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Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Six of the best Cape Town brunch venues

It seemed wrong somehow to write about restaurants now that South Africa is going into lockdown and you can’t visit any of them. But then I thought it might cheer you all up, especially these lovely pictures. And why don’t you make a list of places to visit when they (hopefully) reopen. Of course you […]

Restaurants in the Cape Winelands

Lunch at Spookfontein in the beautiful Hemel en Aarde valley

Today I’m taking you into the Hemel en Aarde Valley for some wine tasting and a delightful lunch. On our way to our stay at The Stanford Valley Guest Farm (read more about that by clicking here), we paid a visit to the fabulously named Spookfontein. The farm, which is close to the coastal town […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

Delightful dishes and stunning vistas at The Bungalow

Today I’m heading down the road for a real lunchtime treat. The Bungalow sits in prime position between Clifton and Camps Bay with stunning views of the Twelve Apostles, Lion’s Head and across the sparkling Atlantic Ocean. It’s a beautiful picture in blues and whites with a real beach house vibe. The Bungalow describes itself […]

Travel, Travel in Africa

Travel: Stanford Valley Guest Farm in the stunning Overberg

Today we’re heading north from Cape Town through the Hemel en Aarde valley (it means heaven and earth in Afrikaans) to the Overberg. It’s a relatively newly established wine region with the first farms being developed here in the 1980s. Less than a two-hour drive from the Mother City to another beautiful region of this […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in Cape Town

A lunchtime reunion at The Blockhouse Kitchen

Today we’re heading over to the other side of the mountain to Constantia. The oldest wine producing area in the country (and in the Southern Hemisphere), it’s a beautiful, leafy suburb with spectacular vine and mountain views. And there’s no shortage of restaurants to enjoy. The Blockhouse Kitchen was recommended by my friend, Jane, who […]

Travel, Travel in Africa

Travel: The delights of Paternoster

Today we’re heading up South Africa’s West Coast to the idyllic village of Paternoster. It’s about a two hour attractive drive from Cape Town to this little heaven, a ¬†picture in blue and white. Paternoster is, quite simply, my kind of place. There are sweeping, white sandy beaches that are practically deserted, endless ocean views […]