Today I had a work appointment in Stellenbosch and it is a good hours drive from where I live in Philadelphia (Cape Town, SA…..) I always love the drive because I take all the back roads through farms, wheat fields and vineyards.

Imagine if your back garden was a wheat field or a vineyard…….. enjoy!

From the fields in Philadelphia….

To the wine farms of Stellenbosch

The drive takes me through the dairy farms and the wheat fields of the Swartland to the beautiful and famous wine farms of the Stellenbosch area – names like Simonsig, Nooitgedagt and Kanu are all well known wines we enjoy here and, I am sure, overseas too. And they are all along the way.

The grasses along the road are fabulous

Some more along the way…

Then comes the natural flora of the area

Natures own garden along the roadside – lovely!

The signs of human life – fruit orchards in bloom

Travelling towards Helshoogte in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch – Cape Town

The beautiful views of vineyards are everywhere!

Tranquil settings

Famous wine farms – Zorgvliet

On the way to Hillcrest Berry Orchards

My final destination – Hillcrest

Lunch on the terrace and this is the view!

What beautiful places to explore and enjoy. We are so fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the world! Glad I can share this with you!

Happy Gardening xxx