Tag Archives: Kalk Bay

SA Travel Ban: a good news story of a German couple staying in Cape Town a week longer than planned!


German couple Wolfgang and Cornelial wanted some Cape sunshine, and booked a two week trip to Cape Town spontaneously.  Their travel agent booked them three destinations: Franschhoek, Sanbona, and the V& A Waterfront in Cape Town. They had visited Cape Town seven years ago.

The Travel Ban was instituted by most countries in Europe, the USA and UK on their last day, a Black Friday of 26 November.  They received notification late that evening that their Qatar flight to Frankfurt had been cancelled for the following day. Instead of being upset about it, they saw the positive side of it, in enjoying a further week in our beautiful Cape and country.  Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 64 of Level 1, 3 December 2021

Friday 3 December 2021, Day 64 of Level 1

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a busy day, getting up at 6h00, to squeeze in as much client work as possible; for the fantastic news that Utopia won Africa’s Best Rooftop Restaurant 2021, in amazing company of other category winners Wolfgat, La Colombe, and Chefs Warehouse Tintswalo ❤️❤️❤️; for fetching my German tourists at the V&A to take them on a day trip on their last Cape Town day down to the south, including Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek, Kommetjie, Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay; for the Boulders Beach cashier recognizing my Tourist Guiding badge, and reversing my entrance fee at Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 3, 21 August 2021


Saturday 21 August 2021, Day 26 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another fabulous day, with a number of firsts; for seeing so many heart clouds and a stone, collecting the latter a passion I share with Heidi Klum Gala reported today; for getting my work done in good time this morning, allowing me to be out and about all day; for tea with Rose Klein and Hans-Werner Klein; for a tea treat at Tryn Restaurant at Steenberg, dropping off the Adhara olive oil prize to Chef Kerry Kilpin, one of our 2021 Top 10 Women Chefs; for an amazing exhilarating walk with Rose from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay and back, 11000 steps in total, walking Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal Day 13 of Level 4, 10 July 2021


Saturday 10 July 2021, Day 13 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a wonderful day after a night of zero noise disturbance 💙; doing some work and then heading out to collect Emma in Pinelands, to start our Southern Suburbs Roadtrip, including tea with Stuart Bailey at The Andros Boutique Hotel, the Black Forest German Butcher, Lime Tree Café, and Collaborate in Fish Hoek, to meet Carina du Randt for tea and the most entertaining reunion, meeting her friend George; for a walk through Kalk Bay, and ending off with a delicious ice cream at Bootlegger in Muizenberg 🍦; for the sun coming out from behind the clouds, giving us a 15C day; Continue reading →