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July 2015 Archive (10 posts)

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Things to See in South Africa: Old English Fort and the Cogmanskloof Tunnel to Montagu | The Cogmanskloof Pass connects the towns of Ashton and Montagu. Its entire 6.5 km stretch through a majestic landscape of towering rock formations. Renamed after Cape Colony secretary, John Montagu, the town's original name of Cogmanskloof is where this pass took its name from. The original ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Things to See in South Africa: Montagu Nature Garden (2015-07-08) | One of the things that Jessica and I popped in to take a look at during our enjoyable week long Montagu holiday earlier in the month was the Montagu Nature Garden, a 61 year old indigienous wild flower garden dedicated to plant species representative of ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Birds Paradise in Robertson (2015-07-08) | With Montagu our home for a week, every day was an adventure out and about in the Robertson, Ashton, Barrydaly, Montagu area. Our first real outing was to Birds Paradise, an exotic bird breeding operation in Robertson, one which does so well that they've even ... (Photo Gallery)
Springbok Pie at Platform 62 in Ashton (2015-07-07) | On our way through to Montagu for our little holiday at Rainbow Glen, we drove past an interesting little spot in Ashton, fronted by a rather large and impressive historic steam locomotive! Platform 62 is a tourism centre associated with Route 62, and hosts impressive ... (Photo Gallery)
Rainbow Glen in Montagu (2015-07-07) | We enjoyed one of our first holidays away together as a family (just the four of us) this July, with a four day long adventure in the Montagu area. We were originally booked in to stay at the Montagu Springs resort, but Chantelle got a little ... (Photo Gallery)
Breakfast at Vergelegen Wine Estate (2015-07-06) | Our first day of our official July week of holiday saw Chantelle and I take a day for ourselves, leaving the kids in school while we got to gallivant around. Sure, we did have some great coffee at the Daily Coffee in Somerset West and ... (Photo Gallery)
Visiting Stony Point Penguin Colony with Friends (2015-06-27) | Despite the annual Gordon's Bay "Festival of Lights or "Winter Wonderland" being in full swing, Chantelle and I saw fit to have fun in a different way, by inviting some friends over to our side of the world for a guest house braai instead! First activity ... (Photo Gallery)
Visiting Harold Porter Botanical Garden with Friends (2015-06-27) | The annual Gordon's Bay "Festival of Lights" or "Winter Wonderland" has now come and gone, carnival weekends and all. As it turned out, Chantelle and I didn't really end up spending too much time on it, primarily because we were busy with other things - ... (Photo Gallery)
Jessica's Fourth Birthday Party (2014-11-16) | So somehow we're already in July now. Which of course means that we are hurtling towards the end of the year, which in turn then means that we're hurtling towards Jessica's fifth birthday party this coming November! Which completely reminds me - other than the post ... (Photo Gallery)
Wine Tasting at La Couronne Wine Estate (2015-05-10) | The third stop on our Franschhoek Wine Tram blue line trip (part of our fabulous weekend away in Franschhoek) was the La Couronne Wine Estate. Originally named Champagne Farm and farmed by seven generations of the Le Roux brother, La Couronne is now named after the ... (Photo Gallery)
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