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August 2017 Archive (9 posts)

Lunch at The Orchard Farm Stall in Grabouw (2017-03-11) | The plan had originally been for me to have lunch with the girls over at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club in Grabouw. However, that plan was abruptly put paid to on discovery of one lone "beware of snakes" signboard at the country club, meaning that ... (Farm Stalls | Photo Gallery)
Lunch at Antonio's Pizza Place in Gordon's Bay (2017-03-16) | Back in March this year, Jessica and I embarked upon a nice long weekend away to Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay. In fear of the rain spiders that lurk there over this time of year, Chantelle opted not to join us, and so, the day before ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Sand and Waves at Oyster Bay Reserve Beach in Mossel Bay (2017-03-18) | On the outskirts of Mossel Bay, tucked between the residential townships of Dana Bay, Kwa Nonquaba, Pinnacle Point and Heiderand, is the Oyster Bay Reserve, a 330 hectare botanical nature reserve. Established with the intention to conserve, preserve and educate through a variety of community projects, the ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
A Visit to Hartenbos via the Diaz Express from Santos Beach, Mossel Bay (2017-01-02) | At the start of this year, while away for a bit of a break in Gouritz, I took a drive out to Mossel Bay in order to treat the girls with a ride aboard the cute, tourist friendly Diaz Express. In a nutshell, the Diaz Express is ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Things to See in South Africa: Sandboarding on the Atlantis Sand Dunes | It takes about 30 minutes to reach the Atlantis sand dunes, driving north west out of Cape Town's city center. The ever-shifting, up to 35 meters high, sand dunes are an important conservation area, protecting the Atlantis Aquifer which supplies water for the Atlantis area. Sandboarding ... (Travel Attractions)
Things to See in South Africa: Vergenoegd's Duck Squad in Stellenbosch | The Stellenbosch wine estate of Vergenoegd went from being completely unheard of to one of Cape Town's "must visit" attractions in literally the space of a year and a half, and while a lot of this is of course down to some really good marketing, ... (Travel Attractions)
Winding Down the Year in Gouritz (2016-12-30) | Last year the girls and I escaped with Chantelle's folks to Gouritz (better known by its more common Afrikaans name, Gouritsmond) for a couple of days, ending off 2016 and ringing in 2017 with a proper little December Holidays getaway. Gouritz is a small coastal holiday ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Fire Damage, Plankies, and Lunch at 365 Bistro & Simply Coffee in Pringle Bay (2017-02-25) | Earlier this year, the area surrounding Pringle Bay (a small coastal town along the Hangklip Coast, between Betty's Bay and Rooi Els) was ravaged by a massive veld fire. Although fires are commonplace here in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve area, this one was particularly bad thanks to ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Wine Tasting with Art at Saronsberg in Tulbagh (2016-12-11) | Forged in the 2000's and named after the mountain whose western slope is home to many of their vineyards, Tulbagh's award winning Saronsberg, despite the farm itself's deep historic roots, is actually a relatively new wine producer, having only produced its first vintage back in 2004. Saronsberg ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
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