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The Price of Gold – photography exhibition at The Slave Lodge

13 March 2016 by Lesley No Comment

I was moved by The Price of Gold exhibition at the Slave Lodge, which has now been extended to March 31.  Photographer, Thom Pierce, traveled through the rural areas within the Eastern Cape and Orange Free State provinces to capture the stories of career mine workers who have been abandoned by their employers with minimal ...

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Faldela, cooking experience and breaking the Ramadan fast in the Bo Kaap

3 July 2015 by Lesley No Comment

I have taken many guests over the years for a cooking experience with Faldela in her home in the Cape Malay Quarter (BoKaap), and last week we enjoyed the special experience of breaking the fast with her family during the holy month of Ramadan.  At this time of year the fast is broken around 5.50pm ...

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Jean Doyle – a visit to her sculpture garden in Wynberg

26 April 2015 by Lesley No Comment

Jean Doyle is our local internationally acclaimed bronze sculptor who is known for her lovely bronze sculptures of beautiful ladies with the fuller figure.  At her home in Wynberg she has a vast array of bronze statues of ladies dancing, sun bathing and working.  Ladies celebrating their body shapes in their daily lives. While you ...

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Mnandi Textiles and Design, Observatory

24 March 2015 by Lesley No Comment

There are plenty of shops selling African fabrics and prints scattered around the city centre of Cape Town – but if you are looking for something of quality and a little special then it is worth the time to take a trip out to Observatoy to visit Mnandi Textiles and Design.  Can be difficult to ...

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Flowers at Vergelegen

1 January 2015 by Lesley No Comment

Vergelegen is one of the few vineyards open on Jan 1.  A wonderful alternative to the beach and now a place for all the family.  Vergelegen is so well known for the grandiose Manor House with Cape Dutch architecture and the three hundred year old giant Camphor trees.  We sometimes neglect to mention the gardens ...

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Grangehurst vineyard, wine tasting with Jeremy Walker

31 December 2014 by Lesley No Comment

It can be a challenge to find a special wine tasting experience during the week between Christmas day and new year as the wine region is swamped with visitors.  It was our luck that winemaker Jeremy Walker of Grangehurst was available yesterday and took my visitors Rick and Betsy Huber (USA) through his wines.  Rick ...

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Cape Town Fishmarket restaurant has relocated to the Clocktower, Waterfront

9 December 2014 by Lesley No Comment

The Cape Town Fishmarket restaurant has relocated overnight to an exciting new venue nestled in between the Robben Island gateway and the Chavonnes Battery museum on the clocktower side of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.  Previously located inside the mall close to the lower floor cinema, this new venue will now offer the diner excellent ...

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La GuGu – the new option to explore our townships with City Sightseeing

1 October 2014 by Lesley No Comment

  La GuGu tours – an exciting new option to visit the townships and learn about their history and culture.  La GuGu tours is a new tour being offered through City Sightseeing and I think an excellent way to meet locals, try some different foods and learn about our history.  The difference with La GuGu ...

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Kirstenbosch botanical gardens

Yesterday afternoon I visited the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and saw quite a splash of colour as we are reaping the rewards of the heavy rains over the winter months.  Spring is definitely on it’s way as our new flowers are beginning to appear.

Hermanus Whale Watching

12 August 2014 by Lesley No Comment

We are in the heart of the whale watching season and when we have a calm day with sunny weather I suggest everyone makes the one and half hour drive to Hermanus as we have so many Southern Right whales here at the moment.  The Southern Right whales were named as such because they were ...

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