The West Coast is regarded by many Capetonians and locals as a road that links to a few coastal towns and mainly leads one to Namibia. In Spring it is well known as a flower bed.
However, it offers tourists two special places to visit, just one hour out of Cape Town, and before you reach Langebaan: the !Kwha Ttu San Culture and Heritage Centre as well as the Buffelsfontein Game Reserve. As a Tourist Guide I have taken German tourists to both destinations, and they have enjoyed our visits to both. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Utopia Cape Town, which is in a non-Loadshedding zone in De Waterkant, my friend and I being able to complete our Instagram account challenge with perfect lighting, receiving fantastic service from Bryan, and celebrating our challenge accomplishment.
I was recently contacted by Ideas Cartel owner Schuyler Vorster, and invited to experience it. We have never met. I had to Google the directions to find the venue, and was surprised to see that it was the former Beluga, which closed down during Lockdown.
Subsequently I returned to the restaurant twice, for a dinner invitation, and then for an ice cream and gin pairing.
Misfits is a restaurant, entertainment venue, event venue, Inverroche Gin Academy, work space, coffee bar, wine shop, and indoor golf putting area.
The Sweet Service Award goes to TakeaLot, the delivery service I trust, not being a fan of online ordering generally. I found a reasonably priced USP to keep my internet router going, and ordered one as well as some cat food. I was given a one week delivery time, probably due to the USP availability, but the actual delivery was done in two working days after placing the order. The company communication about the delivery is easy, and even allowed me to change the delivery date to suit my availability. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Hartlief in the Garden’s Centre, for its friendly staff in the cold meat section and at the till, noticing when once has not shopped there for a while (for dietary reasons). On my last visit I was warned that their droëwors was drier than usual, and I was given a piece to try. Compared to its Constantia Branch, and Continental Butchery on Kloof Street, it is the most pleasant and least expensive German Deli to shop at in my experience. One can pre-order telephonically, one’s order being ready and waiting when one arrives!
#grateful for a quiet peaceful day; for a beautiful warm 29C day; for writing a blogpost this morning; for doing some client work; for a walk to Camps Bay; for Marlene Du Plessis-Zoetl coming to visit, with cocktails and snacks, catching up on the local restaurant scene and life in Germany 💙; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
#grateful for a catch up day, postponing today’s client meetings to tomorrow; for posting for my clients; for a call from Jeanine at The Grand, apologizing for the service issues 🙏; for a lovely message from my Safari Tour clients; for a good sunset walk in a strong wind, blowing away the cobwebs; for enjoying the silence around me today; for Zest receiving a good review in the Good Bad and Nasty FaceBook Group; for seeing kind Henry again; for two Discovery Gameboard plays and cashing in on a Woolworths shopping voucher; and and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
Now that Chef Liam Tomlin’s planned Russian restaurant in Moscow is unlikely to see the light of day for some time to come, he is putting all his energy into the renovations of an historic three-storey Tintswalo-owned building across the road from his first-ever Chefs Warehouse in Heritage Square, now called Pinchos.
It is said that Chef Liam is planning to leave or close Pinchos, the branch just not as successful in attracting customers as the Chefs Warehouses at Beau Constantia, Tintswalo, and Franschhoek. Tomlin has recently walked away from his Mazza and Local establishments in the former HQ, also located in Heritage Square.
Last week The Pottery opened next door to Dizzy’s on The Drive in Camps Bay, after a much-needed renovation of the space, which served as Dizzy’s Bar for many years. Two of the three owners of The Pottery live in Camps Bay, and have promised that at least one of them will be at the restaurant at any time.
Camps Bay is the fourth The Pottery branch to open, other branches being in George, Ballito, and Jeffrey’s Bay.
The food and beverage offering is limited but its quality and pricing is excellent, a bonus for Camps Bay locals.