Cool and cosy in Kommetjie: Top reasons to visit this Mother City spot in the Deep South

I’ve only visited Kommetjie twice now in my three or so years of residing in Cape Town – but it’s definitely one of my favourite travel spots; at least of those found along the Cape Peninsula coastline. This small, close-knit village in the Deep South has it all: country vibes, ocean and mountain views to die for (no matter whereabouts […]

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Picnic Review: Scenic Riverside Holden Manz Picnic

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of hopping on the Franschhoek Wine Tram’s Blue Line (see my review for more info) – and in so doing, I was able to visit the beautiful, quintessentially Cape Dutch wine farm: Holden Manz Wine Estate. After being dropped off near to the Franschhoek Kitchen restaurant and inquiring after our pre-arranged picnic, my friend […]

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Why Chapman’s Peak Drive Has Me Charmed

Please note: Chappies has sadly been closed indefinitely (as of 21 June 2017) to both vehicles and cyclists, due to the risk of further dangerous rockfalls. Arguably one of South Africa’s (if not the world’s) most scenic drives, Chapman’s Peak Drive is one road trip you have to make if you visit the beautiful Western Cape province. Discover more about […]

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Picnic Review: A Stunning Picnic Experience at La Bri Wine Estate

Recently, my friend and I had the enormous pleasure of being part of the hop-on, hop-off Franschhoek Wine Tram’s Blue Line tour. Because of this, we were allowed to make a maximum of six stops (from an original selection of eight) at various participating Franschhoek wine farms – one such estate was La Bri. I had first encountered La Bri […]

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Travel Review: Experiencing the delightful Franschhoek Wine Tram

This past Saturday, I had the enormous pleasure of experiencing the Blue Line of the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Like their other lines (of which there are several), it allows passengers the chance to select a maximum of five to six (out of eight) Franschhoek wine farms to hop-on, hop-off at. It had been over three years since I last travelled […]

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Travel Review: Hiking Table Mountain National Park’s Pipe Track

I am always one for trying new hiking trails (even on my own) so it was with great excitement that I set out with a hiking acquaintance to tackle the Table Mountain National Park’s Pipe Track in mid-October 2016. A quick Google search the night before told us that this somewhat secluded hiking trail – which starts on the Camps […]

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Café Review: 61 + ate, Cape Town

Relatively new to Cape Town’s ever-growing culinary restaurant/café scene is the rather cleverly named 61 + ate, the brainchild of chef Debbie Bolton and best friend, Leo, who jointly own and run this charming ‘artisan café’, located quite unobtrusively, it must be said, on 61 Loop Street. A short time ago, my friend and I were trekking up both Long […]

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Travel Review: A Hasty Hop on, Hop off Cape Town’s CitySightseeing Buses

In  April,  I  finally  had  the  chance  to  ‘hop  on,  hop  off’  one  of  the  Mother  City’s  most  familiar  sights:  the bright  red,  open  top  CitySightseeing  Cape  Town  buses.  These  buses  exist  in  cities  worldwide  –  and  ever since  I  first  discovered  the  sightseeing  tours  on  offer,  I  have  felt  we  are  strangely  blessed  to  be  among one  of  these  […]

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Café Review: Bean There Coffee Roastery, Cape Town

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting a coffee shop that has been on my list (in Cape Town, you need a list with all the places that keep temptingly mushrooming into existence) for a while: Bean There Coffee Roastery, officially launched in 2011 (though it also has Braamfontein and Milpark roasteries among its ranks). It is quite easily noticeable from […]

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