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February 2019 Archive (26 posts)

Ending a Touchwork year at Groot Constantia and Pastis, Cape Town (2018-12-11) | Following the last year-end function at Monkey Valley in Noordhoek, 2018's Touchwork/Hypenica year-end function moved a little closer to home with a delightful session of wine tasting at the granddaddy of Cape wine estates, Groot Constantia, followed by a delectable French-themed lunch at nearby Pastis ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
The Farmers Kitchen at the Mooiberge Farm Stall in Stellenbosch (2018-12-12) | The Zetler owned Mooiberge strawberry farm and farm stall is impossible to miss, thanks to its plethora of brightly hued scarecrows that proudly stand tall all scattered about the strawberry fields. The farm stall with its strawberry liqueur and strawberry picking activities already makes for ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Surfers and Breakfast at Delfino's Restaurant in Mossel Bay (2019-01-07) | We ended off the last December holidays (which were really more January holidays than anything else) by dragging Mom and Dad with us for a goodbye breakfast at Delfino's, the popular beach-facing restaurant at the Point in Mossel Bay. I hadn't been there in years, and ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Drive up Signal Hill, Cape Town (2018-11-17) | While the Noon Gun still merrily continues its daily midday pigeon onslaught from the slopes of Signal Hill, the signal flags from which this Cape Town landmark derives its name have long since left, leaving behind the perfect viewpoint for those of us who don't ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Badges for the African Agri Indaba at the CTICC 2 in Cape Town (2018-11-27) | Last year November saw the realization of yet another successful African Agri Indaba and Agri Trade Congress Africa summit, and as is now the norm, the RegNow (a sister company of Touchwork) Kinetica platform was roped in to handle the registration and badge printing operations. ... (Events | Photo Gallery)
Visiting the new BASH at Louisenhof Estate in Stellenbosch (2018-09-02) | While the original Rosendal (Durbanville) BASH branch continues to fire on all cylinders, the delightful Paarl BASH kids venue unfortunately didn't quite work out. No worries though - nothing that a quick relocate to the lush Louisenhof Wines estate in Stellenbosch can't solve! So all ... (Kid Activities | Photo Gallery)
Milkshakes, Nutella and Breakfast at Koffi Terapi in Durbanville (2018-09-01) | Our plan was to visit the small Durbanville nature reserve by the race course and then eat breakfast at Evertsdal Opstal fell apart when on arrival both locations were closed for business. So instead we drove around Durbanville and spotted what looked to be a ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Tweety Bird Amber Ale at Rojaal in Grabouw (2018-11-10) | If you are looking for a hidden gem, then take a side road off the N2 and seek out Rojaal, the wonderfully eclectic Grabouw restaurant housed in an old flower-packing shed. Meaning 'Abundance' in Afrikaans, Rojaal overlooks one of the many valleys in the fruit ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Celebratory Dessert at Postcard Cafe in Stellenbosch (2018-11-07) | We celebrated last year's wedding anniversary with some delectable lunch at Sweetwell, just outside Stellenbosch. For dessert, we took a drive through the town and headed out towards Jonkershoek, making our way to the tucked away gem of Postcard Cafe, the small bistro/restaurant situated on ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Emily Turns 4 Birthday Party at Country Mews (2018-01-20) | Oh dear, Emily's 5th birthday has come and gone already this year, and I have to admit, we kind of didn't get around to hosting a party for her. We did take her out to Spur on her actual birthday, and Chantelle's folks treated her ... (Photo Gallery)
Coffee and Sandwiches at Groves Cafe in Hermanus (2018-08-25) | After a day spent bay hopping around Hermanus to watch the whales frolic and play, as well a stint in a museum or two, we rounded off our Overstrand visit with a cup of cofee and something light to eat at Groves Cafe. Situated in the ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Celebrating with Eisbein at Sweetwell in Stellenbosch (2018-11-07) | Chantelle and I celebrated last year's wedding anniversary with a day spent out and about in Stellenbosch. For lunch we opted to duck into the excellent Sweetwell farm butchery and restaurant. Situated on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West, Sweetwell itself is an absolute delight. ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Capsule Reviews: Games (Grand Theft Auto V, Cities: Skylines) | It has been quite some time since I've last done this, but what can I say, I've been playing a LOT of games over the last while. Grand Theft Auto V (2014) When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves ... (Games | My Reviews)
