A holiday in the Breede River Valley

Everything is now back to normal. The school holidays came to an end and Daniel is back at school. But what a holiday!! After our short break in the bushveld, we all travelled to the Cape for a just-more-than-a-week long holiday. Daniel spent the time with his grandparents on the West Coast, and my husband, Emma and I explored the Breede River Valley, about two hours away from Cape Town.

The valley is ringed with majestic mountains and the farming areas are fertile with lush orchards and beautiful vineyards. We stopped at some of the wine estates forming the Robertson Wine Route, ate at fantastic restaurants and popped into the local museums.

Today’s blog is about the charming 19th century picturesque villages in the area. Two of my favourites were McGregor and Montagu with its many examples of Cape Dutch architecture – rounded gables, thatched roofs, whitewashed walls and “museum” green shatters. We strolled the streets, stopped often for caffeine-loading and recharged our batteries….

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