Tales of a Fish Out of Water

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 →

What to bring to S.E. Asia

These are my top things to bring on any trip to S.E. Asia and they can't fit into a backpack. Humour When you haven’t showered in two days, your sweaty hair is plastered to the side of our face, your... 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 →

Gritty Women

Last weekend I participated in a photo shoot in my swim bikini for some stock photos under the theme of “gritty women of sport”. The production company approached our open water swimming group and I thought it sounded like a... 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 →

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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