South Africa 2012
October 3rd - 16th, 2012
 



October 13th, 2012

Today is our visit to Table Mountain and talk about perfectly timed – although we had other days to play with – this was the perfect one.

The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company has been providing visitors with a world-class experience since October 4, 1929. The company operates in a National Park and World Heritage site. For more than 80 years, the company has been committed to providing visitors with a memorable experience and delivering outstanding service, while being passionate about preserving our natural environment.  The Cableway aspires to be the best attractions operator in South Africa.

After this incredible visit we were off to Constantia Valley and Cellars-Hohenort…we arrived to be greeted by our guide and taken to the veranda of the hotel where we all enjoyed tea, coffee and fresh scones with cream and jam….what a treat to see these gardens and to have lunch here in the Conservatory Restaurant …it was delightful. Then a visit to a flower market on the way back to the hotel…a perfect ending to the day.

The Cellars-Hohenort rests on the breathtaking slopes of Table Mountain. Located in Constantia, Cape Town, it shares its home with some of South Africa's most historically significant wine estates. Set over nine spectacular acres, The Cellars-Hohenort gardens are widely regarded as one of the finest privately owned gardens in the world.

These exceptional gardens - awarded the prestigious 2010 Relais & Châteaux Garden Award - are the result of Liz McGrath's 20-year vision, which has been realized through hard work, dedication and love.

The Cellars-Hohenort gardens highlight the history and heritage of this spectacular property. Trees, dating back to Simon van der Stel's time, are surrounded by more recent gardens including the unrivaled Cellars-Hohenort rose garden; each designed to showcase the Table Mountain slope they call home.

Throughout the year, The Cellars-Hohenort gardens proffer up a sensational display of the natural world. Here the mood and beauty of the four seasons is uniquely captured, creating seasonally influenced gardens that change from day to day and month to month.

 
 

  • New Eden
  • Kids Garden
  • Plant a Row Grow a Row