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

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Banana and Ice Cream at The Waffle Cafe in Gordon’s Bay (2021-03-09)

You could of course have waffles and ice cream as a dessert when eating out at Spur – but generally speaking, that is taking away from what the humble waffle truly could be. For the last couple of years now,… Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Aan De Eike in Swellendam (2021-01-12)

Earlier this year we stayed in Swellendam at the comfortable little Aan de Heuvel self-catering cottages for a couple of days. As it turns out though, Aan de Heuvel actually forms part of the Aan de Leisure Collection, a small… Continue Reading →

Winelands Markets fun at Blaauwklippen in Stellenbosch (2019-11-10)

It’s all a little confusing really, but for all intents and purposes the famous Blaauwklippen Family Market (which has been running since 2011) doesn’t exist any more – except that it is still very much thriving if you rock up… Continue Reading →

Pancake Pitstop at Oppi Plaas Farm Stall in Albertinia (2019-09-30)

Half way between Albertinia and Riversdale, directly on the N2 route, is a hard to miss – thanks to all the rigid flags and energy-drink sponsored advertising boards pointing to it – farm stall which touts its Jakkelsvlei link and… Continue Reading →

Feeling the Vibe at the Root 44 Market in Stellenbosch (2016-11-20)

The Root44 (or Root 44 depending on what marketing material you look at) market is one of those unusually nice markets precisely because so much money has been thrown in behind it. (Also, the fact that its surrounds are so… 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┬átiny little coffee shop squeezed into the premises… Continue Reading →

Pancakes at Blaauwklippen Family Market (2016-07-10)

After a year or two of going to quite a few weekend markets, this year has seen us attend pretty much none! However, it was the Sunday just before I was to leave on my business trip to the USA,… Continue Reading →

Drummies at Blaauwklippen Family Market (2015-11-29)

Sunday’s family market held at the Blaauwklippen wine estate is something of a favourite of ours. With Chantelle working on Sunday last week, and Retha off on a wedding shoe shopping trip, I decided to treat the girls to some… Continue Reading →

Play, Markets, and Buying Plants! (2015-06-14)

If I look back to winter, then quite a lot of my weekends with the girls looked like this – after all, we had a pretty pleasant winter in terms of weather this year: 1) Spend a little time playing… Continue Reading →

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