All posts tagged: places to see

WIN with Glen Carlou

I recently visited the Glen Carlou wine estate to celebrate their 30th Chardonnay harvest. Having only been established in 1985, their picturesque estate is relatively young among its more time-honoured neighbours, but has managed to make quite a name for itself as one of South Africa’s leading wine producers – currently the proud producers of no less than three vintages – their latest Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2017, their classic Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2015 and, finally, their flagship Glen Carlou Quartz Stone 2014 –and after all that I tasted on my visit, I am excited to see what the new harvest will bring and the magic that will come from it. I must add how I was pleasantly surprised to discover how this spot is filled with awesome things to do, besides trying some of its award –winning wines & learning about the art of wine making. I love food, so indulging in a delicious food & wine paired menu at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, was quite a treat – read more on that HERE. The art …

Cape Point | #thejourney

I woke up on a recent Saturday, with a plan to have breakfast in bed and an overall relaxed day at home doing laundry and enjoying some alone time after a busy week. My plans were quickly replaced with a more appealing offer of trekking up to the Cape Point lighthouse, something I actually hadn’t done yet. Less than an hour later, I was getting into the car with a friend and off we went, with some good music, sunnies and phone batteries charged up to capture it all. The Journey Half of the fun is just getting there.. we talked and shared along the way, @kalonkreature discovered one of my favorite places in the Cape (#simonstown) and met a budding photographer in a police officer too 😅 ..when I woke up that morning, I had no idea my day would turn out like that! #teetheexplorer #tokelotakestotheroad Song: In the Morning by @mreazi 💕 A post shared by Through Shaded Eyes 🇿🇦 (@tokelomotsepe) on Oct 2, 2017 at 2:38pm PDT I find this similar to …

Field of Sunshine | #traveltuesday

Spring in Cape Town usually has me down, with all my friends and family up North (I’m originally from Gauteng) enjoying the wonderful spring weather and me still being stuck in temperamental transitional period that seems to last forever down here. Come the weekend, my social media timelines are often flooded with ‘fun in the sun’ posts sharing people living their best lives, while I’m still drowning in knitwear and rain – though I’m grateful for that last one with the water shortages we’ve been experiencing lately. This passed Sunday was pretty warm out, so some friends and I decided to take a drive out to the Canola fields for some of our own fun in the sun, enjoying a taste of whats to come… whenever those warmer days decide to be more consistent lol. Cape Town’s spectacular flower season sends blankets of blooms across the nature reserves of the Western Cape from August to late September, not just sunshine yellow Canola fields in Botrivier, but all sorts of floral species all across the Western Cape. …

Noetzie Beach

I’m typing this post from the warm and comfortable confines of my bed, with the rain coming down outside. We’re still living in drought conditions here in Cape Town, so trust me when I say I’m more than happy for whatever rain we get [two minute showers in winter are the worst], but I really am starting to miss those hot summer days. I know its really only been a month since my last visit to the beach, but it feels like much longer than that and I fear I may already be suffering from withdrawal symptoms. Noetzie: originally known as Noetziekamma, a Khoisan phrase for ‘dark water’ Noetzie, a place I first heard of through one of my favourite bloggers Aimee Song, when she shared her visit to the a bit about her visit there on her blog here and here. When I looked up the name online, I read hidden beach and old castles and I had to go. Just east of Knysna, it took some patience getting there. It’s off the beaten [tarred] …

Beach Please!

It’s no secret how much I love the ocean, and enjoy finding and exploring new beaches, sundrenched and salty is one of my favourite ways to spend my weekend. A relaxed morning, that starts with a lazy lie-in and slowly becomes a day filled with perfect, sun-soaked moments under clear summer skies. My most recent beach discovery is Beta beach, a small beach nestled in between homes and giant rocks; and what is great is that these rocks create little pools of water that isn’t too cold for one to swim in. The afternoon always seems go by slowly, filled with picking up seashells to add to already my mounting collection, mentally reviewing the week passed and all that lies ahead and dipping in and out of the chilled water, while waiting for the sunset.. boy oh boy do I love a beautiful sunset!   Images by Tegan Smith