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Wolfkop & Citrusdal

6 Oct

Wolfkop View

Our September long weekend was a much anticipated break for us, and getting out of town was essential.  This time we weren’t looking for adventure, we were looking for REST. After discarding several overpriced and over complicated ideas, we decided to head to the Cederberg, just over two years since our last Citrusdal weekend away […]

Arniston Revisted

2 Feb

Arniston ice cream van

Sometimes, to truly relax, I feel that I actually have to get away from home, away from my beloved to-do lists and the (self-improved) pressure to be useful on the weekend.  I have posted about Arniston before, but it remains one of favourite weekend-away spots and last weekend we were very fortunate to be invited […]

West Coast National Park & Darling

22 Sep

West Coast National Park

Possibly one of the best things about a proper sopping wet Cape Winter is the Cape Spring that follows.  If you’re not already queuing outside the West Coast National Park this morning, I suggest you go get your picnic basket on and make a plan to “go see the flowers”.  Last weekend, in the name […]

Montagu & Greyton – small town inspiration

29 Apr

Greyton Market Lemonade

We’ve hit that stage of life with our group of friends where 21sts are just happy (blurry?) memories and only a few brave souls have dogs, never mind babies.  Instead it’s weddings that are coming along thick and fast.  I adore weddings, and while before my own I used to shed a little tear as […]

Houw Hoek

9 Oct

Houw Hoek Inn

There’s no better excuse for a weekend away than attending a wedding, even if it is only an hour outside of Cape Town in the beautiful Elgin/Grabouw area.  As Capetonians we tend to think that anything on the other side of Sir Lowry’s Pass is really far (should we pack padkos?), but sometimes it actually […]