And whilst savouring good coffee, peace was made with the fact that we soon had to say goodbye, until another time, to this grand wilderness - the Groot Winterhoek.
Satyrium coriifolium is a real late-winter treat in the southwestern Cape of South Africa.
Hiking to snow-capped mountain peaks in the Western Cape of South Africa!
Does it really snow on Table Mountain in Cape Town? Yes! Yes it does!
A young female Klipspringer pauses on the rocky ridge, listening and watching cautiously before bouncing off down the mountainside.
Table Mountain forest scene on a wet and moody day.
A Cape gannet, its piercing blue eyes unmistakable, swoops in, causing a raucous, in some degree of organised chaos.
I followed individuals of the harvesting team around the Muscat vineyard block, adjacent to the historic old Groot Constantia gates, observing just how delicately they handled each bunch...looking for the perfect grapes.
How has the Twelve Apostles range of Table Mountain changed over the past year and a bit since the big fire of October 2017?
As expected the mountain is looking spectacular and a new wave of colour has hit these parts.