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

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Talking Birds at West Coast Farm Stall outside Yzerfontein (2019-09-01)

The West Coast Farm Stall has for long been a popular farm stall stop on the R27 (otherwise known as the West Coast highway), conveniently located right on the corner where the R315 bisects this important coastal road network artery… Continue Reading →

A Giant Jersey, Pancakes and Silly Fun at Tuinplaas in Albertinia (2018-09-22)

With the impossible to miss combination of colourful flapping flags and ridiculously dressed ostriches waving to you from the side of the road, sooner or later you are simply going to have to pull off the N2 at the edge… Continue Reading →

Succulents and Cake at Fiore Garden Centre and Coffee Shop in Somerset West (2018-04-21)

Originally setup in Bot River, the family owned business of Fiore Garden CentreĀ (and coffee shop) has since opened up branches in both Somerset West and Greyton. Situated in the leafy suburb of Audas Estate, the Somerset West branch is a… Continue Reading →

Roosterkoek and Smoor at Veepos Padstal in George (2018-01-04)

I mentioned earlier that we were forced to tack on a short stay in George over the December holiday period, during which we hired a Volkswagen Tiguan to do a bit of driving about in (our car was in the… Continue Reading →

Play at Vredenhof Organic Estate in Somerset West (2016-09-03)

Having been tasked with entertaining ourselves for the day while Chantelle treated her mother with a birthday high tea at the Mount Nelson, the girls and I stumbled across a great little find in the Somerset West area – Vredenhof… Continue Reading →

Chasing Chickens through Van Den Berg Garden Village in Stellenbosch (2016-08-27)

The area around Klein Joostenberg has a lot to offer, and one of the more visually interesting ones is the slightly ramshackle Van den Berg Garden Village, the unusual plant nursery that greets you when you get out of your… Continue Reading →

Coffee at Mondeor and a Stroll around Cape Garden Centre (2016-06-16)

Of all the things to catch, I was stuck at home in quarantine with German Measles for a week. My period of quarantine ended the day before Thursday’s Youth Day public holiday, so I promptly escaped my cabin by taking… Continue Reading →

Die Kloof Padstal in Montagu (2015-07-09)

If you are out and about in Montagu and are looking for a great kid-friendly place to take the kids while you sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, a slice of cake, or perhaps something more substantial, then look… Continue Reading →

Coffee at Stodels (2015-03-08)

Having had quite a busy Saturday out and about with the kids, followed by a rare date night, Sunday saw us finish up our market cheesecake and make the drive through to Bellville in order to pick up the kids… Continue Reading →

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