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Eland’s Bay: Sand, surf, a stickified sign board and a window rock

Although I’ve visited Eland’s Bay before and stayed in the adjacent towns of Redelinghuys and Lambert’s Bay, I’ve never spent any significant amount of time in the small West Coast surfer town. For that reason, when I saw an online deal to stay at Vensterklip, about 4kms out of Eland’s Bay, I jumped at the […]

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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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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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Viva Portugal – This Ocean Basket gets it right!

We don’t usually cover things we deem commercial (in the retail sense, that is) but after Chris and I had some fun at an Ocean Basket that does things a little differently, we thought we’d give it a bash… Tucked neatly into a corner at the Edgemead Village Centre lies Ocean Basket Edgemead and once every two […]

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Ours Cafe – Kalk Bay

I’ve heard many good things about Ours cafe & I admittedly spend more time than I should traversing the different Kalk bay cafes and shops. It was only a matter of time before I headed into Ours and sampled of what has now become one of my favourite cafes. Ours cafe is tucked away behind […]

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Take a seat at Table 13

A few weeks ago I found myself in Green Point, picking up a ring from a local jeweler. Upon my arrival I discovered that they were still busy setting the stones and polishing and adding the final touches so I decided to take a leisurely stroll while the jewelers did their thing. Meandering around a […]

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Road Tripping the N2 – Impromptu Travel

Impromptu travel is the action of travelling without a plan. There is irony in this is because you almost need to have a general idea of what there is to do, otherwise you’ll be travelling blindly and will end up missing hidden gems that could be just around the corner. Let me tell you what […]

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Arderne Gardens and Italian on the fly

Arderne Gardens. You may not know the name. I certainly didn’t, even though I have probably driven past them a few hundred times and was an Ikey for what seems like a hundred years. Do yourself a favour though, get to know them, you won’t regret it. A wedding picture favourite, the garden, just off Claremont Main […]

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