“The years go faster as you get older” is a saying I have heard many times, and as this year is already flying by – I ‘m afraid I must be getting old! But with Valentine’s day just around the corner and supermarket shelves full of Easter Eggs we can be in no doubt that spring is on its way, and we have just eight weeks to go until Easter.
Easter and the month of April in general is a great time of year to take a holiday, and while the Mediterranean may still be a little cool, the countries that sit beneath the equator such as South Africa and Argentina bathe in warm sunshine.
Less crowded than in the summer months of December and January, Cape Town is a joy to visit in April and if you enjoy fine South African wines then it is a great time of year to visit the surrounding wine lands of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Wellington as they harvest their crops.
Stellenbosch would have to be my favourite wine region in South Africa and it produces some of the most delicious Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage wines. Our particular favourites include Anura, Tokara (The Mint is a spectacular wine!), and for a wonderful lunch in exquisite surroundings the Delair Graff Estate.
Combining beautiful scenery with over 180 wineries, Stellenbosch is well worth a visit during your stay in Cape Town, but with free wine tastings in most wineries, it is highly recommended that you leave the rental car at your hotel and take an escorted tour!
The Western Cape also offers a plethora of stunning golf courses, so if you can drag yourself away from the wine lands there are plenty of opportunities to practice your swing amongst the breathtaking scenery.
So with just eight weeks to go, why not book your Easter holiday below the equator and enjoy sun, wine and a round of golf!