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

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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 →

Klein Karoo Fynbos at Badensfontein in Montagu (2020-10-25)

Clearly last year with the deadly Covid-19 pandemic raging across the globe was not the year to do much going away in. In fact, with the various rules, regulations and lockdowns in place, nipping out for a holiday was not… Continue Reading →

Back behind the Keyboard

It had to happen eventually I suppose. Monday rolled in, I pulled up my chair, dusted off the laptop, cracked my knuckles, and dove straight into my inbox. Hey, holidays don’t last forever you know. That said, I can’t say… Continue Reading →

A Visit to Hartenbos via the Diaz Express from Santos Beach, Mossel Bay (2017-01-02)

At the start of this year, while away for a bit of a break in Gouritz, I took a drive out to Mossel Bay in order to treat the girls with a ride aboard the cute, tourist friendly Diaz Express. In… Continue Reading →

Winding Down the Year in Gouritz (2016-12-30)

Last year the girls and I escaped with Chantelle’s folks to Gouritz (better known by its more common Afrikaans name, Gouritsmond) for a couple of days, ending off 2016 and ringing in 2017 with a proper little December Holidays getaway…. Continue Reading →

Our Upcoming June 2017 Family Holiday

In just ten or so days’ time, Chantelle and I will be packing our bags, bundling the girls into the car, and fumbling to find a radio station that both of us can agree on, all so that we can… Continue Reading →

Milktart Pancakes at Koffie Stories in Gouritz (2016-12-31)

We enjoyed a great end of December family vacation in the seaside holiday/fishing village of Gouritz (aka Gouritsmond) last year. One of the nice little discoveries that we made whilst there was this tiny little coffee shop squeezed into the premises… Continue Reading →

Gordon’s Bay Beach with the Girls (2016-11-15)

Both of my girls are comically afraid of the sea. I’m not sure if Emily shares the fear because  of Jessica, but regardless, both my girls are terrified of the incoming water. They are more than happy to run around… Continue Reading →

Rainbow Glen in Montagu (2015-07-07)

We enjoyed one of our first holidays away together as a family (just the four of us) this July, with a four day long adventure in the Montagu area. We were originally booked in to stay at the Montagu Springs… Continue Reading →

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