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Cape Town – my home town

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 →

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 →

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 →

Blue Bird Garage Food & Goods Market and top tips on how to dominate the Cape Town market scene

There are a number of tempting food markets around Cape Town for almost every day of the week (particularly in summer): Wednesday: Earth Fair Market in Tokai and Vineyard Oval Market, Thursday: Cape Point Vineyards and City Bowl Market on... Continue Reading →

Wally’s Cave

First on my Cape Town to-do list was Wally’s Cave because (1) it is a free activity, (2) it is close to where I live and (3) I had heard it was a relatively short hike. When starting to tick... Continue Reading →

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