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

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Watching the Fishermen on the Wall at Hermanus New Harbour (2021-01-09)

As it turns out, Gordon’s Bay isn’t the only small town in the Western Cape blessed with two harbours. If you have ever been to Hermanus then you’ll obviously be well aware of the Old Harbour next to Gearing’s Point,… Continue Reading →

A Stroll around Door de Kraal Dam in Bellville (2021-01-30)

The family and I felt like a bit of a walk about Majik Forest in the Door de Kraal suburb of Bellville the other day, so we hopped into the car and headed out to the Northern Suburbs via the… Continue Reading →

McDonalds at Poinsettia Park in Somerset West (2020-08-22)

I am not fond of McDonalds fast food to say the least. If we absolutely do have to have fast food then the oily (but tasty) mess that is KFC could probably be classified as my favourite fast food option,… Continue Reading →

Fishing and Picnics at Majik Forest in Bellville (2017-12-22)

The Durbanville/Bellville area is home to a couple of nice greenbelt areas, not necessarily as lush green as those found in Constantia and the like, but certainly nice wide open spaces with lots of grass and loads of good picnic… Continue Reading →

Stroking Leather at Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm in Paarl (2017-12-23)

The Cape Winelands is home to a surprisingly large number of animal-based attractions, in other words great news for tourists and dads with kids to entertain like myself. Situated on Babylonstoren Road in Simondium, an area centrally situated between Paarl,… Continue Reading →

A December Holiday in Gouritsmond (2017-12-29)

Last year December saw us enjoy a holiday break in three parts – first Christmas at home, then a splash at Pinnacle Point Estate in Mossel Bay with my folks and my sister’s family, followed by a (because we were… Continue Reading →

Fishing for Lunch at Eikendal in Stellenbosch (2017-08-06)

You could of course travel to Eikendal in Raithby, lying along the R44 snug between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, in order to taste and buy their award winning wines. You could even be heading out that way to stay in… Continue Reading →

Pit Stop at Houw Hoek Farm Stall near Grabouw (2017-03-17)

In the middle of Houw Hoek Pass, as you travel between Grabouw and Bot River, you will pass by a very hard to miss white and green building, tucked away in a rocky corner with undoubtedly a lot of cars… Continue Reading →

Poinsettia Dam and Park in Somerset West (2017-08-12)

There are not a lot of freshwater fishing spots in the strictly Somerset West/Strand area. However, out of those few that do exist, without a doubt Poinsettia Dam is by far the most popular one with the locals. (Or at… Continue Reading →

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