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Puntjie – A Hideaway Lost In Time; Visit This Unintentional Open-Air Museum
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Puntjie – A Hideaway Lost In Time; Visit This Unintentional Open-Air Museum

Where the Duiwenhoks River meets the sea is a cliffside hideaway known as Puntjie. It stands to the east of the river mouth atop eroded sandstone cliffs, known only to those who stay here. During sultry summer days it is a piece of heaven, the long stretch ...
Die Ou Tronk in Riversdale – A Most Unlikely Venue for a Farmers’ market
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Die Ou Tronk in Riversdale – A Most Unlikely Venue for a Farmers’ market

Riversdale (also known as Riversdal) is a farming town. As such it's used predominantly by folk who during the week are surrounded by cows, sheep, ostriches or wheat fields who come into town to stock up on goods and food, as well as a bit of society. N...
The Garcia Pass between Riversdale and Ladismith
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The Garcia Pass between Riversdale and Ladismith

Taking the road less travelled makes a holiday that much more of an adventure, and with time on our hands (we didn't have to be back in Cape Town much before early evening and it was now mid-morning) the R323 out of Riversdale suddenly looked like an attractiv...
Wild Olive Guest Farm near Stilbaai
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Wild Olive Guest Farm near Stilbaai

We're no strangers to Wild Olive Guest Farm. We're one of many who return to this peaceful refuge where a couple of chalets and a cottage lie on the banks of the Goukou River estuary and a wild organic vegetable garden, set in amidst a series of olive groves, ...