Mandy Swart’s favourite places and things to do
“There are amazing wineries – Raka, Sir Robert Stanford, Walkerbay Vineyards, Stanford Hills, Boschrivier – just on our doorstep,” says Swart.
“This is the place with the most dramatic and special sunsets ever. You are guaranteed to have an amazing sunset with the backdrop of the Overberg mountain range, and some days when it’s clear you can even see Cape Point.”
“Kleinriver Cheese Farm makes great quality artisanal cheeses – Danbo, Leyden, Colby, smoked Stanford and Gruberg. It has a petting farm with goats and donkeys that can be fed with buckets of food sold at the shop, and you can order a picnic to enjoy next to the river. 028 341 0693
“This will get your adrenaline pumping. It’s great fun that will stay with you for a long time. Die Plaat has the most amazing dunes, and when you get down to the hard sand it’s exhilarating to go for a long cycle next to the crashing waves.” 087 725 2097