Stop off at the right places and you could feel as if you’ve had a break. I stopped at the following places in my neighbourhood and enjoyed the experiences – #likeatourist.
- Houw Hoek Farm Stall – always great for having a look around in this Bot River shop. Can’t get enough of the thick gooseberry jams, best-ever sausage rolls and variety of local wines. Don’t forget to ask Bennie for wine recommendations. Also saw this farm stall now stocks very sexy Sexy Socks.
- Blue Jupiter Cafe, Kleinmond. Nothing like exploring the coffees of a new coffee shop and hanging with locals. Morning americano was just the way I like it – strong. Easy parking on main road also helped.
- Benguela Cove. Approaching Hermanus from Cape Town’s side, Benguela Cove has big notice boards encouraging travelers to stop for a wine and cheese tasting. I did and was not disappointed with their Chardonnay (and free wifi).
- Ability House in Hawston. A happy, creative place where persons with disabilities produce crafts. The piggy bank is a great gift – also for myself to encourage saving. I still need a BIG holiday!
- Shop-Shop. Hermanus Wine Village at the Hemel-en-Aarde turn-off offers daily wine and gin tastings. 7 days a week. If in doubt, taste some wine. This might encourage a further trip to adjacent Hermanus Wine Route.
There it is. Five quick pit stops around Hermanus to make me feel like a tourist. #TourismForAll