Category Archives: dining out

BJ’s at La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

A visit to Hermanus is not the same unless you have a meal at BJ’s.  Very sadly, it was burnt down not long before hubby and I visited Cheryl and Bob last month.  Totally devastating for locals, and visitors alike, many of … Continue reading

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The Shuntin’ Shed in Bot River

A few more posts still to come from our trip down to Hermanus and Somerset West … Now this is awesome !!   A diner in a railway shunting shed !! Definitely a quirky place !!!   It’s filled with railway memorabilia … Continue reading

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Wine tasting at Creation Wines, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus

Along the now tarred R320 through the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley linking Hermanus to Caledon there are several wine estates, one of which is Creation.  I have been wanting to do a wine tasting there as I often buy Creation’s Syrah/Grenache blend … Continue reading

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Dutchies at Grotto Beach, Hermanus

Continuing from my previous posts on places of interest in Stanford which included Klein River Farmstead for their delicious cheeses, a quick visit to Raka Winery to purchase a new wine bottle opener, and a short walk-about at The Royal Oke,  hubby and I, with … Continue reading

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Misty Midlands of KwaZulu Natal

On our return from Umngazi in the Transkei, hubby and I stopped for a night in the Midlands. What a change in temperature from the hot and humid coast of the Transkei!! The Midlands was misty, rainy and rather chilly!! … Continue reading

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Lunch at 96 Winery Road

Hubby and I have been to 96 Winery Road  many times over the last 11 years my Mum has been in the Home in Somerset West, and not thinking, this time, I didn’t take decent photographs as I have taken … Continue reading

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Lunch and wine tasting at Rust en Vrede

After my Mum’s memorial, hubby, Ian, my cousin Barry and I went to Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch for lunch and wine tasting.   Mum would have approved and, I am sure, she was with us in spirit.  She loved a … Continue reading

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Our bungalow at Umngazi

Whoo hoo …. hubby and I had one of the honeymoon suites at Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa!!  It was simply fabulous!!  Secluded with river and sea view.  It was magic!!  Like being in Mauritius but without the flights!!   We … Continue reading

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Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa

Well .. this is the second time I’m doing this post 😦  I had nearly completed it when it disappeared!!  Gobbled up by little tiny people inside the computer !!  Cannot believe it!!  And … it’s not the first time this … Continue reading

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Reunion with my cousins in Somerset West

My apologies for being a little quiet on my blog. Hubby and I returned a week ago, from six days in Somerset West, visiting my Mum and having the most amazing time reuniting with my cousins Barry and Gavin.   Unfortunately we only … Continue reading

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