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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 […]

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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 […]

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Where to stay in Franschhoek, South Africa: Mont Rochelle

The heaven that is Mont Rochelle Franschhoek is one of those places I keep going back to. I simply have to. This small town deep in the Winelands of the Cape, just about an hour from central Cape Town, is known as the food capital of South Africa. For good reason – there are certainly […]

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Our weekend getaway to picturesque Paternoster

The joys of pretty-as-a-picture Paternoster Today we’re heading up South Africa’s West Coast to the seaside village of Paternoster. It’s about a two-hour drive from Cape Town to one of the oldest fishing villages in the country. Legend has it it’s called Paternoster (our father in latin) because of the prayers said by shipwrecked Portuguese […]

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Tasty seafood and stunning views at Gaaitje in Paternoster

The beach-side charm of Gaaitjie Today we’re heading up South Africa’s West Coast to the charming seaside town of Paternoster at Cape Columbine. Known for its crayfish and white-washed fisherman’s cottages it’s a picture perfect little spot that appears in the distance as you come over that final hill. More about what to do in […]

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Peninsular touring and seafood at Live Bait

Cape Town is frequently ranked one of the most beautiful cities in the world in those never-ending Best of… lists that pop up everywhere. I’ve spent a lot of time here – I know, lucky me – and it’s pretty much impossible to beat, there’s so much going for it. . It’s scenically stunning and […]