New botanical art illustrations presents Africa’s first florilegium at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve.… Read More Grootbos Fynbos Florilegium
Saturdays used to be a about sleeping in or going to the market but recently it became about climbing a mountain. It’s now about wanting to explore and make the most of the new-found freedom and the excitement of Spring. This past Saturday a group of girls headed for Kleinmond to hike the Three Sister… Read More Blooming Beautiful
Tucked away 6km off the R44 between Bettys Bay and Kleinmond, the Kogelberg Nature Reserve is one of the hidden gems of Overberg region. Considered the heart of the Cape Floristic Region, it is renowned for being home to the highest fynbos plant diversity in the region. Top: Ceratandra atrata (Orchidaceae). Above: Lanaria lanata This… Read More Summer Blooms in the Kogelberg: Walking the Palmiet River Trail — Branch out with BotSoc
The Aristea wine brand is a story of 3 men combining their talent to produce a bespoke range of wine. It is not only what is in the bottle that is important but also the presentation. The Aristea wine label features the flower of the same name that can only be found in South Africa… Read More Aristea the wine, Aristea the flower
Pringle Bay is a 90 kilometer journey travelling south from Cape Town along the Atlantic Coast. Situated between the small village of Rooi Els and the sprawling Betty’s Bay. No high-rise beach villas here. This is a place to relax and recharge. Your first priority should be to take off your shoes and go to… Read More A Day in Pringle Bay?
Gansbaai is just less than an hour’s drive south from Hermanus. It’s a slow drive as the road is windy and a little bumpy at times. The journey takes one through beautiful fynbos landscapes and past a few of the Overberg’s fine wine estates. Halfway through the ride is the heritage town of Stanford where… Read More Road Trip to Gansbaai #WeDoTourism
It’s the first Friday of the month and in Hermanus this means that locals are doing the Art Walk. Walking from gallery to gallery there’s plenty of art to appreciate, wine to taste and people to meet. October’s Hermanus First Friday Art Walk will be remembered for all the giant proteas on display. And what… Read More Coming up proteas
The roadworks are over and you can now enjoy a smooth and comfortable drive from Gansbaai to Baardskeerdersbos in the Overberg. To do what? Oh, there’s plenty! Marietjie’s Pub & Grill and the Strandveld (yes, you’ve guessed it) Pub & Grill have been going for ages and serve wholesome country fare. New and trendy Lokal… Read More Baardskeerdersbos – Where On Earth?
A festival is a great prompt to take a trip. This weekend Gansbaai is getting loads of funk with the Funky Fynbos Festival. Groeneweide just outside Gansbaai and beyond the Franskraal turnoff is hosting the fynbos flower display. Here you can see a whale tail, penguins and a goose all made of fynbos. All the elements… Read More Gansbaai is funky this weekend #FunkyFynbos
If you have the energy and go – the Cape Whale Coast has the weekend action. Flower Festivals, Wine & Food Lunch, Barry Hilton Comedy Club and Heritage Day celebrations. Two flower festivals happening on the Cape Whale Coast – one in Hermanus and another in Gansbaai. Hermanus Flower Festival started yesterday, 22 September till Sunday 25 September. This… Read More Cape Whale Coast Weekend? Here’s what to do.