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

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Sauvignon Blanc, Horses and Lunch at Avontuur in Stellenbosch (2021-03-21)

With the girls enjoying some time away with their grandparents, Chantelle and I turned our attention to sourcing a nice (if a tad late) Sunday lunch. While our first two choices of destination didn’t pan out due to capacity (obviously… Continue Reading →

Birthday Walk, Waffles and a Picnic in the Nature Reserve (2020-11-14)

Last year was of course horrible for the vast majority of people all around the world, thanks to the ongoing COVID pandemic, and obviously this includes the children as well, with disruptions in schooling, the taking away of physical contact… Continue Reading →

Pirate Adventure Golf at Benguela Cove outside Hermanus (2021-01-09)

After a lovely morning spent out and about exploring in Hermanus with Jessica, Emily and their friend Cara, I decided to throw in a little surprise for the three of them on the way back to Gordon’s Bay by first… Continue Reading →

Staying and Splashing at Aan De Heuvel in Swellendam (2021-01-11)

The ongoing COVID pandemic is of course playing havoc with holiday planning and really any sort of rest and relaxation time away from home, but Chantelle, the girls, and I did at least manage to slip away for a bit… Continue Reading →

Bagel Breakfast at Legacy Cafe in Somerset West (2021-04-21)

Earlier I had the unenviable task of getting six of our car tyres replaced (because we are really, really bad at keeping up with having them rotated every now and then). Super expensive exercise yes, but not all that bothersome… Continue Reading →

Walking from Meulwater Botanical Garden up to Paarl Rock (2021-03-13)

If you take a peek at my Instagram you will notice that the girls and I are doing a fair bit of walking about in nature this year, primarily because Emily is now a little bit older and thus a… Continue Reading →

False Bay views from Steenbras Water Treatment Plant Lookout Point in Gordon’s Bay (2021-04-10)

Situated on the opposite side of False Bay, finding Gordon’s Bay when travelling from Cape Town is easy enough thanks to the giant white ‘GB’ anchor and letters symbol emblazoned on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland Mountains that form… Continue Reading →

Golden Syrup and Ice Cream at La Galerie in Pringle Bay (2021-03-06)

Having just completed a day of marching about Betty’s Bay, a day that had seen us strolling along the coastal walk, communicating with the penguins at Stony Point, and striving to see the waterfalls of the Harold Porter Botanical Garden,… Continue Reading →

Snacking from Cooked at the V&A Waterfront Watershed in Cape Town (2021-03-22)

Having just completed roaming through the blue tinged halls of the excellent Two Oceans Aquarium, Chantelle and her folks decided that it was now time to grab a seat, rest their feet, and nibble on something delicious. Now obviously the… Continue Reading →

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