Category Archives: accommodation

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 12 of Level 3, 23 September 2021


Thursday 23 September 2021, Day 12 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a good night’s sleep, with a good time of deep sleep, being more of a light sleeper; for preparing for my client meetings today; for a walk through Bakoven; for my rolls waiting for me at Dinkel and succumbing to a Berliner, the best I’ve had in years, oozing lots of apricot jam; for a shopping trip to Hartlief; for good Status meetings for Anatoli and Utopia, the latter being full for dinner tonight, and for lunch and dinner for the next two days, and introducing a new Tasting Menu Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Level 2, 22 September 2021


Wednesday 22 September 2021, Day 10 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#gratefui for a wonderful hot day, at 26C, with amazing sunsets tonight; for 2 Discovery Gameboard plays, allowing me to buy a Woolworths shopping voucher; for a hard working day, every second weekday being a catch up day, it getting busier and busier, luckily being at home all day until late this afternoon when I drove to Zest to welcome Mamohau Seseane, a Kfm presenter on Sunday evenings, with the most beautiful voice, we having last seen each other dancing at HQ two years ago; for a Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 9 of Level 2, 21 September 2021


Tuesday 21 September 2021, Day 9 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a busy day, with an early start, having to be at Zest at 9h00 for a breakfast of newkings boutique hotel and Piazza da Luz staff, as a thank you gesture from owner Romao da Luz; for a chat and catch up with Michael MacKenzie who was also breakfasting at Zest, staying in the newkings hotel; for seeing Lynn Matthias, Therese Kallie and Renate Flint, who were attending a birthday lunch of 20 persons at Zest, a number of them being members of the International Women’s Club; for a quick shop at Woolies, and for being able to use the new Woolies NOW NOW Wifi when I Continue reading →

Germany and the USA lift South Africa from their high-risk Traveller Lists !


While the UK remains steadfast in keeping South Africa on its Red List, Germany and the USA have announced the welcome news that they will welcome travellers from South Africa, report Businesstech and fin24.

Each of these two countries still have some entrance requirements, but these are mild compared to the rigorous regulations demanded of local travellers by the UK Government.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 8 of Level 2, 20 September 2021


Monday 20 September 2021, Full Moon, Day 8 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that just got better and better, starting with a wake-up arrival back into the building at 2h00 this morning by Sacha Jack’s EbbTide 201 tenant Franklin, ready to start a party with his loud music, I luckily being able to fall sleep again; for glorious rain this morning; for a hard-working morning; for an hour long interview by brand new magazine IconicSA editor Isaac, for their inaugural October issue, focusing on my role as being an honest and controversial restaurant Continue reading →

SA Tourism body fumes over UK’s refusal to remove SA from its Red List!


The UK removed a number of countries, including Kenya, Pakistan, Egypt, and The Maldives, from its Red List last week, but South Africa was not one the nine countries benefiting from the travel relaxation, reports Daily Maverick. 

SA Tourism Services Association (SATSA) CEO David Frost spoke out harshly, describing the decision by the UK to not include our country as ‘scandalous and completely unacceptable’. Continue reading →

Corona Virus:Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 5 of Level 2, 17 September 2021


Friday 17 September 2021, Day 5 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for an action-packed day, but well-timed with one exception; for a sunny warm 21C day but with the South-Easter blowing; for my rolls and also eggs waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery;  for good Anatoli and Utopia Status meetings, the first time we’ve held them in the morning, as the client postponed them to today; for dropping off Chef Prim Reddy Chapter prize of Adhara Extra Virgin olive oil as a 2021 Top 10 Woman Chef at her Indian Chapter restaurant in Blouberg, sadly she not there; for a good status meeting at Harvest Culture Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Labotessa Café; Sour Service Award goes to Sandak-Lewin !


The Sweet Service Award goes to Labotessa Hotel, and its owner Johan du Plessis. I was having some of the delicious appleltaart and cream at the Labotessa  Café when Johan came up t9 me and gifted me some of the hotel’s Dyptique shampoo and conditioner room amenities, my absolute favourite, and the second such gift.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 2 of Level 2, 14 September 2021


Tuesday 14 September 2021, Day 2 of Level 2 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another wonderful day, starting early, so that I could fit in all my work into the morning; for a Bakoven walk; for productive meetings with newkings boutique hotel and Zest; for a quick shop at Woolies in Piazza da Luz; for a lovely outing to Hout Bay with Gary Peterson, invited to attend the preview of Vida Nova Retreat in Hout Bay, a hotel, spa, an indoor and outdoor bar, restaurant, pool, the facilities open to use by locals and hotel guests, invited by Kirsten Reyneke, loving her organizing us each a foot massage at the Spa…… 👏 ; for a quick walk on the beach near Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 1 of Level 2, 13 September 2021


Monday 13 September 2021, Day 1 of Level 2

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a continuous 8 hour sleep, a luxury I haven’t had in ages, feeling energized for what I knew was going to be a busy day; for a sunny day with a mild South-Easter; for work work work work work, Mondays always being busier and closing times having to be changed on all our platforms when we go into a new Lockdown Level; for a maintenance contractor coming to quote on a balustrade at the apartment, something I have begged Sandak Lewin to do for the past 2 years, the contractor sounding very knowledgeable, so much Continue reading →