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Rietvlei flooded as storms hit Cape Town

In Out & About On 16 August 2013 2 Comments

Last time we had this kind of flooding in Cape Town was in 2007. Today we travelled around Rietvlei and down to Milnerton to capture photos of what’s… Read More »

Boulders Beach at Simonstown, Home to the Jackass Penguins

In Out & About On 12 July 2013 0 Comments

Boulders Beach in Simonstown is home to some 2500 penguins, these penguins are known as jackass penguins because of the braying sounds they make. They look so awkward… Read More »


Southern Elephant seal on Blouberg beach today

In Wildlife On 7 February 2013 0 Comments

We received an email from Trevor Hardaker at 3.48pm today reporting a Southern Elephant seal had hauled itself onto Blouberg beach opposite Doodles Restaurant, in Table View. I… Read More »


Cape Town From The Air

In Out & About On 28 December 2012 0 Comments

During these holidays we decided to embark on a new adventure and go on a helicopter ride. We have flown many times in those great big aircraft put… Read More »


Kirstenbosch Summer Concert Programme November 2012 to April 2013

In Interesting Things On 30 October 2012 0 Comments

It is that exciting time of the year when Kirstenbosch opens its Summer Concerts out on the lawns. Bring your blanket and picnic basket and be sure to… Read More »


On the other side of the fence: the diary of a South African expat in New Zealand coming back to SA for a year

In Interesting Things On 29 March 2012 7 Comments

Carol is a guest blogger on Everything, sharing her thoughts and dreams of returning to South Africa for a year after emigrating to New Zealand over 20 years… Read More »


Firing of the Noon Day Gun on Signal Hill

In Out & About On 6 October 2011 0 Comments

One of the highlights of Cape Town is the firing of the Noon Day Gun which is accurately fired at exactly 12 noon every day, from the Lion… Read More »

Cape Town

City of Cape Town: the jewel in the crown

In Out & About On 9 August 2011 1 Comment

The city of Cape Town is said to be the most well run city in South Africa. They claim to be the most efficient, have the best tourism,… Read More »

Bashews soft drinks, cool drinks, cold drinks

Cape Town’s delicious Bashews soft drinks now available in stores

In Interesting Things On 7 August 2011 0 Comments

Cape Town has a rich culture all of its own, with inherited tastes and foods from many varied ancestors, but some of these tastes, through all the mixing… Read More »