I don't think the original owners would have thought that it would turn out like this today.
This is a historical wine farm in the Western Cape Province of South Africa that was started in 1682, by the early settlers in the country.
In the early days after the settlers landed in a colony in Cape Town, one of the bigwigs in the government sent scouts out to explore further inland.
Now South Africa is a very big country and you can imagine guys on horseback going about in the wilderness to look at the land. Of course there were also warring tribes about and it could certainly not have been a pleasant experience, but the scouts brought back reports of heaven on earth, due to the lush growth, rivers and mountains that they saw.
It is with this in mind when we go out to explore in our little car.
This is the Blaauwklippen wine estate and it is a beautiful farm kept in pristine condition.
You can see and read more about this historic farm in the link below;
Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest wine farms in Stellenbosch, celebrating 340 years of heritage in 2022. Shaped by centuries of heart and soul, people remain at the heart of our living legacy that we share in abundance with contemporary design and artisanal flair.
So come and let me take you around with my camera.
This was also where I found these trees below that I posted previously on my blog.
And finally we were on our way again.
So, for those of you that travel to South Africa, make sure that you visit the wine estates in the Western Cape for a pleasant experience. To sit with a top class meal and a prestigious bottle of wine in the cloud of witnesses that worked and passed through these farms over the centuries, is a wonderful experience. One gets that awesome salient experience strolling around in the lee of the imposing mountains and looking at the beauty in the surrounds. Love for the land is displayed in neat and orderly rows in the vineyards and everywhere else.
I think that this is one thing that mankind got right, as we are supposed to be managers and not destroyers of the earth.
It was great to walk around here in the crisp and fresh mountain air and one gets that heavenly feeling.
And That's All Friends.
Photos by Zac Smith-All Right Reserved.
Camera: Canon Powershot SX70HS Bridge camera.
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