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Cape Town tourist icon Chapman’s Peak turns 100 years old!


The 100 year inauguration anniversary of Chapman’s Peak, or Chappies as it is known locally, was celebrated in Cape Town recently.

Work on the Drive commenced in 1915, cutting a road along a number of ridges, to connect Hout Bay and Noordhoek.  The building of the road by prisoners, at a cost of £20000, was hailed as an engineering feat when it officially opened on 6 May 1922, inaugurated as Chapman’s Peak Drive.

Motorists were offered free access through Chapman’s Peak Drive on the anniversary weekend. The normal fee for motor vehicles is R54.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 10 of Level 1, 10 October 2021


Sunday 10 October 2021, Day 10 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a lovely day, dominated by the Cape Town Cycle Tour, which kept us at home for most of the day; for the first cyclists coming past at 8h00, being ready to take some pics; for locals encouraging the cyclists all day, even bringing their chairs and having a barbecue on the pavement in Bakoven; for getting two blogposts written for the week ahead; for two Bakoven walks; for getting my steps completed without any extra dancing this evening; for being allowed back on the streets at Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 9 of Level 1, 9 October 2021.


Saturday 9 October, Day 9 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful day, starting with good rain, and clearing to a 19C day; for being able to escape Loadshedding at 8h00 by having breakfast with Viv Warby at Zest, loving Chef Evidence’s breakfast, mine a Zest breakfast with scrambled egg and Viv’s Avo and feta on toast with halloumi on the side; for work when I returned, most of my posts being in honour of #PinotageDay today; for a glorious sleep, even though I had a solid 8 hour sleep last night 🙏; for a Bakoven walk; for a good Continue reading →

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


Saturday 2 October 2021, Day 2 of Level 1

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for rain this morning and the lightest drizzle this afternoon, a chilly day that warmed up as the sun came out but cold now; for a morning meeting at Zest, it being so busy that it’s hard to sit down before the restaurant fills up, and enjoying a yoghurt and fruit bowl for breakfast; for seeing Graham Sonnenberg and Tony De Klerk at Zest for the second time in two days 💙; for Herman Lategan writing a lovely review about eating at Zest; for my bed linen washed and dried at the laundry nearby in Sea Point, within two hours while I was at the meeting; for posting for clients when Continue reading →