Chapter 9 – Delivery of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Chapter 9 – Delivery of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Today we drive out from Johannesburg towards Hartebeespoort Dam via Hekpoort, for our wine delivery to Esther’s Country Restaurant and Lodge. On the way we are paying a visit to the Maropeng Visitor Centre, ca. 35km from Johannesburg. This centre is an award-winning,...
Chapter 8 – Diary of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Chapter 8 – Diary of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Welcome to our next adventure, this time our destination will be Makumu Private Game Lodge in the Klaserie Private Game Reserve. Klaserie is one of the largest private game reserve in South Africa and borders on the Kruger National Park. Fences have been dropped...
Chapter 6 – Diary of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Chapter 6 – Diary of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Leaving Whiteriver and on the way to the scenic Leopard Creek Country Club, which was designed by Gary Player, one of the most famous South African golf-legend. This Golf Club is reserved mainly for members and their guests. Arrangements can be made to play a round of...
Chapter 5 – Diary of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Chapter 5 – Diary of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Today we drive to the Mpumalanga province, the north eastern part of South Africa, also called the Lowveld. The Red ‘53 Pick Up is making a delivery to Oliver’s Restaurant and Lodge, situated 7km north of Whiteriver, 30km from Nelspruit and 400km from Johannesburg....
Chapter 4 – Diary of the Red ’53 Pick Up

Chapter 4 – Diary of the Red ’53 Pick Up

An entire year’s growth and hard work comes down to the grape’s readiness to determine the beginning of the harvest. An instrument called Refractometer, is used to measure sugar levels, named balling. Fred Ruest, the owner of Kyburg Boutique Wines, spends many hours...