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Sauvignon Blanc, Horses and Lunch at Avontuur in Stellenbosch (2021-03-21)

With the girls enjoying some time away with their grandparents, Chantelle and I turned our attention to sourcing a nice (if a tad late) Sunday lunch. While our first two choices of destination didn’t pan out due to capacity (obviously… 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 →

Pizza at the Bluebird Cafe in Stellenbosch (2021-04-11)

Chantelle was eager for a spot of Sunday lunch out with me and the girls, and so we decided that what would really be nice would be to tuck into some delicious ribs while watching the small planes come and… Continue Reading →

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 →

Scones, Tea and Jam at Hillcrest Berry Orchards outside Stellenbosch (2020-08-30)

Without a doubt, Hilllcrest Berry Orchards has now for years been our family’s most favourite spot to tuck into scones with jam and cream. Perched up high on one of the slopes of the gorgeous Banhoek Valley, on the outskirts… Continue Reading →

Lemon Meringue at the Rambling Rose in Montagu (2020-10-28)

It is funny, but when we did finally manage a Covid-19 escape to Badensfontein in Montagu, I was so in need of a break that we didn’t actually do a heck of a lot while away on holiday – which… 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 →

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 →

Thin Crust Pizza at Woodpecker Pizzadeli in Swellendam (2021-01-13)

Having already mentioned that we woke up birthday girl Emily with cupcakes and LEGO, darted about the Bontebok National Park in search of buck, and devoured a waffle with ice cream at Ikigai, it is also worth noting that after… Continue Reading →

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