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Eat like kings – drink like sluts!

Living in Cape Town makes it easy to forget sometimes that this is still Africa. The wide, well-made streets, the glitzy shops and the larney restaurants and bars seem so much more European than a ‘Third World’ country. And then you go to Villiersdorp...

Eat like kings – drink like sluts!

Living in Cape Town makes it easy to forget sometimes that this is still Africa. The wide, well-made streets, the glitzy shops and the larney restaurants and bars seem so much more European than a ‘Third World’ country. And then you go to Villiersdorp...

Whoops – Abrie did it again!

I have a lot of sympathy for Jeanette Bruwer from Springfield Estate. It must be hell trying to sell wine when your über-perfectionist brother keeps pouring it down the drain because it doesn’t meet his incredibly high standards. But so, it appears, is the...

Whoops – Abrie did it again!

I have a lot of sympathy for Jeanette Bruwer from Springfield Estate. It must be hell trying to sell wine when your über-perfectionist brother keeps pouring it down the drain because it doesn’t meet his incredibly high standards. But so, it appears, is the...

A Sacrificial Lunch!

Sunday lunch at Jonkershuis comes under the heading of ‘things we do for our children.’ To be brutally honest, I really wanted to go to either Bistro 1682 at Steenberg or the divine new River Café at Constantia Uitsig, but between us and our...

A Sacrificial Lunch!

Sunday lunch at Jonkershuis comes under the heading of ‘things we do for our children.’ To be brutally honest, I really wanted to go to either Bistro 1682 at Steenberg or the divine new River Café at Constantia Uitsig, but between us and our...

Paddling & Proteas

One of the advantages of navigating the Orange River with a winery owner is that your coolbox is never short on booze.  So claims Lorna Hughes, fresh from four days energetic paddling with a few friends and now bright and breezy behind her bottles...

Paddling & Proteas

One of the advantages of navigating the Orange River with a winery owner is that your coolbox is never short on booze.  So claims Lorna Hughes, fresh from four days energetic paddling with a few friends and now bright and breezy behind her bottles...

Slightly Rickety at the Bridge

Well, it wasn’t their fault that the wind was HOWLING down the day we chose to visit Rickety Bridge in Franschhoek. This meant we couldn’t sit outside and lose our child on the jungle gym which is always our preferred option when eating lunch....

Slightly Rickety at the Bridge

Well, it wasn’t their fault that the wind was HOWLING down the day we chose to visit Rickety Bridge in Franschhoek. This meant we couldn’t sit outside and lose our child on the jungle gym which is always our preferred option when eating lunch....

Sushi fest …

Finally!!! Lord knows it’s taken me long enough, but finally I have got round to trying the Beluga Blue Plate Special with 26 pieces of sushi for R99. Hey, they’ve only been advertising it for 2 years so you can’t say I’m not on...

Sushi fest …

Finally!!! Lord knows it’s taken me long enough, but finally I have got round to trying the Beluga Blue Plate Special with 26 pieces of sushi for R99. Hey, they’ve only been advertising it for 2 years so you can’t say I’m not on...

Mud, mud – glorious mud!

Do you remember The Hippopotamus Song by Flanders and Swann? I must say it seemed particularly relevant to us last Sunday lunchtime on a fabulously sunny day out in Franschhoek at Klein Genot. Joey Diamond, convivial and chatty owner of Klein Genot, has been...

Mud, mud – glorious mud!

Do you remember The Hippopotamus Song by Flanders and Swann? I must say it seemed particularly relevant to us last Sunday lunchtime on a fabulously sunny day out in Franschhoek at Klein Genot. Joey Diamond, convivial and chatty owner of Klein Genot, has been...

Fab Fun at the Franschhoek Fizz Fest!

Ah-ha – bet you all thought I wasn’t going to write about fizz anymore didn’t you? Fat chance, especially after this weekend which was one of the most awesome festivals and all-round good times I can remember having for many a month. Yes, it...

Fab Fun at the Franschhoek Fizz Fest!

Ah-ha – bet you all thought I wasn’t going to write about fizz anymore didn’t you? Fat chance, especially after this weekend which was one of the most awesome festivals and all-round good times I can remember having for many a month. Yes, it...

I’m Lovin’ it!! – what I’ve been drinking this week.

De Meye Unwooded Chardonnay 2009 – RRP R48 I loved it because – it’s crisp, dry and fruity without being searingly acidic, it’s only 12.5% alcohol which makes it very easy to drink, it went FABULOUSLY with my sushi and the new label and...

I’m Lovin’ it!! – what I’ve been drinking this week.

De Meye Unwooded Chardonnay 2009 – RRP R48 I loved it because – it’s crisp, dry and fruity without being searingly acidic, it’s only 12.5% alcohol which makes it very easy to drink, it went FABULOUSLY with my sushi and the new label and...

The bubbles go on – and on, and on …

Truly sorry if you don’t like sparkling wine folks, but it just seems that EVERYTHING I am going to these days involves fizz. In fact, now I think about it, actually I am not going to apologise for this because the more fizz and...

The bubbles go on – and on, and on …

Truly sorry if you don’t like sparkling wine folks, but it just seems that EVERYTHING I am going to these days involves fizz. In fact, now I think about it, actually I am not going to apologise for this because the more fizz and...