Category Archives: Cape Town

Fun, family, friends .. and wine (naturally!) .. in Franschhoek

Time is passing so I think I’m going to have to start our Cape visit blog posts with … “On our recent trip down to the Cape”  … …. …… hubby and I spent a really lovely day with Ian and Kathy, … Continue reading

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It wasn’t Kalky’s but wine and lunch at Steenberg was superb!

Our two night stay at The Vineyard came to an end with a leisurely scrumptious breakfast.  The plan was to make our way to the elusive Kalky’s in Kalk Bay.   I say elusive because we’ve tried to find it on a … Continue reading

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Lush gardens at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town

I love wandering around the beautiful gardens of the hotel on the banks of the Liesbeek River.  I have written a post about the gardens in April 2010 .. a different time … a different season.  This time it was misty and drizzly … Continue reading

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Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town

This is the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands, Cape Town .. how could you not love waking up to this !!!    We stayed here for two nights .. such a treat !!! On windy days umbrellas are lowered.  From our window … Continue reading

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Day two of our Cape holiday

A ‘short and sweet’ post as our house is topsy turvy with painters.  And the dust!!!  Incredible!!   Fine white dust from sanding rough bits on walls and burglar bars.   It’s so fine it creeps through sheeting I’ve used to cover … Continue reading

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Cape : SA travel reminiscences

Following on from the Helderberg Mountains of the previous post,  here are two more pics from our beautiful Cape ..

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On a happier note in the Cape ….

… having arrived in Cape Town at midday, Kathy and I, later that afternoon, sat on the stunning deck of the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Waterfront overlooking the sea drinking cappuccinos while we waited for a friend of hers.  They had … Continue reading

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