The fisherman’s cabin at Bonnievale River Lodge

  I have stayed in more quaint and interesting places than I can even remember but something about the Fisherman’s Cabin, at Bonnievale River Lodge, made it one that will stay fresh in my mind for a while. (ed’s note: I wrote this last year – still fresh!) The word cosy is an understatement. Somehow […]

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How to make Your 9-5 Life an Adventure!

  You know how sometimes you get so stuck into something and before you realise it, it’s the end of the day? That’s how my life has been for the last 5 months! Between working, paddling and spending time with my girlfriend/family I’ve had almost zero time to just sit back and take stock of […]

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Exploring Echo Valley

As Capetonians we are spoilt for choice when it comes to hiking and sprawling views. However, people seem to get hung up on taking the same old selfies on Lion’s Head when, in reality, there is just so much more out there – and Echo Valley is calling your name… Ambling along Boyes Drive in […]

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An Olive Bistro tucked into a street

Arguably one of the finest things in life is happening upon something amazing and unexpected all at once… So much so that it encourages a blog post. When I was invited out to Olive Bistro, in Durbanville, for a Sunday pizza and a beer, I was expecting, well, I don’t know what I was expecting […]

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A Sunday chill at Durbanville Hills

(A quick full disclosure – I wrote this post at the end of July going into some sunny patches in August, when sunshine was somewhat rare, but considering we are at the end of September and still experiencing the tail end of winter with rain spatters, cold winds and clouds, it still seems somewhat apt… […]

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Urban Trail Sundays in the mother city…

It’s always a treat to get out nice and early in your hometown, surrounded by lumo-clad, like-minded individuals looking for a great way to get some fitness in without getting too extreme on the ‘day of rest’ and that is what Get Outside‘s Urban Trail Sundays are all about – a run through the inner-city and suburban surrounds […]

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Seeing stripes at Mountain Zebra National Park

If you’re anything like me I’m sure there are plenty of things you have every good intention of doing but for some reason just never get around to actually doing. This post is one of those things. In June last year (yes, 11 months ago!) I visited the Mountain Zebra National Park and the only […]

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GwangJu Youth Centre: Where kids get a chance to soar – without ever leaving the ground

A good friend of mine moved over to South Korea a few years ago, Seoul specifically, to teach. This is a familiar story – the graduate teaching English in Asia. Many of us have those friends but do you ever get a chance to hear and see some of what they do, exactly? Teaching out […]

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Cocoa Wah Wah – The dinner before the show

I was lucky enough to be given tickets to Rob van Vuuren’s What What at the Baxter not too long ago. That was great but this post is about something else – the food we had before the show, which was also great – and cheap (enough) - at Main Road’s Cocoa Wah Wah, in Rondebosch… I […]

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Oudekraal braaiing, like when we were kids

Don’t ask me why, because I wouldn’t be able to tell you, but for some reason I have lived in Cape Town my whole life and never been to Oudekraal. I wish I had, because I’m sure it would have brought back even more of a flood of nostalgia if I had actually been there […]

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