A weekend hike in the Kleinmond Mountains winded through fields of Mimetes Cucullatus. These colourful fynbos shrubs can be found all year on the mountain slopes of the Overberg Mountains and are fairly easy to grow I am told. Mimetes flower from early Spring to late Summer leaving vibrant orange stains on the south facing… Read More Kleinmond Fynbos Fanfare
Daans Bakery opened recently in Dirkie Uys Street Hermanus. From 7am on weekday mornings this small bakery will be serving artisan breads of many shapes and sizes to Hermanus residents and restaurants. Working with owner Daan Gonggrijp are bakers Talent and Innocent. Talent Musatyira has 10 years of baking experience to his credit and is… Read More New Hermanus Bakery
Bientang’s Cave is famous for al fresco dining on the Walker Bay rocks – so close to the water you can feel the salty spray when the tide is in. Now, Bientang is also a book. Written by Gansbaai born Jolym Phillips and published by Human & Rousseau. Bientang’s Cave is central to the story… Read More Bientang – The Book
Hermanus resident, Anneline Hugo, has just released her first book. With deep roots in the community, she shares her own and five other women’s stories of overcoming challenges. I attended a small, informal introduction of the book and felt inspired by the matter-of-fact way in which Anneline shared her journey with this first publication. The… Read More New Book – On Overcoming by Anneline Hugo
Walking down Roos Street, Onrus to honour reservations at Moltenos Restaurant I noted a small painted Madiba on the boundary wall of a house. The picture is open ended yet framed by overgrown hedges. It depicts an unofficial inspiration and reminder of the influence of legends. A public invitation to be the change you seek… Read More Onrus Street Art
Having walked the Red Route, we decided, today, to try our luck along the contour path above Hermanus Heights. We tried to identify all the flowers along this route which were not seen on the Red Route (which we walked a couple of days ago) and we came up with quite a few. Of course, […]… Read More Flowers on the Contour path above Hermanus Heights — roncorylus
Seduction, The Affair and then Noir. In close succession as can be expected. That’s also how Hemel-en-Aarde’s La Vierge Pinot Noirs are served. With winery visits allowed under relaxed regulations it feels as if every week should have a day dedicated to wine and a trip to La Vierge did the trick.
Hitting the road! With relaxed travel regulations and desperate to re-discover all the great Western Cape places that hold so many memories, the wheels are turning. Cape Town and Camps Bay yesterday. Grand! Table Mountain was as big as I remembered it and just as blue. Wine pairing partner for the Cape Town Sunday –… Read More Camps Bay Drive
It was cold. And raining. I was at Tokara Deli in Helshoogte Pass Stellenbosch. Our table of 6 was reviewing combined investments of our stokvel of more than 10 years, when someone looked up and said “look, there’s snow!”. With barren winter vineyards in the foreground, Simonsberg blocked the the view. A mountain with the… Read More Stellenbosch in Snow ❄️
Stanford winery, Springfontein Wine Estate, made it to the finals of the annual Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition. Winemaker Tariro Masayiti’s Single Vineyard Jonathan’s Ridge Pinotage 2016 is classified as Wine Of Origin Walker Bay. We are extremely proud of this achievement and are crossing fingers for a top spot.