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Weekend Wanderings: Asara Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

A glorious summer’s day on a wine farm outside Stellenbosch, wine tasting in a cellar, gin tasting in the biggest gin bar in Africa, lunching by a lake on a Salmon platter of perfection all the while surrounded by vineyards and mountains of blue… Our visit to Asara was a very pleasant way to spend […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Camps Bay Beach

The beauty of my home town does not go unnoticed… but it does often get taken forgranted so when I arrived early for a media lunch on the Camps Bay strip recently I decided to be a tourist in my home town (for half an hour!) The day was a brilliant blue – the overarching […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A tour of the top antiques shops in Cape Town

Recently I was invited to discover more about the Antiques scene in Cape Town and I discovered a beautiful new world of art, antiques and design that previously I’d never known existed. Prior to this day exploring the antique scene in Cape Town, I was completely ignorant of the fact that the antiques world is […]

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African Adventures: The Secrets of Portuguese Island

On our second morning onboard the MSC Sinfonia, we headed back to Portuguese Island as early as possible. No point sleeping in when paradise awaits, right? Once again the skies were rather gloomy but this didn’t deter us from our plans… Our initial plan had been to head across to the neighbouring Inhaca island to do […]

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African Adventures: Portuguese Island, Mozambique

After boarding the MSC Sinfonia and setting sail on the Monday afternoon, we cruised up the coast of southern Africa overnight and awoke at anchor in Maputo Bay, Mozambique. Stepping out onto our private balcony we breathed in the warm sea air and scanned the horizon for a glimpse of land – Portuguese Island! This […]

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All Aboard: My first cruise onboard the MSC Sinfonia

I can’t say that going on a cruise was ever on my Bucket List. It somehow didn’t seem to feature, probably a combination of the fact that my husband isn’t a big fan of the sea and I was of the generation who watched Leo sink to the bottom of the ocean when Kate definitely could […]

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Life Lately – January 2017

Hi lovely people of the internet. How are you all doing? I hope you all had a great, restful break and enjoyed some quality time with friends and family. To be honest that was my main aim for the past month and that’s exactly what I did! TICK! I’m so pleased with myself that I […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A night at The Stellenbosch Hotel

Marriage is hard. Parenting is hard. Life is hard. And sometimes we all just to escape for a while… Even a few hours out of the normal routine can make all the difference, which is why I leapt at the chance to spend an night at The Stellenbosch Hotel with my husband… Stellenbosch is one of […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

Back when the weather was chilly and the trees were bare we paid a visit to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl for a lunch during our day out in the area. I somehow missed posting about this spot… and unfortunately I’ve now forgotten what I ate too so it can no longer be called a Restaurant […]

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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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Weekend Wanderings: Discover Durbanville

When last did you discover Durbanville? For a Southern Suburbs girl like me the answer is probably NEVER. Which it was, until a few months ago when I was invited to discover the delights of Durbanville for myself… You see it’s probably because Durbanville is one of Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs that we don’t venture […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A picnic lunch at Hartenberg

Is there any better way to spend a summer’s day than with a picnic in a pretty place? Nope, there isn’t!! Now make that pretty place an award-winning wine farm and you’re set for an all round excellent day! We were very lucky indeed to spend one such day on a recent Saturday at the […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Oldenburg Vineyards, Stellenbosch

A few Sundays back we were invited to spend the day out in amidst the vineyards of Stellenbosch, and I can never turn down a trip to the winelands! Our destination was to be Oldenburg Vineyards, a wine farm I’d never heard of, let alone visited before. I’m so glad I’ve changed that now. This hidden gem […]

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