So near, yet so far – Cape Town still dry!

We have all been hoping/praying/dancing/chanting for rain. 3 days ago dark clouds rolled in over the Western Cape. No one had expected it, but we awoke to a deep and gentle rain. Small problem however, we weren’t sleeping at home – we were visiting friends! Our major catchment area remains parched. This life-giving refreshing rain…

Cape Town greets Level 6bWater Restrictions tomorrow…

There is a logic to naming hurricanes … alphabetically – one season boy names, the next is for the girls… and then categories by severity. So even a benign name like Mary is given menace when tagged with category 5 conditions – you know its time to run. Not so the naming of water restrictions…

Chefs on Fire

Take 5 top chefs, some open coal fires, endless top notch wines, a heavenly setting and a rock ‘n roll band… and you have a serious party on your hands! For the past 4 years we have made the annual pilgrimage to the valley to celebrate all things Pinot Each year we think its as…

More Top Tapas in Cape Town with Chef Liam Tomlinson

When the swallows arrive, we know it’s time to eat out. Living in Cape Town, we are blessed with visitors who spend South African winters in the north – enjoying summer in the USA and the UK – then return for our summer. These perpetual holiday maker sun seekers can spot fun (and a great…

Sunset Salsa in Sea Point, Cape Town

As Cape Town fries in the heat of summer – somehow a little sultry sunset salsa on our first day of drizzle seemed appropriate! Take a small dance floor, a boom box to play the sexy vibes, a few energetic experts, a handful of wannabees,  an enthusiastic audience and you get the perfect end to…

Dragonridge – another fine reason to visit the Swartland

Where do you adventure when you live in Cape Town, and have hundreds of cool places to visit an hour or 2 from home? Capetonians are spoiled for choice… so, a tip for locals and visitors…. visiting a winery is a great base to launch a day out. So, how to choose? So many big brands…

Food Theatre at La Colombe – Act 1

When friends on holiday from the UK write to you weeks in advance and suggest that as food tourists, you really should also try the gems at home – what else can you do but start saving and clear your afternoon! La Colombe recently made the TripAdvisor top 10 list – coming in at a…