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

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Tea and Cake at Devon Valley Hotel in Stellenbosch (2021-05-08)

Chantelle was doing her usual browsing on Facebook when she spotted that Devon Valley Hotel was doing a whole high tea sort of thing as a Mother’s Day special, but more importantly, that they were extending it to the Saturday… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Art and Architecture in Stellenbosch (2020-08-16)

Last year was of course filled with many quiet moments and even more quiet spaces. It doesn’t happen very often, but every now and then I get the opportunity to leave the girls behind with Chantelle and venture out on… Continue Reading →

Lunch from Vadas Smokehouse and Bakery at Spier in Stellenbosch (2021-03-20)

Having now spent a good long time exploring the grounds of the excellent Spier wine estate, taken in all the art installations of the Spier Light Art festival, and watched the birds of prey soar at Eagle Encounters, the girls… Continue Reading →

Breakfast with a View at Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch (2020-12-06)

Geologist Gary Jordan and economist Kathy Jordan have as a husband and wife team been making world-class wines since 1993, on a 300 year old farm which their parents purchased back in 1982. Now standing at 104 hectares in size,… 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 →

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 →

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