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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 34 and last day of Level 2, 20 September 2020.


Sunday 20 September 2020, Day 34 and last day of Level 2, Day 178 of Lockdown 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for another day of rain, at 16C, with a little bite this afternoon, our second wet Sunday in a row, making it a lazy stay-in-bed morning; for a fresh walk through Camps Bay, with litter to pick up; for a quick shop at Woolies, getting back just in time before the next drizzle; more peace and quiet at home; for a second walk, up to the Tidal Pool; for some Playlist dancing 💃 to make up my step goal; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Venishree Mayer: From automotive marketing star to producer of star ADHARA premium extra virgin olive oil!


I met Venishree Mayer of Fraaigelegen Farm in Tulbagh with her husband Jürgen for the first time last Saturday, but have connected with her since I started the Lockdown Food Delivery and Collection Restaurant Facebook Group in May, being a very generous sponsor of her beautiful chic olive oil bottles as prizes, as well as in recognition of the Cape’s top women restaurateurs for Women’s Day. Venishree and Jürgen shared their story over lunch about moving from Germany to Tulbagh five years ago, and in creating their award-winning ADHARA premium extra virgin olive oil. Continue reading →

Eat Out Awards 2019 full of drama and surprises, new awards, La Colombe overtakes The Test Kitchen for the first time as new number one restaurant in South Africa!

I cannot remember when an Eat Out Awards event was so exciting in its Top 10 countdown, with so many surprise restaurants on this year’s list, reflecting how more daring the Eat Out judging team has become, no longer playing it safe, which is highly commended. Since Chef Margot Janse took over in heading the Eat Out Awards judging panel in 2018, she has been ruthless in her restaurant recognition, which we already noticed when Eat Out announced its Top 30 nomination shortlist for this year, in some of the top restaurants it excluded! Continue reading →