Hello! Hermanus

What a surprise to find that celebrity news publication Hello! dedicated their travel page to Hermanus. Apparently Spanish actress, Penélope Cruz, is a fan of the Western Cape, South Africa, and visits with her gorgeous family. Birkenhead Portfolio played host to a number of activities which included: Staying at the luxury Birkenhead House Coffee at… Read More Hello! Hermanus

Bikes & Bells

We make some noise to encourage our favourite teams on the sport fields. With a little help our screams and claps can be amplified with greater effect. During the 2010 Soccer World Cup South Africans introduced vuvuzelas to the world. There’s more. This year the Absa Cape Epic celebrated their 16th mountain bike race and… Read More Bikes & Bells

Absa Cape Epic Hermanus

Calvin Harris – Giant – music encourages the mountain bikers. That and the extraordinary scenery of Hemel-en-Aarde. We can be who we are You taught me something, yeah Feedom is ours It was you who taught me living is Togetherness, togetherness, togetherness

South Africa at the 91st Academy Awards

Oscars statutes were already adorning mantlepieces in Los Angeles by the time I watched the ceremony on MNet.  My viewing might have been delayed but I still appreciated the South African presence at this year’s awards. Anele Mdoda conquered the red carpet with her entertaining quirps, movie knowledge and mention of South African boerewors and… Read More South Africa at the 91st Academy Awards

Lazy Weekend Reminder

If there ever was a picture that visualises my perfect weekend it’s this one taken at Creation Wines in Hemel-en-Aarde, Hermanus, this past weekend. The sculpture by Nanette Ranger shows my lazy dispensation for weekends. Lying on my side in Hemel-en-Aarde winelands… No Where Better! #NoWhereBetter

Weekend Brew

Although Hermanus is known for their quality wines the area is now entering the craft drinks sphere. In neighboring Stanford Birkenhead Brewery was the first to launch into this trendy market. They did so before craft beers became popular. This brau haus offers tastings and their beers are widely available. Hermanus Old Harbour Brewery has… Read More Weekend Brew