Ever heard of roosterkoek? It’s a bun that’s been cooked on fire. The result is bread’s version of a marshmallow. Soft and airy. It’s been said that roosterkoek might very well be the first South African culinary creation. Who’s to argue? Today there are 2 Western Cape spots known for this dish – the garage… Read More Eat like a local
A weekend walk is a great way to relax while getting some exercise. I joined a group and took a hike from Paternoster to Britannia Bay. 20 kilometres along the roughered West Coast of South Africa. An easy walk on flat beach to prepare for the Fish River Canyon hike that we’re doing in July.… Read More West Coast – Paternoster to Britannia Bay
An hour west from Cape Town is Langebaan. Wild and untamed. Known as the Weskus. A water sport’s haven and this weekend also the host of the Weskus Marathon. A surprise sighting of the South Africa vessel, the SAS Drakensberg, was an impressive moment which my photo below not do justice. The vessel remained moored… Read More West Coast Weekend #weskus
One and half hour’s drive West from Cape Town is Langebaan. Kitesurfing paradise with a water sport for everyone and a spot of pristine beach for those wanting to chill. Eat pizza at Pearly’s and have a drink at Cocomos or Wunder Bar.
On a Friday afternoon the weekend started. Never ordinary. Always colourful. First up was a wine and food pairing in Hermanus. Exquisite! Old vintages and new friends. Next up was a road trip via the V&A Waterfront to Langebaan lagoon on the Weskus. I swam, ate, watched TV and took long walks. I had drinks… Read More Weekend Snaps
Saldanha’s Slipway restaurant has been going for many years and one of those places that you love or avoid. Because it is quaint and authentically West Coast I kinda like it. Its on the water’s edge and I enjoy being close to the ocean. The restaurant is situated in Saldanha’s industrial area among the fish… Read More Seafood at Saldanha Slipway
Langebaan must be South Africa’s windsurfing and kitesurfing paradise. Situated on the West Coast of South Africa this village has the 2 main ingredients required for kitesurfing and windsurfing- water and wind. Langebaan also also has 2 boat launching small harbours – 1 on the Weskus village border with the National Park and the other… Read More Langebaan – Water Sport Paradise #weskus
Situated on the waterside and developed along the coast boasting 2 marinas, Langebaan is a nature lover’s paradise. On a good day the lagoon is a mesmerizing dam of aquamarine and can easily be mistaken for the Mediterranean. If you have only one day to spend here the secret would be to stay close to… Read More 24 hours in Langebaan
…By any other name would smell as sweet? When it comes to my neighbourhood wines, names are carefully selected and a perfect representation of the vineyard, property, family and winemaker. A wine label with a good story has my attention in equal measures to the wine. At the Elim Wine Festival winemaker Conrad Vlok led… Read More What’s in a name? That which we call a wine.
The West Coast of South Africa is dry and barren. Yet, it’s rich in culture and has some unexpected surprises. One is Club Mykonos just outside Langebaan. Club Mykonos is a replica of its Greek namesake. It offers a weekend escape for those unable to make it to the real thing. Orange sunrises are followed… Read More West Coast Wonders #weskus