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November 2017 Archive (22 posts)

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USA 2016 - 05 Disneyland Park - Frontierland (2016-07-13) | Moving on from the small kid orientated lands of Fantasyland and Mickey's Toontown, I next found myself wandering into Frontierland, another of Disneyland's famous eight themed lands, this one styled to match the aesthetic of the 19th century American Wild West. Conceived by Walt Disney as ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Mozart Cake and Memorabilia at Nibbles Bistro in Sedgefield (2017-07-11) | Seeing as we had happily been spending the day driving around, spotting mosaics and exploring the lovely little Sedgefield on the final leg of our June Holidays road trip, I decided that a suitable reward (in terms of cake and refreshments) was now very much ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Sand and Boulders on Llandudno Beach in Cape Town (2017-06-24) | Just outside of Hout Bay and on the way to Camps Bay lies Llandudno (named after the Welsh town with a very similar look), an extremely upmarket, small and particularly picturesque residential suburb of Cape Town. Despite their well to do status, Llandudno residents strive to maintain ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Jam and Scones at Hillcrest Berry Orchards in the Banhoek Valley (2017-04-22) | It is nowadays quite impossible for me to travel the road from Stellenbosch, past Pniel and on towards Franschhoek without it being requested that I stop for scones and cream at Hillcrest Berry Orchards by young Jessica. (Not that I mind though - a visit to ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
USA 2016 - 04 Disneyland Park - Mickey's Toontown (2016-07-13) | So having now ambled through Main Street U.S.A. and then wandered about the whimsical Fantasyland, I continued my Disneyland day by stepping through under a bridge and dropping straight into a place right out of Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Mickey's Toontown is another of Disneyland's themed lands ... (My Life | Travel Attractions)
A Bite to Eat at A Taste of Africa in Colchester (2017-07-07) | After a long morning spent game watching (after having enjoyed our night spent in the Addo Elephant Park as part of our June Holidays 2007 road trip), we were now about to embark on the drive down the road to Port Elizabeth, where we would ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Burgers and Milkshakes at Diesel & Creme in Barrydale (2017-07-03) | It seems weird to say, but finding a place to stop for a bite to eat in Barrydale (as you move between the Overberg and Klein Karoo) is actually harder than what it should be - primarily because there are nowadays so many interesting places to choose ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
The Lions of Rhodes Memorial in Cape Town (2017-06-24) | I've written about the Rhodes Memorial on these pages before,  and earlier in June I took my two girls up the slopes of Devil's Peak to go and see this unique, classically inspired memorial to the English-born South African politician Cecil John Rhodes. Firstly, if you have never ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Joggers and Birthday Parties at the Jack Muller Danie Uys Park in Bellville (2017-10-28) | Around 2013 the City of Cape Town embarked on an ambitious project to upgrade its aging district parks, with the goal of developing world class, public open spaces of which the local communities could be proud of. One of these spaces that saw (and is seeing) ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Donut World Doughnuts at Dolphin Beach in Jeffrey's Bay (2017-07-10) | Having now completed the Oudtshoorn, Addo and Port Elizabeth legs of our June Holidays Road Trip, we were driving through the Eastern Cape down along the coast (via the N2) towards the Garden Route, to spend a couple of nights in Sedgefield as the final ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Springbok and a round of Golf at the Mossel Bay Golf Club (2017-03-19) | Back in March, Jessica and I spent a long weekend away with my folks up at Pinnacle Point Estate in Mossel Bay. Unbeknownst to me, my dad packed in my golf clubs (and by "my golf clubs" I mean a bag filled with clubs donated ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
USA 2016 - 03 Disneyland Park - Fantasyland (2016-07-13) | Having now gotten over the initial incredulous feeling of "Oh wow, I'm in the actual Disneyland!" while moving through Main Street, U.S.A., I crossed over the bridge, marveled at the effective forced perspective trick, and then entered through the gates of Sleeping Beauty Castle, thereby ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Dassies at the Cape St. Blaize Cave at The Point in Mossel Bay (2017-03-18) | When it is whale watching season in Mossel Bay, a drive to The Point followed by a short stroll up to the Cape St. Blaize Cave viewing platform can quite often result in some good shore-based whale watching moments. (I known, because we've seen some great ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
USA 2016 - 02 Disneyland Park - Main Street, U.S.A. (2016-07-13) | Having arrived in Anaheim a day before the NACUFS expo was due to kick off, I did what any first time visitor to the United States of America who finds themselves in Anaheim, California does - I immediately purchased a (VERY expensive) ticket to the ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
The Cold, Fossilized Sand Dunes of Myoli Beach in Sedgefield (2017-07-11) | The final leg of our June Holidays road trip saw us spend two evenings in Sedgefield, a particularly favourite spot of mine seeing as I had spent countless school holidays there with my grandparents as a small kid. As it so happens, the small town of ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Exploring the Food Garden of Babylonstoren in Simondium (2017-02-04) | Dating back to 1692 and boasting one of the best preserved farmyards the Cape, the historic Babylonstoren stands as one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms currently accessible in the Cape Winelands. As a thriving hub of commercial activity these days, Babylonstoren (situated in Simondium - just ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Weekend Away at Pinnacle Point in Mossel Bay (2017-03-17) | This year was a lot different than last year for me in that 2016 was dominated by going away at least once a month for some sort of weekend getaway, whilst 2017 saw that flipped on its head and instead everything was concentrated into a ... (Accommodation | Photo Gallery)
Ducks, Doughnuts and Croissants at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch (2017-09-16) | On a day that would go on to include falcon and owl watching at Eagle Encounters, admiring art installations at Spier, browsing through antiques at the Stellenbosch Toy Museum, building pizzas at Weltevreden's The Carnival and lastly a visit with my folks in Bellville, the ... (Markets | Photo Gallery)
Kids at Play at The Carnival on Weltevreden Estate in Stellenbosch (2017-09-16) | I've showcased the fantastic kid friendly The Carnival (at Weltevreden Estate) more than once on my blog before, but seeing as the girls and I visited there recently on one of our weekly weekend adventures again, I thought it worth the while to post this ... (Kid Activities | Photo Gallery)
Model Trains and Old Dolls at the Toy and Miniature Museum in Stellenbosch (2017-09-16) | Tucked in among all the old period buildings that form the backbone of the Stellenbosch Museum complex is a rather fascinating little find - hidden around a corner and housed in a beautiful classic Cape Dutch style home is the Stellenbosch Toy and Miniature Museum, home to ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Kids at Play at Eaglevlei in Stellenbosch (2017-10-07) | I've mentioned Eaglevlei before, but it is worth iterating again - if you have small kids with a lot of energy and the weather isn't all that fantastic outside (or you just want to treat them for a bit), then a play session in this ... (Kid Activities | Photo Gallery)
Celebrating a Birthday at Food Jams in Woodstock (2017-09-23) | We had such a blast celebrating the birthday of Michelle (one of Chantelle's oldest friends) a couple of weeks ago, with the big birthday bash taking place at the very aptly named, nondescript Food Jams base in Woodstock, Cape Town. Operating in some form or the other ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
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