An Exploring South African

Things to do in Cape Town, the Helderberg, and the Cape Winelands

Tea and Cake at Devon Valley Hotel in Stellenbosch (2021-05-08)

Chantelle was doing her usual browsing on Facebook when she spotted that Devon Valley Hotel was doing a whole high tea sort of thing as a Mother’s Day special, but more importantly, that they were extending it to the Saturday… Continue Reading →

Walking up Hoy’s Koppie in Hermanus (2021-01-09)

Back in the mid-19th century when Hermanus was still going by its original name of Hermanuspietersfontein, this isolated hill, standing on an otherwise flat plain and rising some 75 metres above sea level, was simply known as “Klip Kop”. However,… Continue Reading →

Overnight Fun at Club Mykonos in Langebaan (2020-09-07)

We have done it a couple of times now, and pandemic or no pandemic, we decided that a drive up to Langebaan to view the Spring flowers in the West Coast National Park should be a perfectly safe outing to… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 18 Staying in Hillcrest and walking about Bankers Hill in San Diego (2019-10-28)

Early morning, and after having enjoyed three glorious days as a tourist in Washington DC, I caught an early morning Southwest flight from Dulles International Airport through to San Diego via Atlanta, for a total flight time of just over… Continue Reading →

Fish and Chips at L’Agulhas Seafoods in L’Agulhas (2021-07-17)

I have to admit, it was pretty disappointing to arrive in Struisbaai and discover that our beloved Struisbaai Sea Shack is no more. Sadly, their lease on the ground had expired, and without an option to renew, they now need… Continue Reading →

Steak and Chips from Jonkershuis Restaurant at Groot Constantia in Cape Town (2021-05-21)

The Touchwork team is pretty small at the moment and COVID of course means that we don’t get to see one another very often at this point in time, so when we do get the opportunity to meet up we… Continue Reading →

USA 2019 – 17 Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC (2019-10-27)

The renowned Smithsonian Institution is the largest museum, education, and research complex in the world, featuring a jaw dropping network of about 23 cultural institutions that run the gamut of museums, galleries and even a zoo. It was now my… Continue Reading →

Scooters along the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town (2020-07-04)

Last year, in a small effort to change our scenery for a bit, Chantelle, the girls and I headed out for a stroll along the fabulous Sea Point Promenade, that lovely 11 km long walk that stretches all the way… Continue Reading →

Helderberg Hospice Open Gardens in Somerset West (2020-10-10)

Honesty, compassion, transparency and an impeccable work ethic, those are the stated values of Helderberg Hospice, probably the most well known of the palliative care service providers around the Helderberg area. Serving an area that includes Gordon’s Bay, Sir Lowry’s… Continue Reading →

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