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Thursday, 28 April 2011

Winner 3 Nights in Historic Tulbagh

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Merle Lifson-Dettori of South Africa who has won a 3 night stay for up to 6 people at Dreamcatcher, a luxurious self catering cottage in historic Tulbagh, a charming town just 120km from Cape Town. Set in a beautiful landscape, Tulbagh is famous for its heritage, wealth of Cape Dutch Architecture, magnificent […]

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

I Love Paternoster Because…

Tweet Hi, I’m Marion from Farr Out in Paternoster, Cape West Coast, South Africa. Paternoster IS BEST KNOWN FOR for its endless beach and peace and tranquillity in an old fishermen’s village. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Farr Out, as you do have a beautiful elevated view over Paternoster and its beach. THE BEST early […]

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

La Lampara Italian Restaurant – A review

Tweet In my most recent restaurant review I penned my impressions of a Saturday breakfast at the Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop in Lions River and mentioned the experience heralded the beginning of what was to prove a most enjoyable and memorable weekend. The good times continued when I visited the La Lampara Italian Restaurant for […]

Friday, 22 April 2011

A Walk Down Kildare Road – Photographs

Tweet It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and I decided to take a walk down one of my favourite roads in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town – Kildare Road. You will find Kildare Road in the leafy, upmarket suburb of Newlands. If you are a cricket or rugby fan you probably know about Newlands […]

Thursday, 21 April 2011

I Love Addo Because…

Tweet Hi, I’m Molly O’Hagan Ward from The Colonial on Arundel in Addo in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Addo IS BEST KNOWN FOR The Addo Elephant National Park which offers a wide variety of game viewing, outdoor adventure, accommodation and cultural experiences. GET YOUR PICTURE TAKEN AT Zuurkop in the Addo Elephant National Park […]

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Glorious Grabouw Photographs

Tweet We were invited out to spend this past weekend in Grabouw and although I’ve heard a lot about it (my father grew up here), it has been a long time since I spent any amount of time in the Cape Overberg town and its surrounds.  Our accommodation was about 35kms on the other side […]

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Starke Ayres in Rosebank – much more than a nursery

Tweet My husband is a closet nursery fetishist. Now many of you might argue that he is simply a gardening freak. Granted. But there is something a little insidious, do you not think, in spending untold hours in a nursery. A nursery, for goodness sake! Filled with plants, plants, and, well, plants. I don’t get […]

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Designer Maker Easter Market Photographs

Tweet After the roaring success of their Christmas Market, Freeworld Coatings and the the Evangelical Lutheran Church jointly held the Designer Maker Easter Market on Saturday, 16 April 2011 in the Cape Town City Bowl.  The market took place in the courtyard between Freeworld Coatings and the church and even when I arrived in the […]

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Winners 4-Night Farm Stay for 2-4 People

Tweet CONGRATULATIONS to Verushka Calver and Jenny Eldridge of South Africa who have each won a 4 night stay for 2-4 people at The Green Tree Guest Cottages, located in the Addo/Nanaga region of the Eastern Cape, centrally located to visit the Addo Elephant Park and the Sunshine Coast. The prize includes accommodation on a […]

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Rondebosch Common and the café where you do lunch

Tweet ‘Meet me at this really great venue,’ my other half chimes at me across the cell, ‘it’s in Rondebosch, you can’t miss it, right across from the common’. And that is the main allure of this café – the view. Essentially, it must have one of the best views in Cape Town. Well, certainly […]

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market Photographs

Tweet I had been looking forward to this Saturday morning for a while now, my friend had told me about a fantastic market she had been to and we had finally arranged to go together. The Stellenbosch Fresh Goods Market is held every Saturday at the Oude Libertas Estate, Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands and opens at […]

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop – A review

Tweet A recent mid morning breakfast with some friends at The Piggly Wiggly Coffee Shop in the beautiful Natal Midlands, proved to be the perfect start to what turned out to be a rather enjoyable and memorable weekend. The drive from Pietermaritzburg to Lion’s River is more often than not a pleasant one and this […]

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Lunch at Delvera – Mama Joan’s Farm Kitchen, a delight

Tweet I’ve heard of Delvera. They are connected with a full moon hike, and children’s theatre, and I’d stumbled across them a couple of times in my trawlings of the web in the bid to find exciting things to do over weekends in the Cape Winelands. What I didn’t realise was that a visit out […]

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Constantia Winelands Photographs

Tweet We couldn’t have asked for better weather when we went on a short tour of the Constantia Wine Route recently. With so many options to choose from it was a difficult decision of where to go. We settled on a lazy lunch and wine tasting at Buitenverwachting and a late afternoon tasting (which turned […]

Monday, 11 April 2011

Win a Magical Holiday in Knysna (closed)

Tweet WIN a magical holiday in Knysna for two adults and two children (under 12 years of age) on the Lagoon – 2 nights on board a Lightleys Holiday Houseboat and 2 nights at Phantom View River Resort. The Knysna Lagoon is an 18km long tidal estuary which stretches from the famous Knysna Heads, which […]

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