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

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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 →

Platters and Picnics at Klein River Cheese Farmstead in Stanford (2017-12-16)

After a relaxing drive and one coffee stop at the charming Van Brakel Stoor between Caledon and Napier, we reached the outskirts of Stanford and turned past some interested cows to reach the Klein River Cheese farmstead. For twenty years… Continue Reading →

The Champion Trees of the Arderne Gardens in Claremont (2017-11-04)

A proper hidden gem of Cape Town, Claremont’s Arderne Gardens is home to more than 300, mostly exotic, species of trees – and if you are on the hunt for South African champion trees, then this is surprisingly quite a good place… Continue Reading →

Freedom Day at the Green Point Urban Park in Cape Town (2017-04-27)

The expensive whirlwind of hosting the FIFA World Cup back in 2010 brought a lot of welcome development and renewal to the Cape Town suburb of Green Point, ultimately transforming the road network, Green Point Common and of course stadium… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a Picnic in Green Point Park, Cape Town (2018-05-13)

Instead of the usual big Sunday lunch at one of our houses with the rest of the family for Mother’s Day, this year Chantelle came up with the idea of getting everyone together for a big celebratory picnic – settling… Continue Reading →

Exploring the Lawns of Spier in Stellenbosch (2016-09-11)

Back in September Chantelle and I took the girls out for a visit to Eagle Encounters at the world famous Spier Wine Farm. Of course, any visit to the beautiful grounds of Spier is not complete with an amble down… Continue Reading →

Horse-drawn Carriage Ride at Klein Joostenberg in Stellenbosch (2016-08-27)

I have already mentioned our morning spent frolicking on the lawns and eating from the deli at Klein Joostenberg the other day, but what I haven’t yet mentioned is the actual reason that the girls and I were there in… Continue Reading →

Playing on the Lawns of Klein Joostenberg in Stellenbosch (2016-08-27)

Joostenberg is a diverse, 5th generation family business situated in the Muldersvlei district of Stellenbosch, known for their organic vineyard farming and boutique wine production, their small herd of grass fed free range cattle reared for beef, their pork specialist… Continue Reading →

Picnic at the Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay (2016-05-28)

We discovered the beautiful Harold Porter Botanical Garden in Betty’s Bay last year, and following our delightful little outing to the Stony Point penguin colony with Retha and Miguel, we decided that the botanical garden would be the perfect spot for some… Continue Reading →

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