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Stellenbosch (part 2) – a kid-free morning

We explored Stellenbosch for the first time in years a few weeks ago, and I decided then to come back with a girl friend and no kids, so I could properly enjoy the gorgeous shops that abound in central Stellenbosch.

First stop was the unique Schoon de Companje, to indulge my new ice cream addiction at fanny Chanel. What started as a bakery, has grown to encompass an enticing array of coffee, wine, cheese, ice cream and other fresh foods. Definitely worth a pop in or a more leisurely meal.

A meander through the shopping district followed. Every block contains something lovely – from architechture and street art, to clothes, jewelry, curios and more.

My favorite of the morning: definitely Lady Peculiar – a store with loads of gorgeous items, including a range of leather handbags that were calling my name. Definitely have my eye on something there – but choosing which one I like best will be tough!

For all the interesting and unusual lunch spots in Stellenbosch, we ended up at the ever-dependable and yummy Ocean Basket – which meant we discovered their fantastic kids play area. Looked really fun for kids, and has glass windows that would allow you to sit inside or out and keep an eye on the kids.

All to soon it was time to return home – the “most unfortunate” traffic meant we sat for an extra hour on the highway with nothing to do except chat without being interrupted by kids. A huge thanks to the hubbies for ably entertaining the little ones so that we could have a really fabulous day out!


The closest thing I have to a muse


Spice Route – gem of the Paarl valley

1 Comment

  1. Gabi Milne

    Was the best day! Reading about it made me experience it twice!

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