The Best Accommodation in Cape Town is in the Country

For centuries, until the advent of steel ships, sailing boats coming around the Cape of Good Hope would anchor in Hout (wood or forest) Bay, if they needed to undergo any repairs. The forest is still there, although depleted of its largest yellowwood, stinkwood, ironwood and other forest giants, but the upper tract of the [...]

April 20th, 2016|

The Ultimate Winelands Tour

I think we were polishing off the third or fourth bottle of wine when one of the party piped up: “So take why don’t you take us (i.e. your friends) to some of places you take your touring clients?” With the gauntlet laid down I put together my idea of the ultimate Cape Winelands tour, [...]

April 8th, 2016|

A Window Back In Time

Visitors to Cape Town typically want to see the city’s “flesh pots” – Table Mountain, Cape Point, Boulders Beach penguins, Kirstenbosch … which are all very good things to see. However, I was impressed this past weekend when I went up to Paternoster – about 2 hours’ drive up the West Coast – and saw [...]

February 15th, 2016|