Our week in the Winelands is almost at an end, and we fly back to the UK tomorrow evening. I hope that my brief travelogues will be of value to those of you planning to attend MEI Conferences in Cape Town, and who are thinking of staying on in the Cape after the events. The Winelands are truly spectacular, and are less than an hour from the city by car. This week we have been based in the Manor House at the excellent Diemersfontein Wine Estate in Wellington, an ideal location for exploring the Paarl and Stellenbosch wine routes.
This morning we called in at Boschendal, probably the Cape's most visited wine estate, situated halfway between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Founded in 1685, its huge gardens, wine tasting under the oak trees, and spectacular setting makes it a magnet for the tour buses from Cape Town.