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October 2017 Archive (11 posts)

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Coffee at the Deeghuys Taste Kitchen in Durbanville (2017-08-05) | Back in August the girls and myself found ourselves in the Northern Suburbs, and so decided to check in with my mom and dad and see if they wanted to join us for a stroll around Sonstral Dam. They said yes, we had a lovely ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Pit Stop at Houw Hoek Farm Stall near Grabouw (2017-03-17) | In the middle of Houw Hoek Pass, as you travel between Grabouw and Bot River, you will pass by a very hard to miss white and green building, tucked away in a rocky corner with undoubtedly a lot of cars parked outside. The popular building in ... (Farm Stalls | Photo Gallery)
Poinsettia Dam and Park in Somerset West (2017-08-12) | There are not a lot of freshwater fishing spots in the strictly Somerset West/Strand area. However, out of those few that do exist, without a doubt Poinsettia Dam is by far the most popular one with the locals. (Or at least, that's what it looks like ... (My Life | Travel Attractions)
Tycho to the Moon at the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome in Cape Town (2017-08-20) | The Iziko Museums of Cape Town (Iziko is isiXhosa for "hearth") is an amalgamation of 12 national museums located near the Cape Town city centre. The Natural History sphere consists of the venerable Iziko South African Museum (founded in 1825) and, most pertinent to this ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Lunch at Potbelly Coffee Shop & Bakery in Klapmuts (2017-10-07) | If you have kids and live out in the Helderberg or Stellenbosch area like we do, then undoubtedly you have at some point made the drive and taken them out for a visit to the always interesting Butterfly World. If that's the case, and you travel the ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Wine and Pizza at Simonsvlei in Paarl (2017-10-08) | It's really hard to miss the Simonsvlei as you drive past Paarl on either the N1 or the Old Paarl Road, thanks in part to the gigantic oversized wine bottle statue that towers next to the winery's main premises. Effective, right? Anyway, with its name originating from the ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Beachfront Waffles from the Belgian Waffle House in Strand (2017-05-07) | Going for walks on Strand beach is always nice. If you ask my girls, getting rewarded for a long walk in the sand is even better. Enter the humble Belgian Waffle. Standing on Beach Road, tucked under the 97 on Strand building and sandwiched between an estate ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Water Level of the Berg River Dam in Franschhoek (2017-08-13) | Every time that we enter Franschhoek via Stellenbosch, a large mound/structure off in the distance on the right hand side catches my eye, I mutter to Chantelle, "I wonder what that is?", and then continue to drive on into main road of this wine-soaked, tourist ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Visiting Paardevlei following the Winter Rains in Somerset West (2017-07-16) | Gripped by this unusually long period of drought, I noted that Paardevlei was already bone dry back in April when the girls and I paid a visit to the nearby Cheetah Outreach wildlife sanctuary. (Not that this is all that unusual mind you. The very definition of vlei ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Feathers from the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch in Philadelphia (2017-01-29) | In case you were wondering who holds the current Guinness World Record for being the smallest ostrich in the world, the answer is Tom Thumb, the 127 cm tall, fully grown, adult male African ostrich that finds itself living in Philadelphia, or more accurately on ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
A Morning Drive through Rooi-Els (2017-05-06) | Penguins and Kleinmond were on my agenda with the girls one Saturday back in May, but following the always delightful drive along Clarence Drive (with all of its 77 bends), I decided to first hang a right and slowly cruise through Rooi Els, a little ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
 
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