When Will I be Load Shed with EskomSePush | The slickest, easiest way to currently get the answer to when will you be load shed on a particular day is by downloading the quite frankly well written local load shedding schedule app, EskomSePush. (We will all agree to look past the juvenile joke name, ... (Software & Sites)
Shopping at the Lindt Chocolate Studio in Cape Town (2019-01-09) | Did you know that the Lindt chocolate classes hosted in Cape Town and Johannesburg were a first for Lindt worldwide? It is something that Chantelle has always been keen to do at some point in time, and now that we've actually stumbled upon the Lindt ... (Photo Gallery | Shopping)
A December Holiday in Pinnacle Point Mossel Bay (2017-12-26) | Last year we spent some holiday time up with the family at Pinnacle Point Estate in Mossel Bay. Two years ago we did the same (though on a slightly shorter scale because we also spent some time in Gouritsmond). Two years ago the holiday was filled ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
The De Wet's Huis Photo Museum in Hermanus (2018-08-25) | Hermanus, or Hermanuspietersfontein as it was known before the postmaster shortened the name to make it more practical, is of course an exceptionally popular South African coastal town that is a must for whale watchers, beach lovers, and people who want to escape to the ... (Historic Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Memorials, Trees and a Chapel at The Old Fort in Durban (2018-02-07) | Durban's Old Fort (just next to Kingsmead Stadium) has had a long history tied to military action - the site having been first established as a military camp by the British back in May 1842, when 237 men of the 27th Regiment and Royal Artillery ... (Historic Attractions | Photo Gallery)
All Aboard The Blue Train Park in Mouille Point (2017-11-18) | December 1956 saw the opening of the Blue Train in Mouille Point, and 60+ years later, the old girl is still running strong, now the last surviving South African beachfront miniature railway attraction still in action. With the gorgeous Cape Town backdrop of Lion's Head, Signal ... (Kid Activities | Photo Gallery)
Making Our Way up Tygerberg Hill in the Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Bellville (2018-05-06) | If you feel like a good walk but don't necessarily feel like tackling a proper mountain, you could always opt for the Tygerberg Nature Reserve, i.e. head out for a walk up Tygerberg Hills. The nature reserve itself is 300 hectare in size and is situated ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
A City within a City at MiniTown in Durban (2018-02-07) | Small buildings, check. Small boats, check. Small cars, check. Small planes, check. Small trains, check. Big smiles, check. Yup, we're definitely in MiniTown, the smallest city within the city. Amazingly, this miniature marvel (situated right on the beachfront) has been operating in the city of Durban ... (Kid Activities | Photo Gallery)
Succulents and Cake at Fiore Garden Centre and Coffee Shop in Somerset West (2018-04-21) | Originally setup in Bot River, the family owned business of Fiore Garden Centre (and coffee shop) has since opened up branches in both Somerset West and Greyton. Situated in the leafy suburb of Audas Estate, the Somerset West branch is a wonderfully tranquil space, with the ... (Photo Gallery | Restaurants)
Indigo the Octopus at The Shark Lab in Mossel Bay (2018-03-17) | If you are looking to swim with sharks but without say the danger aspect, then The Shark Lab at The Point in Mossel Bay has the perfect solution for you - a swim in their pool with a couple of friendly smooth-hound sharks. Situated directly atop ... (Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Kids at Play at Da Playhouse in Mossel Bay (2018-03-17) | If you have small kids and are looking to get out of the house with them on a rainy day in Mossel Bay, then you might be interested to hear of the existence of Da Playhouse, a small indoor kids play area tucked away under ... (Kid Activities | Photo Gallery)
A Lion Cake at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town (2018-06-02) | Last year the animal welfare organisation Four Paws teamed up with South African Wildlife Project's Elda Thomas and big name baker Dot Klerck to ignite the launch for their latest SA lions canned hunting awareness campaign #RiseUpAndRoar. The result? A giant lion cake which popped ... (Events | Photo Gallery)
 
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