Edi’s Bratwurst Sausage Restaurant and B&B, KZN

The second of Albert’s friend’s recommendations was a German sausage place that when we googled it appeared it had shut down. We were disappointed but we had some really good foods in the Midlands Meander area, so weren’t too perturbed. As we were driving towards the final accommodation of our adventure, we saw a sign…

Dinner Chez Ian

After a full afternoon of eating our way around Johannesburg, I naturally needed more food!  So, my lovely friend Ian cooked us the best nachos I’ve had in an absolute age! I think the tell of a good chef is when you can make something simple but so good.  Anyone can fancy up a dish to…

The Foundry, Parktown, Johannesburg

Our final stop of the day was at a lovely and popular restaurant called The Foundry. I really liked this one!  It reminded me of a really nice gastro pub in London that I can’t remember the name of…. only cheaper and with much friendlier staff! By this point we hadn’t eaten in about an…

Hudsons’ The Burger Joint, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

Or… Foodie Fun Day Stop 2! Thankfully it was a bit of a drive between 44 Stanley and Parkhurst, and we also started our second stop at the far end of Parkhurst.  Well, it seemed the far end from where we came in! Hudsons’ The Burger Joint is famous for it’s burgers (funnily enough!), but…

Stanley Beer Yard, 44 Stanley, Johannesburg

Or, Foodie Fun Day Stop 1!! My friend Ian and I decided what we really needed was a afternoon of eating our way around Joburg.  As you do. First stop was Stanley Beer Yard for some rather delicious sausages and craft beer!  Joburg’s food scene is turning into hipster heaven, so naturally I had to go…

Smile!

I am very excited to announce that I got my first Smile Box when I was in South Africa! I have seen this all over social media, but because the box has wine, it can’t be shipped to me in Dubai.  Boo.  It’s got so many yummy goodies that I would otherwise! The idea is…

Harbour Rock, Hermanus

We had a bit of a lazy morning after Catharina De Bliquy’s private exhibition the night before.  It had been a wonderful night (as you may have read here) but it was a late one and quite a drive home! We did decide a drive was in order though, and also somewhere new to explore….

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….

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.