Steenberg, once known as 'Zwaaneweide' or 'Zwaanswyk', was the first land grant made in the Constantia Valley in 1682. The ... More
Steenberg, once known as 'Zwaaneweide' or 'Zwaanswyk', was the first land grant made in the Constantia Valley in 1682. The land originally went to a young widow, Catherine Ras, and wines were first produced here in 1695. Today, some 300 years later, the historic 'werf' (original homestead) has been painstakingly restored in the style of an 18th century farm. The farmsteads, including the manor house and other buildings, have been declared a national monument. The main gable, a 'holbol' (convex-concave) outlined by heavy moldings in a small keystone, is the only surviving example of its type in the Cape Peninsula. This prime wine estate has now been developed to include an exquisite country hotel, an 18-hole championship golf course and a residential development.
The Cape Peninsula is possibly one of the most spectacular combination of sea and mountain scenery in the world. At
Cape Point, one also finds a treasure house of some 1200 different species of fynbos (Afrikaans for 'fine bush') ...
Cabriere, the beautiful estate that is situated on the banks of the Franschhoek River, was granted to the French Huguenot
Pierre Jourdan on 22 December 1694. Today, the estate continues the pioneering spirit by specializing in Cap Classique, and ...
The OVC Travel Office specializes in cheap flights, visa services, travel insurance, work holiday visas, a full range of day
tours, overland tours, and southern Africa excursions. In Cape Town, OVC are probably best known for arranging the (seemingly ...