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Misfits a mix of restaurant, Gin Academy, wine shop, coffee bar, event venue, and work space!


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.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 7 of Level 1, 7 October 2021


Thursday 7 October 2021, Day 7 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for an unusual day, starting with the fabulous inclusion of Zest onto The Inside Guide Hottest 30 new restaurants list; for allowing myself to take the afternoon off so that Annette Krueck and I could see the Bond ‘No Time to Die’ movie at the Labia Cinema, a two and a half hour long movie with lots of skop, skiet and donder as is expected of a Bond movie; for fetching my poppyseed rolls at Dinkel Bakery, and my German cold meat treats at Hartlief (they have the best droëwors too); for a delicious Tasting Menu dinner paired with five wines at Utopia, it being full with a buzz, Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 23 of Level 1, 23 March 2021


Tuesday 23 March 2021, Day 23 of Level 1, Day 362 of Lockdown. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for a beautiful day at 28C and 31C in town, with two summer days to follow before the weather changes; for an organized writing morning; for my apartment being cool this afternoon when I did a little snooze; for an energetic walk through my little alleyways in Bakoven, not thinking that I would have the energy to do so in the heat, and gained 300 Discovery points; for a drive in the breeze at sunset to meet two German tourists at Utopia Cape Town, having a drink with them; and for being happy and healthy. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Is Government realistic in speculation of opening SA borders to all international visitors by December?


In an interview with EWN, and reported by Business Tech, Tourism Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said that she ‘hopes’ that our country’s borders will be reopened to all foreign tourists before the holiday period commences in December.  This speculation by the Minister comes against a background of a dramatic Second Wave spike in Covid-19 infections in many European countries, the UK, and the USA, which is expected to worsen as they face winter.  Continue reading →