So on our way to McGregor we stopped at Van Loveren for Breakfast. Wow-what a delight. As soon as we sat down, the waiter came with water and doggy biscuits (before even taking our coffee order).
After the delicious breakfast we explored the lovely hiking trails we saw on the brochure when we came in.
The Fish Eagle Hiking trail is a 7,5 km biodiversity trail featuring informative signage. Starting with a lovely walk along the river under the trees for about 2 km you can’t help but to listen to the birds and try and spot as many as possible. According to the informative lady at the front desk, the local bird club visits the area quite often and up to 92 species of birds have been spotted. Unfortunately with Storm’s slipped disc we could not do the whole trail and turned back at 3.5 km, I was a bit disappointing that we could not finish the trail as I would have loved to see the extremely rare rock formation shaped some 1.3 million years ago. We will definitely be back to finish the hike as the views were phenomenal.
Apart from the hiking trail, there is also a mountain bike trail on the farm for the more active family members.
It was a very hot and humid day (very normal for Robertson) and the dogs loved playing in the river, unfortunately, we could not cool off the same way as the dogs so we stayed for a glass of wonderful wine and food pairing. There are so many different pairings to choose from that we went with the Christina Master Tasting and the Lime Stone Chardonnay Platter.
Our plan was to only stay for Breakfast before checking into our accommodation and ended up staying 5 hours. This wine farm comes highly recommended if you are in the area.