• PINOTAGE & BILTONG FESTIVALS TO WOW FANS IN 2017



    PINOTAGE & BILTONG FESTIVALS TO WOW FANS IN 2017 Indulge in two of SA’s favourite delicacies on Saturday, 22  April and Sunday, 23  April 2017 at the  annual Pinotage & Biltong Festival, which takes place at  L’Avenir Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch from 11h00-17h00. A wide range of biltong products from Dad’s Choice Biltong and

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  • Shopping Malls in Cape Town



    Shopping Malls in Cape Town Victoria Wharf Shopping Mall The Victoria Wharf Shopping Mall is situated at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. With the Waterfront having so many activities, shops, restaurants and not to mention spectacular views the mall is situated at one of Cape Town’s busiest centers. The mall is more

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  • Tourist attractions in and around Cape Town



    Tourist attractions in and around Cape Town The easiest way to see the Cape Town tourist attractions in one day is to take the red hop-on / hop-off Sightseeing bus.  The bus stop is in Camps Bay, opposite The Bay Hotel. http://www.citysightseeing.co.za/ Cape Point The trip up to the promontory at Cape Point (by funicular

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  • The Cape Town restaurant nominees for the 2015 Eat Out Awards



    The Cape Town restaurant nominees for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards As always the majority of the nominated restaurants are in the Cape.  My favourite and winner of last year’s award is The Test Kitchen.  A word of advice: book in advance…. Born appetite! Camphors at Vergelegen Chefs Warehouse & Canteen Foliage Greenhouse

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  • Cape Town restaurants specials 2015



    It is that time of the year again… It is cold and raining and nobody wants to go out. But hey, most of the Cape Town restaurants are offering great specials over these cold and wet months. I will definitely be having the Cafe Caprice special in Camps Bay, as it is walking distance from

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  • 2014 Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards



    The Top ten restaurants in South Africa for 2014: The Test Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town Five Hundred in Johannesburg The Tasting Room in Franschhoek Restaurant Mosaic in Pretoria Jordan in Stellenbosch Overture in Stellenbosch Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch DW Eleven – 13 in Johannesburg The Restaurant at Newton Johnson in the Hemel -en-Aarde Valley Terroir

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  • Supermoon tomorrow, the closest, brightest supermoon of 2014.



    Tomorrow will be a supermoon. It will be the closest, brightest supermoon of 2014. “A supermoon is a full moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, resulting in the largest apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth”. – Wikipedia The supermoon used to be called perigean new

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  • Wine tasting with Goblets & Gourmets at Hartenberg Wine Estate



    On Tuesday evening, Cobie and Bjorn invited us to Goblets & Gourmets at Hartenberg Wine Estate www.hartenbergestate.com in Stellenbosch. Goblets & Gourmets is part of a wine club that meets once a month for a wine tasting and a three course meal. We received a glass of Riesling 2011 on arrival. I am not a

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  • Touristy day in Cape Town



    On Sunday morning we took the MyCiti bus from Camps Bay to Kloof Street in Cape Town. We wandered through the gardens of the Mount Nelson Hotel and then down the company gardens to the National Gallery and popped in to browse the George Hallett exhibition – A Nomad’s Harvest. www.iziko.org.za We ambled up the

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  • Cycling to McGregor



    Last weekend we decided to cycle from Worcester to McGregor.  The plan was to leave the car and cycle to McGregor, sleep over for the evening and cycle back the next morning.  Luckily our friend, Michel decided to join us and drove the car to McGregor and therefore we didn’t need to cycle back.  Cycling

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