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I Love Rosebank Because …
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I Love Rosebank Because …

Hi, I’m Yves Ducommun from Carmichael House in Rosebank, Southern Suburbs of Cape TownROSEBANK IS BEST KNOWN FOR being on the slopes of Devil’s Peak."Upper Rosebank used to be a portion of much larger properties sold in the early years of the 19th ce...
I Love Wynberg Because …
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I Love Wynberg Because …

Hi, I’m Shaun Lawrence from Palm House Luxury Guest House in Wynberg.Wynberg IS BEST KNOWN FOR being the oldest area in the southern suburbs with its beautiful Chelsea cottages giving you English charm in the middle of Africa.  Chelsea Village dates back t...
Starke Ayres in Rosebank – much more than a nursery
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Starke Ayres in Rosebank – much more than a nursery

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 pl...
Rondebosch Common and the café where you do lunch
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Rondebosch Common and the café where you do lunch

'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 Cap...
Rondebosch Potters Market – I feel an obsession coming on
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Rondebosch Potters Market – I feel an obsession coming on

On the second-last Saturday of March and November is ceramics fever in Cape Town. Everyone even remotely interested in pottery descends on the Rondebosch Potters Market, where everyone who produces pottery in any shape or form, is there to exhibit. And we're n...
Breakfast at Cafeen in Harfield Village, Cape Town
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Breakfast at Cafeen in Harfield Village, Cape Town

I often drive past this little place on Third Avenue in Harfield Village but I haven’t yet had the chance to go in and experience it. There are always lots of cars parked outside and on a Saturday morning it looks filled to bursting with people, which is alway...
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...
Harvest of Hope – Harvesting hope with my weekly box of vegetables
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Harvest of Hope – Harvesting hope with my weekly box of vegetables

Every school week a box of vegetables is dropped off at my son's school with my name on it. It sits, in amongst similar boxes, awaiting pick-up. It must be said that I often forget and my box finds its way into the school fridge until I remember the following ...
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...