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

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Fine Dining at Overture at Hidden Valley Wines in Stellenbosch (2020-12-05)

While my 40th birthday unfortunately fell in the middle of South Africa’s strict Covid-19 lockdowns (hello swing-ball in my garden and a rainbow cake from Chantelle), thankfully we were a little more lucky come December when Chantelle’s big 40 also… Continue Reading →

Pork Belly Lunch at Sweetwell outside Stellenbosch (2021-01-16)

Having enjoyed an enthralling, thought-provoking morning of wandering about the magnificent Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, Chantelle and I decided to further make the most of not having the kids with us by going out for a nice… Continue Reading →

Springbok Venison at Tangram at Durbanville Hills Wine Estate (2021-02-24)

Generally when the core Touchwork team gets together for lunch it is always someplace in the Steenberg/Westlake region of Cape Town, which makes completes sense given that it is both the area where our office resides as well as where… Continue Reading →

A Mont Marie Anniversary in Stellenbosch (2019-11-08)

So I didn’t quite manage to get back from the USA in time to celebrate our big 10 year wedding anniversary with Chantelle (back in November last year), but to be fair I did only miss it by a single… Continue Reading →

Celebrating with Eisbein at Sweetwell in Stellenbosch (2018-11-07)

Chantelle and I celebrated last year’s wedding anniversary with a day spent out and about in Stellenbosch. For lunch we opted to duck into the excellent Sweetwell farm butchery and restaurant. Situated on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West,… Continue Reading →

Cafe BonBon Lunch at La Petite Dauphine in Franschhoek (2016-10-01)

The third stop on October last year’s fabulous Franschhoek Wine Tram excursion (having had already tasted plenty of wine at both Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence) was La Petite Dauphine, an estate that bills itself as a guest farm – which translates then essentially to superb accommodation… Continue Reading →

Date Nights Weekend

Well, we certainly enjoyed a very different weekend this weekend past. Monty and Cheryl had been missing Jessica and so asked us if they could borrow her for the weekend. After a lot of careful consideration, Chantelle finally decided that… Continue Reading →

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