certain public holidays, there is no reason to not visit even just for a quick walk around. The Katjiepiering Restaurant (reviewed separately) is also located within the garden and is a good option to grab breakfast or brunch. Whether you are a couple wanting to go for a romantic walk, a family with kids or even on your own, this is a great place to spend some time and take in the natural surroundings.
    Written 22 April 2022
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  • Mahdi B
    Johannesburg, South Africa181 contributions
    Such a pleasant place to be and relaxed in the nature to enjoy your handmade wine and your cappuccino with the ducks company
    Special thanks to Lungie & Shaun
    Written 24 April 2021
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  • New in Cape Town
    3 contributions
    Tokara - Open Garden
    Well organized from entry to parking. A lot of interesting plants and specials for the day. Beautiful gardens to around in and sculptures.

    We enjoy the morning very much.
    Written 25 April 2022
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  • Julian1973P
    Port Elizabeth, South Africa49 contributions
    Five out of Five, beautiful venue. Relaxing and peaceful.
    Spectacular views and space to enjoy amazing wines and food.
    Strongly recommend this estate
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • Aristha
    Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
    Good service and by far one of the best wines I have tasted. You can either sit out on the deck overlooking the Vineyard and Stellenbosch or inside by the fire place. Its situated along the hidden valley wine route- have been here 3 times and will def visit again!
    Written 6 April 2022
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  • Maggie532013
    Somerset West, South Africa35 contributions
    Great food. Great prices. Phenomenal staff. Beautiful views. Definitely on my list for regular lunches ongoing.
    Written 13 February 2022
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  • pup56
    Western Cape, South Africa31 contributions
    We were a table of eight .Service from William was top notch, both salmon and steaks top draw .I have never had a bad steak in eight years. Just a pity chips are no longer had cut.
    Written 9 May 2022
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  • Trudi
    Centurion, South Africa440 contributions
    If you looking for a child, pet and most definitely human friendly environment, to chill and just breath....
    Then Blaauklippen is a must.
    Their milk tart is where I have to begin...there are no words just taste sensations!!!! Yes, yes I know it is a wine estate, and they do offer a good selection of wines. But their little cafe serves the most delicious milk tart, amongst other dishes!
    Their facilities offer a variety of things to do on the weekend.
    We start at the coffee shop and then work our way down to the wine tasting!!!
    You can host your birthday parties, browse through their market, do wine or gin tasting and then also eat at the Bistro.
    Booking at the Bistro is recommended.
    Staff in all areas are very friendly and helpful.
    Another must is their Zin Gin...every time our daughter fly's home she has to bring 3 bottles with her!!!!
    Blaauklippen is an experience not to be missed, surrounded by beautiful vineyards.
    Written 29 April 2022
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  • RoadTripper143
    Somerset West, South Africa36 contributions
    We enjoyed a fabulous wine tasting with friends. Great and friendly service, patient explanations and an awesome view. Priced really well. We can all highly recommend this experience.
    Written 27 September 2021
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  • Micayla H
    Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
    We went to do the chocolate and wine tasting. It was a fantastic experience and a very detailed and delicious pairing with dessert wines. We also asked to taste the wooded Chardonnay as this is our favourite wine. We bought a bottle, and we weren't charged for the tasting. It is also an incredibly beautiful venue and you can take pretty photos there. It is a must if you're making your way to Stellenbosch.
    Written 29 January 2022
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  • RalphDill
    Edgemead, South Africa49 contributions
    This is an unassuming yet hugely rewarding spot to park your car! The eyes struggle to "find" the exceptional right until you step onto the verandah! Then the expanse of rolling hills, vinyards and orchards allow your eyes a feast. Service may be staccato and the platter comparatively simple, but the ordinary ends right there. The wines are just indescribably good, the Sauvignon Blanc took my breath away, and I am no novice, despite no expert at white wines. The tasting moved to the reds, more my thing... Holy cow, extraordinary wine. I am 63 and a single malt junkie, hoping my palate is fairly educated. I was close to tears at the end, emotional about how awesome ALL the reds are. Shiraz, Pinot, Merlot (2008, I don't normally drink Merlot) even, astonishing. The top blend, I already forget it's name, simply beggar's belief. Rounded, rich, complex, fruity, spicy... not possible? Wrong. Don't go there to be spoilt by grandiose surroundings and fancy dressed help, don't go there for the best platter. Go there for the right reason, the best wine you will taste in a very long time!
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • Alan S
    Fourways, South Africa312 contributions
    Great street to walk along, but certainly not the only one. Include Church and Bird, and the side streets for a truly "European" setting. Many café's and wine bars to visit between shopping.
    Written 22 December 2021
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  • StuJen_13
    Edinburgh, UK72 contributions
    Went here at the suggestion of the driver we had (Kestrel Executive Services). It has a great but very busy cafe but we opted just to have our wine tasting on the deck in the middle of the lake. What a beautiful setting, with the lake surrounded by the mountains. After the wine tasting you can go for a walk around the lake and watch the fish. Truly exceptional venue.
    Written 13 April 2020
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  • Izak
    Germiston, South Africa191 contributions
    This is certainly the most beautiful and effective University in the Country. The University is beautiful and very clean. The students are very disciplined and friendly. The personnel is very friendly and helpful and they are very effective and helpful. I would recommend this University to any prospective students.
    Written 6 April 2020
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  • Noneother
    London34 contributions
    You can sit in the tasting room with panoramic vineyard views and taste the wines the estate is famous for. They also have details available for European importers so you can order for delivery on your return to the UK
    Written 18 February 2022
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