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Cape Farmhouse Restaurant in Scarborough – a must for weekend lunch
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Cape Farmhouse Restaurant in Scarborough – a must for weekend lunch

If you're after that 'on a farm' feeling, surrounded by mountains, fynbos and not much else, without having to put in the miles to get there, then this one's for you. The perfect views from the front verandah of the 250-year old farmhouse, the gorgeous under-g...
Vanilla Cafe – Slow life in Greyton continues with breakfast, lunches and high teas
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Vanilla Cafe – Slow life in Greyton continues with breakfast, lunches and high teas

Putting a bouncy castle in your back garden is an almost full proof guarantee of clientèle. Or at least, those of a certain age group. If you're in the presence of a four-year old, there is virtually no stronger magnet.'Mom, it's a jumpy castle!' emitted t...
Bombay Bicycle Club on Kloof Street – Perfect for a girls night out
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Bombay Bicycle Club on Kloof Street – Perfect for a girls night out

A group of us get together every six weeks or so and have a girls dinner out.  On Wednesday night our venue of choice was The Bombay Bicycle Club on Kloof Street in Cape Town.  I’d heard a lot about the restaurant and had driven past it a number of times so I ...
Liquorice and Lime in Kloof Street – a review
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Liquorice and Lime in Kloof Street – a review

Something I haven’t done for quite a long time is have brunch with my girl friends and yesterday we decided it was about time to get together for a good old skinner and a delicious food. The venue was Liquorice and Lime on the top end of Kloof Street in Cape T...
Cape Point Vineyards – wine, sea and views in Noordhoek
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Cape Point Vineyards – wine, sea and views in Noordhoek

There are a few things that impress you about Cape Point Vineyards. For one, few people even know that a wine estate exists here just below the entrance to Chapman's Peak with incredible views over Long Beach (okay, you do have to hike it for about five minute...
Myoga Restaurant at The Vineyard – A Review
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Myoga Restaurant at The Vineyard – A Review

We arrived at Myoga Restaurant at The Vineyard Hotel in Newlands to much fan-fare on Friday night; road closures, an obvious police presence, paparazzi and a film crew.  Goodness I thought, they shouldn’t have gone to all this trouble just for us!  What it was...
Gardener’s Cottage – an escape beneath the trees in Newlands
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Gardener’s Cottage – an escape beneath the trees in Newlands

If you're thinking of lunching at this popular haunt, set under the trees in Newlands, then book ahead. Time spent here is always down time, whether in summer or winter. There are gorgeous, old, and huge shade trees under which lie tables, chairs and umbrellas...
Cape Town Winter Warmers – try these HOT restaurants!
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Cape Town Winter Warmers – try these HOT restaurants!

Not everybody likes that eyes-watering, nose-running, throat burning sensation that follows a good dose of chilli. But as the days get colder and the drizzle turns into a hailstorm, a little heat isn’t a bad thing.  In fact, any food that forces you to take yo...
Three Restaurants in Cape Town You Have To Try
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Three Restaurants in Cape Town You Have To Try

Richard Griffin has made a name for himself as one hell of a restaurateur. The man behind the magic of the legendary Madame Zingara restaurant – not to mention the new grand dame of dinner theatre, the Madame Zingara Theatre of Dreams – is up to more culinary ...
Perfect weekend fare – Breakfast at Caveau and picnics in Kommetjie
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Perfect weekend fare – Breakfast at Caveau and picnics in Kommetjie

My Saturday was, as per usual a day of eating.  I didn’t feel too guilty about it though because Knysna Half Marathon training has commenced so I did my scheduled 3kms on Friday night and wrapped up a quick 5kms on Saturday morning (the views from Boyes Drive ...