Why You Must Visit The Spice Route in Paarl

There are many (delicious) reasons why you should visit the Spice Route in Paarl.  We went to the Spice Route and this is what we experienced while we were there. The Barley & Biltong Emporium We started our Spice Route “adventure” at the Barley & Biltong Emporium. Barley & Biltong is a beer garden, serving CBC beer,... Continue Reading →

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Coffee on Table View Beach in Cape Town

  I love summer and being able to spend time on one of the many wonderful beaches in and around Cape Town is always a privilege. The weather this weekend was amazing. It was hot, but not too hot. There was enough wind for the kitesurfers to enjoy themselves but not so much that we... Continue Reading →

Why I Love Babylonstoren

The big garden at Babylonstoren is at the heart of this working farm and was inspired by the historic Company’s Garden in Cape Town. It also links back to the mythological hanging gardens of Babylon. The garden comprises of fruit, vegetables, indigenous plants, and fragrant lawns. The chamomile lawn is one of my favourite places to relax... Continue Reading →

Anthea Hughes & Her Horse Dixie

Anthea: "Life as I know it really started in the small West Coast town of Saldanha, where my brother and I grew up in a loving, happy home with our parents. We spent weekends in the beach buggy riding over the dunes or playing in the rock pools catching fish while our dad was diving... Continue Reading →

40 Wine Estates Worth Visiting in Franschhoek

1. Allee Bleue Wine Estate Allée Bleue has a fresh produce shop with a delicious selection of homemade pies, ciabattas, various cheeses, homemade pestos, olives, olive oil, wine and much more. Wine Tasting takes place in the Allée Bleue tasting room. Allée Bleue is child-friendly and has a jungle gym, jumping castle and sandpit to keep the kids entertained. The Bistro at Allée... Continue Reading →

Jaco Kruger – Magnanimous Man

When I asked Jaco why he decided on the name Magnanimous man, his answer was short and simple – It is the way he tries to live his life – it is a philosophical way of living, being good-hearted in all situations in a crazy, greedy society” Jaco moved from Bloemfontein to Illovu beach, Kingsburgh... Continue Reading →

12 Wine Estates Worth Visiting in Durbanville

1. Altydgedacht Wine Estate Altydgedacht Estate is a family farm, established in 1698, making it one of the oldest farms in the country. The estate has a relaxed farm feel and the wine tasting is presented in the original 300-year-old cellar. Their Sauvignon Blanc and Pinotage have both won many awards, as well as their... Continue Reading →

Coffee Shop Review: Bootlegger Coffee Company

I have seen the Bootlegger Coffee Company all over Cape Town. They have shops in Bakoven, Cape Quarter, Century City, Green Point, Harrington, Kalkbay, Kenilworth, Muizenberg, Point Mall, Salt River, Sea Point, Three Anchor Bay, Tokai and a promise of more coming soon. My family was visiting from Kimberley and we spent the day exploring... Continue Reading →

7 Wine Estates Worth Visiting in Constantia

Constantia is a beautiful suburb in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the oldest wine-making region in the southern hemisphere. Here are the seven wine estates in Constantia and the reasons why they are worth visiting: 1. Buitenverwachting Buitenverwachting originally formed part of the Constantia Estate. The Restaurant at Buitenverwachting caters for relaxed and deli-style... Continue Reading →

Over 100 Ways To Do Good & Be Kind

Apologize first Ask “What can I do to make your day better” Always keep your word Adopt a pet from a shelter Answer the phone Bake something for someone else Be an athlete for Bibles with Open Doors Be kind to someone who annoys you Become an Organ Donor Become a Sea Rescue Volunteer Become a Volunteer or... Continue Reading →

The Day I Drank A Death Wish Coffee

The Coffee Shop - Haas Collective Haas is a very trendy, very interesting Coffee Shop in Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.  This popular coffee shop is known for sourcing the finest beans from around the world. They also offer some more “exotic” coffees for the brave. It was here at Haas that I was brave enough to... Continue Reading →

Five Things To Do in Swaziland

Swaziland is the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere. It is surrounded on the north and south by South Africa, and on the east, it borders Mozambique. Swaziland offers lots to do, see and experience for tourist, travelers, and locals. Here are just 5 of the many things you can do in Swaziland: 1. Stay at the Mlilwane... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Book of Joy

The Book Title - The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World Authors -  Dalai Lama XIV, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams. Published in 2016 by Cornerstone Publishers Genre / Category Self-help / Personal Growth / Philosophy What is the Book About The Book of Joy is a conversation between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and... Continue Reading →

What is Coffee?

WHAT IS COFFEE? Sounds like a silly question, but if someone would ask you – “What is Coffee” what will you tell them? “A Cup of Excellence”, “Magic in a Cup” – I think that explains it pretty well, but let’s talk about what coffee really is. According to the Oxford Dictionary – Coffee (noun)... Continue Reading →

The First Time I Ate an Espetada

A friend and I were doing a roadtrip from Cape Town to East London and one of our stops on the roadtrip was in the beautiful coastal town, Plettenberg Bay, or Plett as most South Africans call it. We decided to spend the night. After booking into a hotel we drove around looking for a restaurant... Continue Reading →

Things To Do in Cape Town and Surrounds

1. Go on a 4 x 4 Dune Eco Adventure Go on a 4 x 4 Dune Eco Adventure just outside Atlantis – A 5 hour Drive with an instructor, an opportunity to drive under supervision and sandboarding on request. Refreshments are severed all day and lunch is usually a traditional South African braai. 2. Abseil... Continue Reading →

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