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

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Walking up Hoy’s Koppie in Hermanus (2021-01-09)

Back in the mid-19th century when Hermanus was still going by its original name of Hermanuspietersfontein, this isolated hill, standing on an otherwise flat plain and rising some 75 metres above sea level, was simply known as “Klip Kop”. However,… Continue Reading →

Birthday Walk, Waffles and a Picnic in the Nature Reserve (2020-11-14)

Last year was of course horrible for the vast majority of people all around the world, thanks to the ongoing COVID pandemic, and obviously this includes the children as well, with disruptions in schooling, the taking away of physical contact… Continue Reading →

Golden Syrup and Ice Cream at La Galerie in Pringle Bay (2021-03-06)

Having just completed a day of marching about Betty’s Bay, a day that had seen us strolling along the coastal walk, communicating with the penguins at Stony Point, and striving to see the waterfalls of the Harold Porter Botanical Garden,… Continue Reading →

A Stroll around Rooi Els and Pringle Bay (2020-10-11)

Rooi-Els is by far my go to place whenever I am in need of a nice easy outdoor walk, rich in fresh air and landscape scenery, but generally devoid of people. Such was the case on one particularly clear Spring… Continue Reading →

Soft Serve Ice Cream at Sunset Harbour Cafe in Kleinmond (2021-01-09)

The Harbour Road waterfront development in Kleinmond is really a nice little lifestyle and food tourist hub for this small coastal Overstrand town. A couple of nice restaurants, a couple of interesting shops, pretty to look at architecture, and all… Continue Reading →

Pizza and Baboons at Something Els in Rooi Els (2020-11-08)

Last month Chantelle and her The Helderberg Cake Company venture had as her last bake for the weekend a Sunday delivery out in Betty’s Bay, and so to combine wanting to get out of the house and grabbing a spot… Continue Reading →

Soaking up some Sun in Rooi Els and Pringle Bay (2020-02-08)

I am doing a lot of walking these days, primarily because I enjoy it but also to try and at least somewhat counteract the insane amount of time I spend sitting in a chair behind a screen thanks to my… Continue Reading →

Penguins and a Beach in Betty’s Bay (2019-03-16)

Who doesn’t love watching pengweenis waddle around, cool off with a dip in the sea, and occasionally bray like donkeys? In terms of African penguin colonies in the world, there aren’t exactly many of them, but as luck would have… Continue Reading →

Sand and Tea at La Galerie in Pringle Bay (2019-07-13)

So when I took possession of my replacement car, I immediately took it for a spin out along Clarence Drive, dragging Jessica along with me for the ride. One scenic drive followed by a trundle alongside the baboons in Rooi… Continue Reading →

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