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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...
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 ...
Train trip and lunch at Octopus Garden in St James
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Train trip and lunch at Octopus Garden in St James

Last Sunday it was a friend’s birthday and he decided to do something a little out of the ordinary. A group of about 30 of us were invited to St James (on the False Bay Coast) to dine for lunch at the Octopus Garden and if you have ever driven past this tiny p...
Chef Pons Asian Kitchen in Gardens – a review
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Chef Pons Asian Kitchen in Gardens – a review

At the beginning of the year I headed off to Thailand to meet up with my sister who lives in London. It was a wonderful experience full of new tastes, sounds and experiences. My sister had already been in Thailand for about three weeks by the time I arrived an...
Lunch at The Goatshed at Fairview Winery
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Lunch at The Goatshed at Fairview Winery

By day three of the four day Easter weekend I was feeling somewhat fragile.  Friends from Durban were in town for the Two Oceans Marathon and when friends are on ‘tour’ (especially these friends) a lot of decadent eating, drinking and late nights normally go w...
Breakfast at The Meeting Place in Simons Town
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Breakfast at The Meeting Place in Simons Town

What is better than breakfast out on a Monday public holiday?  Although my brother had been before, it was my first visit to The Meeting Place in Simon’s Town and I just love the place. Located opposite the Quayside Hotel on St George’s Street, The Meeting ...
Breakfast at Cafe Albert in the little Karoo town, Prince Albert
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Breakfast at Cafe Albert in the little Karoo town, Prince Albert

Possibly the best breakfast I’ve ever had and a mean cappuccino to boot is at Café Albert in the little Karoo town, Prince Albert. I can’t claim to be a connoisseur, but a weekend isn’t a weekend for me until I’ve gone out for breakfast. As such, I’ve tried br...
Dinner at Belthazar Restaurant & Wine Bar at the V&A Waterfront
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Dinner at Belthazar Restaurant & Wine Bar at the V&A Waterfront

It was all systems go when the screech of my alarm clock resounded in my ears at 06h00 waking me up far earlier than my body, mind or eyes were willing to on Sunday morning. I reluctantly got out of bed and dressed and was soon outside in the blustery wind of ...