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

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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 →

Wood Cabins and Warm Water at Warmwaterberg Spa near Barrydale (2019-07-01)

Lying some 26 km above Barrydale on the famous Route 62 tourist route (and sitting literally across the road from the famous Ronnie’s Sex Shop pub in case that helps you pinpoint it on the map), is Warmwaterberg Spa, one… 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 →

SCV Wine, Brandy and Beer Tasting at the Barrydale Cellar (2019-07-02)

This is South Africa so of course we try to produce wine pretty much everywhere, and the Klein Karoo is certainly no exception. Situated along the Huisrivier river, right at the entrance to the diminutive town of Barrydale is the… 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 →

Lunch at the Country Pumpkin in Barrydale (2019-07-01)

This year’s June Holiday adventure took place at Warmwaterberg Spa, a spot just outside Barrydale in the Klein Karoo. We were spending the time away with Chantelle’s folks, and as such decided to meet up for an opening lunch at… Continue Reading →

Craft Beer, Pizza and Art at The Makers Brew in Barrydale (2019-07-03)

So craft breweries really are popping up everywhere. Of course the village of Barrydale hasn’t been spared, but pleasingly the one that they got is a pretty good one. Say hello to the The Maker’s Brew. Started by a Capetonian… Continue Reading →

Gourmet Gelato at Coco’s Ice Cream in Barrydale (2019-07-03)

A scoop of well made ice cream is a wonderful thing. Especially if it is gelato, and especially if you are grabbing it on a nice and sunny day. So then we were rather pleased to spot the pinup style… Continue Reading →

Hertzoggies and Fruit Cubes at Algerynskraal Farm Stall near Ladismith (2019-07-04)

The first half of our holiday over, the girls and I were driving from Barrydale to Mossel Bay via the Garcia Pass and through Riversdale, when about 15 kilometers outside of Ladismith (just before we needed to turn off the… Continue Reading →

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