• Girl standing in vineyard at Tokara in Stellenbosch, South Africa

    Cape Winelands Travel Guide

    Our itinerary for the Cape Winelands was pretty packed with vineyards considering we had a 16mth old with us. Surprisingly, I think she enjoyed this part of the trip as much as us though! Many people choose to visit the Cape Winelands as a day trip from Cape Town. We stayed for two nights though and would have happily extended it. It’s a beautiful part of the country with plenty to see and do. If you’re deciding how many nights to do make it at least one.

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    Top 5 things to see and do on North Island, New Zealand

    The North Island of New Zealand is often overshadowed by the South Island. However it’s worth taking some time to explore the North on your trip if you have time. If you find yourself in the North these are my top 5 thing to see and do.   Coromandel Isolated bliss and white sandy beaches await in Coromandel. A short distance from Auckland, the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand’s North Island meets the east Pacific to form the Hauraki Gulf. Rarely visited old time gold-mining towns on the west are contrasted by the hippie feel of the coast. Splitting the two sides, the mountains provide endless options for walking.  Rotorua This…

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    5 must visit wineries in Marlborough, New Zealand

    Marlborough put New Zealand on international wine lists with its Sauvignon Blanc in the 1980s. To this day Marlborough remains the largest wine producing region in the country. The cool, yet sunny climate, low rainfall and fertile soils are ideal conditions to produce this unique wine. There are over 150 wineries in Marlborough now, so make a plan on where to stop ahead. The Marlborough wineries offer a huge range of wines to enjoy including Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir. Our favourite wineries in this wine dense 20,000ha area are below. Your tasting experience and favourites will depend on which grape varieties you like best and where you’re eager to…