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Weekend Wanderings: Bukkenburg Pottery Studio in Swellendam

During our recent weekend in Swellendam we spent a morning at Bukkenburg Pottery Studio learning the potting ropes from master potter, David Schlapobersky, himself. It was such a special morning spent in his authentic and creative space. His studio filled to the ceiling with pots in various stages of development – from the raw clay […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Swellendam

A month or so ago we paid our very first visit to the Overberg town of Swellendam and we were blown away by the loveliness of this pretty little town just 2 and a half hours from Cape Town In the past we have driven straight past it on our way up and down the […]

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Life Lately – October 2016

I think it’s time for a more personal update… I was doing so well with my Life Lately posts and getting one out each month earlier this year. Fortunately I’ve only skipped September but I can’t go another month without one… So, where am I at? To be honest I’m probably the most settled and […]

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48 Hours in Cape Town with kids… recommendations by my kids!

Recently I was asked to share my recommendations for how to spend 48 hours in Cape Town…but as it was the school holidays I didn’t get around to meeting the deadline BECAUSE we were too busy spending time enjoying the city we call home! Yes, as soon as the school holidays hit we were off… […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Camping near Tulbagh

To celebrate the end of the summer… we went camping one last time. Our third camping trip of the summer season. And, unfortunately, our last because I’m unashamedly a fair-weather camper! Our chosen spot was just the other side of Bain’s Kloof, a few minutes drive from both Ceres and Tulbagh as well as one of […]

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Family Fun: Helicopter flip over Cape Town

A few months into starting my blog 5 years ago I set myself three goals that I wanted to “achieve” through blogging… truth be told they were rather materialistic goals and I’m kinda embarrassed to share them with you here but I’ve never been one to keep secrets so I’ll let you in on mine! […]

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Weekend Wanderings: The Swartberg Pass

On our recent visit to Prince Albert (where we stayed at Karoo View Cottages), we knew the first thing we had to do was to drive the Swartberg Pass. This pass is considered to be one of the most spectacular mountain passes in the world!!  Just outside Prince Albert, we found the dirt road which would […]

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Family Holidays: Ziplining through the treetops in the Tsitsikamma Forest

At the start of the last school holidays I took my son on one of the very best Mommy Dates ever… a zip-lining experience with GoPro. After his initial freaking out about how high it was he really embraced the experience and I was so super proud of him for doing something not many 8 […]

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Top 10 Things to do in Prince Albert

On our recent visit to the Karoo town of Prince Albert (where we stayed in the lovely Karoo View Cottages), we were not only pleasantly surprised at the prettiness of the town – so much more greenery that one would expect from a Karoo “dorp” –  but also at the number of things to do! […]

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Family Holidays: An afternoon in Storms River Village

During our day cruising The Crags in the Tsitsikamma region of the Garden Route we spent a day enjoying the spoils of tiny town known as Storms River Village. This little hidden hamlet was the spot where we departed for our Woodcutters Adventure deep into the Tsitsikamma Indigenous Forest. On our return from our foray […]

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Weekend Wanderings: At stay at Karoo View in Prince Albert

Have you ever driven through the Karoo and wondered who would choose to live here? What on earth is there to do in this desolate desert? Well that was me… until a few months ago when I discovered Prince Albert! This tiny town is about half an hour off the N1 between Beaufort West and […]

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Family Holidays: An Adventure in the Tsitsikamma Forest

After our first night at Hog Hollow in The Crags we enjoyed a buffet breakfast and then headed off for an early start in the direction of Storms River Village, crossing over the most amazing bridges and ravines on our way including the one which is home to the highest bungy jump in the world! […]

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Family Holidays: Nature’s Way Farmstall

When I was a child we didn’t do many family holidays, partly due to finances but also due to illness – and it’s probably one of the things in my life that I wish would have been different…. alas we can’t go back, only forwards. Which is exactly the very reason why I am so […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A walk along the Wandelpad in Stanford

After our busy time in the valley of Stanford playing at Klein River Cheese Farm, lunching at Stanford Hills, visiting Panthera Africa Big Cat Sanctuary, on our last morning we decided to do a bit more exploring of the village itself… We’d been given a map of The Wandelpad and never having heard that there […]

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