Vergelegen, Somerset West

Tannie and I had a lovely girls’ afternoon today at the stunning vineyard, Vergelegen.  Well, it’s not just a vineyard.  It’s so much more! The estate is over 300yrs old and boasts the most beautiful grounds I think I have seen so far.  (Grounds, not lake!  That’s still the Stark Conde one!)  It was always going…

Catharina de Bliquy – Artist, Cape Town

I don’t even know where to start this one, but I know it’s going to be long. Why? Because I am in complete awe of this exceptionally talented artist.  Her work is just beyond beautiful, as is her heart.  She is simply divine. Let me explain… About 13 years ago, I was introduced to Ms….

Spice Route, Paarl

New day and a new set of eating and drinking to be done! Today’s first stop was the Spice Route.  Set in the Paarl mountains. It was a bit of a mission to get to as they are digging up the one road that takes you there, but it was entirely worth it!  Again, the…

La Motte, Franschhoek

We backtracked a little in order to have a look around a beautiful vineyard called La Motte.  We had originally been heading there for breakfast, but apparently that’s only a weekend thing.

Sark-Condé, Stellenbosch

Next on our little wine tour was Sark-Condé, and was it ever worth the drive off the beaten path! We arrived sadly too late to do an actual wine tasting, but the lovely lady who was running the place invited us in for a glass of wine on the house, so we hadn’t driven all…

Roca, Dieu Donné Wine Estate, Franschhoek

After a lovely breakfast at Cafe Franschhoek and a slow amble around the town to take a multitude of photos of the pretty scenery, we headed off for a little drive along the residential streets behind the main road.  It is much quieter and the houses are gorgeous!  I was too busy looking everywhere to…

Cafe Franschhoek (Name gives away the location!)

We arrived in Cape Town a lot more awake and alert than we had expected, which is a very good thing as Tannie bought us home to drop our cases and then straight out the front door again! We headed along the beautiful drive to Franschhooek.  Just for a little background, it’s one of the…

Cape Town Trip!!

As you may know, or have worked out already, my best friend and I decided to nip down to Cape Town for a few days.  It was so much fun. I just wanted to share a couple of photos taken from the plane on the way there.  I managed to sleep for the first hour…

Olive & Twist, Roodepoort, Johannesburg

It was a beautiful day in Jo’burg, and we decided that lunch outside was the order of the day.  Not only that, but we didn’t want to be in a mall or on the edge of a car park.  We wanted fresh air and greenery. That’s when my friend came up with Olive & Twist….

Brewers Family, Sinoville, Pretoria

I love to be in the kitchen.  I love to cook and prep, and everything that’s not doing the washing up!  One thing I cannot deal with however, is making salads.  I don’t know why.  But I don’t.  Consequently I don’t eat them very often. This is South Africa though.  Not only is the beef…