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

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A Golf Cart and the Houses of Pinnacle Point Estate in Mossel Bay (2017-03-20)

Thanks to dad’s amazing fractional ownership of a luxury house in Pinnacle Point Estate (out in Mossel Bay), we end up visiting that area quite a lot – which isn’t a bad thing given that it is of course the… Continue Reading →

The Drought-affected water level of Theewaterskloof Dam near Villiersdorp (2017-03-05)

Six months ago, on an impromptu Sunday afternoon drive, Chantelle and I passed by Theewaterskloof Dam and of course stopped to take photos of the very noticeably almost empty dam. (In case you aren’t familiar with it, the Theewaterskloof Dam,… Continue Reading →

Eisbein and German Cuisine at Im Eimer in Somerset West (2017-06-13)

There is a very unusual pub/restaurant lurking on the outskirts of Somerset West, close to the border of Sir Lowry’s Pass Village. It’s a German pub (which in itself is not unusual given the high levels of German ancestry throughout… Continue Reading →

Things to See in South Africa: Sandboarding on the Atlantis Sand Dunes

It takes about 30 minutes to reach the Atlantis sand dunes, driving north west out of Cape Town’s city center. The ever-shifting, up to 35 meters high, sand dunes are an important conservation area, protecting the Atlantis Aquifer which supplies… Continue Reading →

Things to See in South Africa: Vergenoegd’s Duck Squad in Stellenbosch

The Stellenbosch wine estate of Vergenoegd went from being completely unheard of to one of Cape Town’s “must visit” attractions in literally the space of a year and a half, and while a lot of this is of course down… Continue Reading →

Things to See in South Africa: Glowing Rooms 3D Mini-Golf in Cape Town

So how do you make putt putt even more of a crowd puller if you find yourself trading out of a small boring little shopping center (The Gallery) in Milnerton, Cape Town? Why you slather everything in neon, glow-in-the-dark paint,… Continue Reading →

Things to See in Slovenia: Lake Bled and Bled Island

Some 55 km from the capital city of Ljubljana, you’ll stumble across the tourist popular little town of Bled, tucked in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia. The picturesque Lake Bled, a lake of mixed glacial… Continue Reading →

Coffee at Delish in Heidelberg (2017-01-04)

It is hard to miss Delish as you whiz past Heidelberg on the N2 towards the Garden Route, thanks to the bright red shed (the wine shop), large signage and bright yellow sunflowers dotted all around. The girls and I… Continue Reading →

Why do Classic Cartoon Characters wear white gloves?

I’m familiar with the concept of a cartoon hand in animation being drawn with four fingers only (image simplification, cartoon proportions, etc), but I’ve never really pondered as to why so many of the classic cartoon characters (like say Mickey… Continue Reading →

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