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October 2019 Archive (19 posts)

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Craft Beer, Pizza and Art at The Makers Brew in Barrydale (2019-07-03) | So craft breweries really are popping up everywhere. Of course the village of Barrydale hasn't been spared, but pleasingly the one that they got is a pretty good one. Say hello to the The Maker's Brew. Started by a Capetonian looking for a change of ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Mad as a Hatter at Inspired in Heidelberg (2019-09-30) | Travelling down the N2, it is impossible not to smile when passing the colourful Inspired in Heidelberg, an Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatter themed home decor shop that just screams "stop and see what we stock"! So I finally did. The people at Inspired Creations specialize ... (Photo Gallery | Shopping)
Milktart Munchies at Houw Hoek Farm Stall in Grabouw (2019-09-30) | After a nice long weekend at Pinnacle Point with my two girls, we were on the road back home when we decided to stop and pick up something nice for Chantelle who had stayed home to bake her cakes. So we swung a left at ... (Farm Stalls | Photo Gallery)
Pancake Pitstop at Oppi Plaas Farm Stall in Albertinia (2019-09-30) | Half way between Albertinia and Riversdale, directly on the N2 route, is a hard to miss - thanks to all the rigid flags and energy-drink sponsored advertising boards pointing to it - farm stall which touts its Jakkelsvlei link and almost always looks slightly deserted. ... (Farm Stalls | Photo Gallery)
Vintage Home Decor at Wunderkammer in Philadelphia (2019-05-12) | Chantelle and I decided to drive home via Philadelphia following our mini birthday getaway to Darling. It is the first time that I visited this tiny hamlet of only a handful of homes and businesses, and one of the more interesting finds was the delightfully ... (Photo Gallery | Shopping)
A Stroll through Jan Marais Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch (2019-03-31) | I'm quite fond of the extremely accessible Jan Marais Nature Reserve in Stellenbosch. Situated within the town itself, the park is compact, has well marked out paths, gives gorgeous distant views of the Stellenbosch mountains, and really is a breath of fresh air and tranquility ... (Nature and Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
A Shipwreck Museum in Bredasdorp (2019-03-23) | Bredasdorp is the main economic and service hub of the Overberg region. After a particularly nice coffee stop at Bredasdorp Square (i.e. a bribe), I next dragged Chantelle and the girls off to the most surprising of attractions in this small town - a shipwreck ... (Historic Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Staying at the Darling Lodge Guest House in Darling (2019-05-11) | I celebrated my 39th birthday with a stay in the delightful little West Coast town of Darling, known for its craft beer, toffees, wild flowers, and of course Evita Bezuidenhout. As for our accommodation for the night, we ended up booking with the charming Darling ... (Accommodation | Photo Gallery)
Craft Beer at Triggerfish Brewing in Paardevlei, Somerset West (2019-04-09) | The guys at Triggerfish Brewing started brewing commercially in 2010, making them the second oldest craft brewery still brewing in the greater Cape Town area. That said, they are also so tucked away that unless you know about it, you'll probably never stumble into them ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Huguenot Fine Chocolates and Pizza in Franschhoek (2019-05-18) | Chantelle and I woke up one Saturday and decided that we felt like a drive out to Franschhoek in order to check up on how the Theewaterskloof Dam was doing now that we were finally getting some much needed rain this winter season. (The answer, ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Gordon's Bay Primary School Family Fun Walk (2019-09-14) | This year we were at last able to join in the annual BP/Gordon's Bay Primary School Family Fun Walk fundraiser, something Jessica has been keen to take part in for quite some time now. (Last year she missed out at the last minute, thanks to ... (Family Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Nature Walk around Paardevlei in Somerset West (2019-04-06) | All the newly developed houses, apartment blocks and office spaces are now quickly springing up all around Paardevlei, but pleasingly the nature walk that takes you around the vlei is still open to the public - and if you know about it, then you have ... (Nature and Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Breakfast in Bredasdorp Square (2019-03-23) | I woke up one morning and decided that I wanted to head out to see the Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, and thus the family was bundled into the car and off we went. Of course, L'Agulhas isn't exactly just down the road from Gordon's Bay, and ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Devouring Cake at Soet Society Cafe in Durbanville (2019-05-11) | I turned 39 this year and decided to celebrate it by taking Chantelle away for the night to the fabulous Darling. Of course, I couldn't quite leave the girls out of all the fun, and so on the way to dropping them off with ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Grille Shack at the Pitstop Lodge in Gordon's Bay (2019-03-03) | A super popular new dining spot landed in Gordon's Bay this year (or more accurately, about 5 km outside of Gordon's Bay), and of course, given that this is my home stomping ground after all, a plan was made to go and experience it. Situated ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Smelling the Roses at Chart Farm in Wynberg (2019-03-17) | Understandably, Chantelle was a little miffed that she still hadn't been to visit the charming Chart Farm in Wynberg, despite my blog having already loudly exclaimed what a lovely place to visit it is. Obviously this then needed to be rectified, and seeing as we ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Onion Rings and Fries at Wooden Barrel in Hermanus (2019-08-25) | This year's annual outing to Hermanus in the hopes of spotting some Walker Bay whales was unfortunately a bit of a flop. The day started out promising enough, with blue skies, excited family, and a nice scenic drive out to the area, but that shine ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
December Holiday Family Fun in Mossel Bay (2018-12-29) | So the last term of school has just kicked off, meaning that we are now happily barreling towards the end of the year again. I'm not entirely sure what we'll end up doing for the holidays this time around, but last year certainly saw us ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Walking alongside Dogs at Radloff Park in Somerset West (2019-05-05) | Lying in the Helderberg Basin, surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains, and squeezed in between the Cape Winelands and False Bay, Somerset West is naturally a beautiful space. A great way to get a taste of its natural splendour is by heading over to the ... (Nature and Animal Attractions | Photo Gallery)
   
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