Choose what’s best for the environment

As today, June 5th is World Environment Day I felt compelled to write about how we can live more sustainably each day. Now I know a lot of people will say this is old news, they are already aware; yet I still see plastic everywhere! So here is a reminder of some sustainable alternatives to the things we use every day, ones that I am happy and proud to use.

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Discovering Stellenbosch

Renowned worldwide for its superb wines, a trip to Stellenbosch would not be complete without a tour to some of its 200 wine farms. But wine is not all Stellenbosch has to offer; as the second oldest settlement in South Africa, Stellenbosch also has a long and interesting history. And in recent times Stellenbosch has established itself as one of the leading art destinations in South Africa.

With a variety of tours available, visitors can completely immerse themselves in Stellenbosch’s diverse charms. With full day wine tours, guided hikes, art walks, historical cycling tours and adventure activities, we have a tour to suit everyone!

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Our Top Markets

Root 44

Situated on Route 44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, this market is all about delicious food and drink, live music and family fun. The market is housed in marquees and surrounded by vineyards, there is a wide range of art, craft and homeware stalls. We particularly love the wide range of food and craft beverages here, so find a nice spot on the lawn and eat and drink to your heart’s content.

Root 44 Market, R44 & c/o Annandale Road, Stellenbosch.

Open every Saturday (9am-4pm) and Sunday (10am-4pm), rain or shine.

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

It can be challenging to stay healthy while on vacation. You’re likely adjusting to a new time zone and eating several meals out.

Here are a few tips to make it easier: stay hydrated, choose water over alcoholic drinks, pack your own quality snacks and eat often (to avoid expensive shops and not eat poorly), stretch, eat well, walk or bike more often, eat vitamins, take a good sleep and stay active for a long time.

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