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

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Pizza and Baboons at Something Els in Rooi Els (2020-11-08)

Last month Chantelle and her The Helderberg Cake Company venture had as her last bake for the weekend a Sunday delivery out in Betty’s Bay, and so to combine wanting to get out of the house and grabbing a spot… Continue Reading →

Traipsing about Rooi-Els Nature Reserve (2019-01-19)

At the start of last year I managed the unusual in that on a rare weekend morning without Helderberg Cake Company orders to fulfill, I got Chantelle to agree to come out for a nature walk with me and the… Continue Reading →

Penguins and a Beach in Betty’s Bay (2019-03-16)

Who doesn’t love watching pengweenis waddle around, cool off with a dip in the sea, and occasionally bray like donkeys? In terms of African penguin colonies in the world, there aren’t exactly many of them, but as luck would have… Continue Reading →

Stony Point Penguins in Betty’s Bay (2017-05-06)

There are only a few land-based African Penguin colonies in the world, with South Africa lucky enough to be home to two of these – the first being the famous (and tourist popular) Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town, and the second,… Continue Reading →

Visiting the Stony Point Penguin and Seabird Breeding Colony in Betty’s Bay (2016-05-28)

Since the kids, Chantelle and I have probably visited the world class African Penguin breeding colony at the Stony Point Nature Reserve in Betty’s Bay on average at least once a year, purely because it’s a works so well as… Continue Reading →

Visiting Stony Point Penguin Colony with Friends (2015-06-27)

Despite the annual Gordon’s Bay “Festival of Lights or “Winter Wonderland” being in full swing, Chantelle and I saw fit to have fun in a different way, by inviting some friends over to our side of the world for a… Continue Reading →

Visiting Harold Porter Botanical Garden with Friends (2015-06-27)

The annual Gordon’s Bay “Festival of Lights” or “Winter Wonderland” has now come and gone, carnival weekends and all. As it turned out, Chantelle and I didn’t really end up spending too much time on it, primarily because we were… Continue Reading →

Lunch at the Red Disa in the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens, Betty’s Bay (2015-05-03)

Back in early May, Chantelle and I took the kids out for a day, heading down the beautiful Clarence Drive to go and see the always cute penguin colony at Stony Point in Betty’s Bay. For lunch we stumbled across… Continue Reading →

Things to See in South Africa: Stony Point Penguin Colony in Betty’s Bay (2015-05-03)

The African penguin is a species of penguin, confined to southern African waters. It is also widely known as the “jackass” penguin for its donkey-like bray, although several related species of South American penguins produce the same sound. There are… Continue Reading →

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