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Tractors and picnics at Solms-Delta

Tractors and picnics
We tagged along with a Irene and a small cluster of friends to Solms-Delta for a picnic along the river. At arrival we first took time to enjoy the wine tasting and then boarded this small tractor for a trip among the vines to the picnic spot on the banks of a little river.

The picnic cost R135 per person and came neatly packed in a cane basket with bottles of wine and water. The day was hot. The wind was cool. The food was good. In conclusion - we had an awesome time devouring the food, lying under the trees, dipping into the river, and playing a round or two of cricket.

The picnic at Solms-Delta comes well recommended!

West Coast water

Deutz-Fahn Tractor
Our West Coast isn't as fortunate as the rest of the Western Cape in that it doesn't have a great deal of surface water and most of the water used for agriculture has to be sucked up from deep below the earth.

In stark contradiction to the area's agricultural strength, the West Coast fishing industry booms with the seas along this stretch of coast teeming with Snoek, Cape Lobster, abalone, calamari, octopus, oysters, mussels and more.

If you like areas with hot and dry weather, plenty of fish, and a relatively low number of people per square kilometer - then our West Coast certainly is the place for you! If not, try the East Coast garden route. :)