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Top 5 Reasons to add Franschhoek to your South African Itinerary

Franschhoek Valley is one of the most amazing wine regions in the world with majestic mountain scenery, lush vineyards and a quaint European feel. Franschhoek's rich history of European influence dates back to the late 1600s when French Huguenots arrived in the Cape after fleeing France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in... Read more »


Best Wine Farms in Stellenbosch for Lunch

A visit to Stellenbosch is one experience you shouldn't miss. Award-winning wines, delicious food, paired with spectacular surroundings, you are sure to have a fantastic time. On a journey of senses in one of South Africa’s most highly acclaimed wine producing regions, we’ve curated the top 10 best wine farms for lunch spots in Stellenbosch.... Read more »


Best Wine Farms for Art Aficionados

Combine the best of two senses by visiting these 5 wine farms who offer both great wines and incredible art collections. You can see famous pieces by world-renowned artists like Pierneef while sipping on the best wines the farms have to offer. Call it a double dose of high culture. Grande Provence http://www.grandeprovence.co.za The Gallery... Read more »

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Top 20 South African Semillon Wines – Higgo Jacobs

Guest Explorer : Higgo Jacobs A law graduate from Stellenbosch, Higgo was lured into the wine industry after his studies, and what was meant to be a sabbatical ended up as a way of life. Certified with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Higgo consults to various establishments; judges on wine competitions and publications locally and... Read more »


Top 10 Off the Beaten Track Wineries in Stellenbosch

Traveling abroad and taking in the very best of what South Africa has to offer has to include a trip to Stellenbosch. Nestled between the Cape Dutch buildings, this small university town is surrounded by the iconic Cape Winelands. Along with the historic oak trees, winding back roads, and art galleries there are several Stellenbosch wineries that... Read more »


11 Best Wine Farms for Families

Author: Brittany Hawkins Just because you’re travelling with kids doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the fruits of the beautiful winelands! Unlike many other wine regions around the world, the South African winelands are incredibly accommodating towards families with kids so that everyone can have an enjoyable time. From picnics to playgrounds and even wild animals provide... Read more »

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A Boho Bride’s Dream Day in the Winelands

  For a bohemian bride, an Explore Sideways wine tour is the perfect way to spend the day with family and friends for a hen party (obviously, we're partial). Cape Town local and brand ambassador for wedding dress designer Bo and Luca, Kirsty Craik, epitomises bohemian beauty. She opted for a flower-crown laden float around the... Read more »

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Sideways and House and Leisure Launch the Ultimate Bookable Experience into the Winelands

We are very excited to announce that SA’s leading décor and leisure magazine, House and Leisure, has teamed up with us at Explore Sideways to offer an exclusive full-day Stellenbosch Winelands experience to celebrate the October Outdoor issue. If you’ve ever dreamed of being an acclaimed style, decor or travel writer, this is your chance to... Read more »