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South Africa – my country

Kloof Corner Hike

Kloof Corner Hike from Kloof Corner, following the telephone wires that sit on the corner of the mountain up to the top of Table Mountain is an epic hike. It offers beautiful views of Lion’s Head, Cape Town City Bowl... Continue Reading →

Aloe Durban

It’s winter in Cape Town and it’s cold, wet (thank goodness for the rain though) and a bit miserable. Durban is a great, affordable destination in South Africa in winter because it’s so warm. Think about wearing shorts and t-shirts... Continue Reading →

Kerry’s Cape Town To-Do list 2017 – volume 2

I can’t believe that it took me only about 3 months to work through the first volume of my Cape Town to-do list. And what a blast it has been! It has taken some commitment on my part, the sourcing... Continue Reading →

Could this be the most pretentious restaurant in the world

When I lived in New York for two years, working as a corporate lawyer, eating out at some of the best restaurants in the world became a regular weekly event and very soon lost its appeal for me. And although... Continue Reading →

Cape Point Vineyards, Noordhoek

I finally made it to a Thursday night market at Cape Point Vineyards in Noordhoek. It only took me about 8 years after it had opened. I missed the summer season so there was no rolling about drinking wine (or... Continue Reading →

The Secret Location Tidal Pool

On a warmish afternoon in the Cape Town autumn, we decided to drive out to the tidal pool located some where on the Cape Peninsula. The tidal pool is a decent size and has magnificent views of the ocean, but... Continue Reading →

Belay me at CityRock

I have heard about the indoor climbing walls at CityRock in Observatory, Cape Town for a few years now but I did not realise that it has been around since forever. My one friend told us a charming story about... Continue Reading →

Woodstock Walkabout

I have been to Woodstock many times to visit the morning market at the Old Biscuit Mill, to buy second-hand furniture, paint, tyres, fabric and furniture shop at the Palms. Although the area still retains most of its original charm... Continue Reading →

That time I swam from Llandudno to Camps Bay

I stared out deep in thought looking towards the cityscape before me while we motored along the coast on the boat from the Waterfront past Mouille Point, Sea Point, Bantry Bay... towards our final destination of Llandudno. Cape Town looked... Continue Reading →

Hola Hermanus

Hermanus (or Hermies as it is more affectionately known by us locals) is like a second-home to me. I visited it again this past long weekend and was inspired to compile my top 10 favourite things to do in Hermies.... Continue Reading →

Ballin’ at Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren in Franschhoek, which opened its doors to the public in 2010, has become the current most popular and well-known wine farm in Cape Town (sorry Spier). The farm’s first owner, Pieter van der Byl, was inspired by a koppie... Continue Reading →

The Kasteelspoort Ledge Mystery Revealed

Last year, when I was living in Dublin, Ireland, images of Cape Town on social media used to haunt me. There was one particular photo of people posing on a dramatic ledge (aka The Ledge) somewhere on Table Mountain with... Continue Reading →

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