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

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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 →

Waffles and Ice Cream at Ikigai in Swellendam (2021-01-13)

Emily was not exactly thrilled to learn that we would be away on holiday in Swellendam when her 7th birthday rolled in on the 13 January this year. There would of course not have been any birthday party given the… Continue Reading →

Eggs Benedict and Coffee at Famous Bean in Gordon’s Bay (2021-02-15)

Monday saw the girls finally return to Gordon’s Bay Primary School after an INCREDIBLY long December school holiday break thanks to the current Covid-19 pandemic. Of course it is safe to say that we DEFINITELY weren’t the only parents to… Continue Reading →

Spinning Cotton into Clothes with the Barrydale Hand Weavers (2019-07-02)

There aren’t that many commercial hand weaving ventures left in South Africa, but if you ever find yourself in the delightful little town of Barrydale on the border of the Overberg and Klein Karoo regions (and which is known for… Continue Reading →

Coffee and Curios at The Old Jail in Riversdale (2019-07-04)

Continuing our June school holidays adventure, the girls and I moved on from Barrydale, shooting past Algerynskraal, over the Garcia Pass and on to Riversdale, with the final goal being to make it back onto the N2 in order to… Continue Reading →

Koi and Coffee at The Blue Cow in Barrydale (2019-07-02)

For the June school holidays last year we found ourselves spending a bit of time in Barrydale at the relaxing Warmwaterberg Spa setup, and seeing as this is somewhat of a tradition by now, we obviously made time for a… Continue Reading →

Sand and Tea at La Galerie in Pringle Bay (2019-07-13)

So when I took possession of my replacement car, I immediately took it for a spin out along Clarence Drive, dragging Jessica along with me for the ride. One scenic drive followed by a trundle alongside the baboons in Rooi… Continue Reading →

Devouring Cake at Soet Society Cafe in Durbanville (2019-05-11)

I turned 39 this year and decided to celebrate it by taking Chantelle away for the night to the fabulous Darling. Of course, I couldn’t quite leave the girls out of all the fun, and so on the way to… Continue Reading →

Birding on Intaka Island in Century City, Cape Town (2018-11-04)

You will discover Intaka Island about 7 km out from the Cape Town CBD, tucked away behind the tall buildings of Century City and its Canal Walk shopping mall. Built by Century City developer Rabie following an initial project environmental… Continue Reading →

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