Tag Archives: East coast

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 […]

The Otter Trail

20 Nov

Day 2 Scenery

Day 1 to Ngubu Hut (4.8km) It was with some trepidation that I hoisted my pack onto my back on the first chilly, drizzly morning to set off on five days and four nights along South Africa’s stunning southern coastline from Tsitsikamma to Natures Valley.  We’d booked our spot on the Otter Trail 11 months […]

Factory Shops and Coffee Stops – a winters day in J-Bay

19 Jun

Supertubes J-Bay

  So what does one do whilst waiting for one’s husband to finish surfing at Supertubes on a blustery winters day in Jeffery’s Bay? One might sit diligently in the rain and strain one’s eyes to take as many photos of be-wetsuited bodies cresting waves as possible hoping that at least one pic is of […]

Have you been to Arniston?

26 Feb

Arniston beach

About two and half hours along the east coast from Cape Town, through Bredasdorp and along the straight road past the ostriches, is the beautiful seaside town of Arniston – one of my favourite weekend away spots.  One reason (besides that it’s beautiful and has relatively warm water compared to Cape Town) is because it’s […]