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

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Burgers at The Orchard in Grabouw (2021-01-03)

Having spent the whole morning at Adene’s Farm Flowers out in Wolseley, we took a leisurely long scenic drive back home, heading through Villiersdorp with an eye on eventually grabbing lunch from The Hickory Shack, a particularly excellent smokehouse on… Continue Reading →

Milktart Munchies at Houw Hoek Farm Stall in Grabouw (2019-09-30)

After a nice long weekend at Pinnacle Point with my two girls, we were on the road back home when we decided to stop and pick up something nice for Chantelle who had stayed home to bake her cakes. So… Continue Reading →

Steam Train at the Elgin Railway Market in Grabouw (2018-12-16)

An excellent addition to the Grabouw/Elgin Valley tourism scene is without a doubt the fantastic Elgin Railway Market. Residing in an old apple packing warehouse right on the Elgin train station, this Art Deco/Art Noveau styled market is an absolute must visit… Continue Reading →

Steam Trains at the Elgin Railway Market in Grabouw (2018-08-11)

I have mentioned the wonderful Elgin Railway Market in these pages before, but a visit to this fantastic market with its breathtaking 1920s Art Deco inspired styling is even better if you manage to come through on a day that… Continue Reading →

Art Deco and Apple Juice at the Elgin Railway Market in Grabouw (2018-07-22)

The Elgin Railway Market is an incredible addition to the Elgin Valley tourism scene. Launched in 2018, the market resides in an old apple packing warehouse (built in the 1940’s by Italian prisoners of war and right on the Grabouw… Continue Reading →

Tweety Bird Amber Ale at Rojaal in Grabouw (2018-11-10)

If you are looking for a hidden gem, then take a side road off the N2 and seek out Rojaal, the wonderfully eclectic Grabouw restaurant housed in an old flower-packing shed. Meaning ‘Abundance’ in Afrikaans, Rojaal overlooks one of the… Continue Reading →

Pulled Pork and Brisket from the Hickory Shack outside Grabouw (2018-04-15)

I might have mentioned in passing that we had roped in Chantelle’s folks to head out to the Hickory Shack for lunch with us one April Sunday afternoon (Monty was super keen on giving this place a go), but up until… Continue Reading →

Books and Soft Serve Ice Cream at Peregrine Farm Stall in Grabouw (2018-04-15)

In April we invited Chantelle’s folks to come out and lunch with us at the Hickory Shack outside Grabouw. Lunch was as always brilliant, but for dessert I suggested that we take the kids down the road to Peregrine Farm… 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 →

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