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June 2019 Archive (11 posts)

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A Long Weekend in Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay (2018-09-22) | The Heritage Day long weekend last year saw Jessica, Emily and I take a drive up to join Mom and Dad at their holiday house in the Pinnacle Point golf estate just outside Mossel Bay. With Spring now upon us, we were treated to plenty ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Jessica Birthday Fun at Wild Wild West Kids Play Park in Strand (2018-11-11) | Last year Jessica took the option of enjoying a nice big birthday party with her friends and as such, we ended up taking her and a couple of her school pals to the awesome Wild Wild West Kids Play Park out in Strand industria to ... (Kid Activities | Photo Gallery)
Whale Watching from the cliffs of Hermanus (2018-08-25) | As my regular readers would by now very much know, Chantelle absolutely loves whale watching and given our general proximity to South Africa's best land based whale viewing area, i.e. Hermanus, we always tend to make at least one trip each and every Walker Bay ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
The Silverhurst Trail in the Constantia Valley Greenbelt, Cape Town (2018-09-09) | The leafy, affluent suburb of Constantia in Cape Town is blessed with incredibly fertile soil and a lot of precipitation, meaning that greenery and natural beauty abound in every single direction. Towards the east is Constantia Valley, home to a wondrous Greenbelt area that features ... (Photo Gallery | Travel Attractions)
Burgers and Play at Skilpadvlei in Stellenbosch (2018-09-15) | After a morning of strawberry picking at Polkadraai Farm you could of course just grab a simple bite to eat there, but if you want something a little bit nicer (with a 100% more beer), you would do well to quickly nip down the road ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
The Whale Museum in Hermanus (2018-08-25) | The Whale Museum, or more accurately, the Whale House Museum can be located within the historic Fisherman's Village section (right next to De Wet’s Huis Photographic Museum) of the Old Harbour Museum complex in Hermanus. By the early 1990's, whales had become the primary tourist attraction ... (Historic Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Breakfast Snacking at the Schoon Manufactory in Stellenbosch (2018-09-15) | Fritz and Chanelle Schoon's beloved bakery has certainly moved around a bit. Having started out as Oude Bank Bakkerij in Stellenbosch, then reformed as Schoon de Companje, then moved to Somerset West with the opening of Schoon Bright Street Café, and now back in Stellenbosch ... (Food and Drink | Photo Gallery)
Art Deco and Apple Juice at the Elgin Railway Market in Grabouw (2018-07-22) | The Elgin Railway Market is an incredible addition to the Elgin Valley tourism scene. Launched in 2018, the market resides in an old apple packing warehouse (built in the 1940's by Italian prisoners of war and right on the Grabouw train station itself) which has ... (Markets | Photo Gallery)
Fun and Games at the Winter Wonderland Festival in Gordon's Bay (2018-07-08) | Next week Friday (the 14th of June 2019) the ninth edition of Gordon's Bay's very own Winter Wonderland Festival kicks off with its annual evening parade - and this time we even have one of our daughters dancing in it! Started back in 2010 by ... (Family Attractions | Photo Gallery)
The Birds and the Trees of Harry Giddy Park in Mossel Bay (2018-06-29) | Right as you start your entry into Mossel Bay's old CBD, at the very top of Marsh Street on the right is a lush green haven called Harry Giddey Park (or Harry Giddy, the Internet can't quite make up its mind), a public park with ... (Family Attractions | Photo Gallery)
Caravel and Post Office Tree at Bartolomeu Dias Museum in Mossel Bay (2018-06-26) | As one of the larger Western Cape museums in existence today, Mossel Bay's Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex is a treasure trove of local cultural, Portuguese maritime, and natural history. In addition to the outside displays of the famous Post Office Tree, the Ethno-Botanical Garden, the ... (Historic Attractions | Photo Gallery)
 
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