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Bright idea for a day trip! - Avontuur Estate - Part 3

January 18, 2018

We can not come to the Helderberg and NOT talk about the wine. Avontuur Estate has a fantastic reputation as a wine, food and stud farm (in the horsey sense). 

Spoil yourself or someone you love with a bottle of Dominion Royale, a Shiraz Reserve a full-bodied wine which has a firm grip with alcohol and wood in perfect balance.

Head over to the restaurant and choose between a delicious Norwegian Salmon with a smashed pea and mint puree, saffron Veloutè and topped with puff pastry or a butternut, spinach, leek and ricotta roulade, grilled with crispy parmesan and served with tomato fondue.  

Every dish has its wine, and a lot of thought and care has gone into the planning and preparation of your experience. Sit back and enjoy!

URL: http://www.avontuurestate.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/AvontuurRestaurant

E: info@avontuurestate.co.za

Tel: +27 21 855 4600

Location: 7130 R44, Firgrove Rural, Somerset West

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Bright idea for a day trip! - Gordon’s Bay Beach Strip - Part 2

January 17, 2018

An excellent alternative to the high traffic harbor and beaches of Cape Town is the microcosm that makes up Gordon’s Bay Harbor and Gordon’s Bay Beach.

It is a quaint strip with numerous little restaurants and cafés, ice cream parlours and bars that all share the view across False Bay, with Simon's Town barely visible in the hazy distance.

The water is fairly warm, and the beach is generally well visited but not overflowing. 

Along the way you will find one of our personal favourites, a rambling multi-room second-hand book store with books piled high on trestle tables, and that smell (you know the one) permeating the walls. Bikini Beach Books, don’t leave Gordon’s Bay until you’ve visited!

There are daily fishing and sight-seeing charters that leave Gordon’s Bay harbor, and depending on what your flavour is, offer deep sea fishing or various water sports.

Location: Gordon’s Bay, Western Cape

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Bright idea for a day trip! - Helderberg Farm - Part 1

January 16, 2018

At the foot of the mountain which gives the area its name, you will find Helderberg Farm, a fifth generation joint-family owned working farm with a lot to of ways to keep yourself entertained. 

Aside for being known for their exceptional grapes and strawberries, this farm also has a kids’ playpark and farmyard, braai (grill) and picnic areas, hiking and mountain biking trails and a tea garden.

If you are interested in a slightly more strenuous outing, there are a variety of team building and higher impact options like paintball and SWAT laser tag.

Alternatively, it’s Ruda’s famous chocolate cake and a nice cuppa from the farm kiosk, full of farm product and local goodies. It is a genuine experience and practically a full day all by itself.

URL: http://helderbergplaas.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/helderbergfarm

E: helderbergplaas@mweb.co.za

Tel: +27 21 855 4308

Location: Klein Helderbergpad Rd, Somerset West

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Coast to coast for food and cocktails - Casa Del Sol – Strand - Part 3

January 11, 2018

Casa Del Sol is an upmarket beach bar in Strand in False Bay, with incredible views across the whole bay from the Hibernian Towers on Beach Road. 

It’s a family run restaurant and they have a great spread, from sushi to tapas, wraps and salads, it’s all great. 

They do a fantastic Yippy Kay Yay burger, with spicy jalapenos, creamy feta and sweet peppadews (also, the Smokey Joe, onion marmalade, enough said).

This spot is en route to and from many “must do” local trips (Hermanus, Stellenbosch etc.) so it makes a great pit stop on a greater exploration.

URL: https://www.casa-del-sol.co.za

F: https://www.facebook.com/casadelsolstrand

E: info@casa-del-sol.co.za

Tel: +27 21 853 6867

Location: Hibernian Towers, Beach Road, Strand

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Coast to coast for food and cocktails - On the Rocks - Part 2

January 10, 2018

Everything you need to know about the gorgeous views and location of this venue is in the name. You can take in all of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Cape Town in this child friendly open-air restaurant. 

Treat yourself to eight, twelve or sixteen deep sea prawns with buttered new potatoes, a dressed salad and harissa aioli. 

Follow that up with a baked cheese cake sporting a delicious ginger crust and berry coulis, while watching the water lap against rocks practically at your feet.

The restaurant has been in uninterrupted operation for over fifty six years, and have shown a non-stop commitment to improvement and service, but either way, the view alone pays for itself.

URL: http://www.ontherocks.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/ontherocksrestaurant/ 

E: ontherocks@seascapecollection.co.za

Tel: +27 21 554 1988

Location: 45 Stadler Road, Bloubergstrand

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Coast to coast for food and cocktails - The Grand Africa Café & Beach - Part 1

January 09, 2018

An artfully restored boathouse is the shell within which this stunning restaurant resides. Central, on the waters edge and easily accessible, The Grand Africa Café & Beach marries convenience with the perfect location.

Aside from the beautiful space, they are no slouch in the kitchen or behind the bar either. 

You can’t go wrong with the Grand burger, a pure beef patty with rocket, red onion, gherkin, tomato chutney, smoked cheddar and garlic aioli. 

Wash that down with a Grand African Tiki, Havana Especial with a bold twist of 7 Rum, Malibu, mango, mint and coconut. 

The ambience is relaxed yet cosmopolitan, the fresh air off the water is amazing, so are the sparkles on the sea.

URL: http://www.grandafrica.com

F: https://www.facebook.com/Grandafrica

E: beach@grandafrica.com

Location: The Grand Cafe & Beach Haul Rd, V & A Waterfront

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New Beginnings - Myog Frozen Yogurt - Part 3

January 05, 2018

98% fat free frozen yogurt, need I say more? It’s delicious, surprisingly nutritious and tastes like a treat (but it’s not, sort of). Myog pride themselves on only using the finest ingredients sourced from the best local suppliers, also, their froyo is free of artificial flavourants or colourants and preservatives. 

They offer four flavours at a time, one always being their 98% fat-free plain alternative, and the other three are any of a variety of delicious flavours, such as rooibos, peanut butter, Nutella, coconut, berries and others!

The toppings range from fresh cut seasonal fruits to Oreos, peppermint crisp and sweet syrups. 

Again, feel free to mix the naughty with the nice, it’s still early in the year.

 

URL: http://myog-frozen-yogurt.com/

F: https://www.facebook.com/myogsa

E: info@myog-frozen-yogurt.com

Location: Lifestyle on Kloof, 50 Kloof St, Gardens

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New Beginnings - Yoga on Clifton Beach with Om Revolution - Part 2

January 04, 2018

Clifton Beach is one of the iconic blue flag beaches that Cape Town has to offer, with amazing views and pearly white sand. 

Now imagine that combined with a sunset Yoga class where you salute the sun amongst fellow enthusiasts of all degrees of ability. The picturesque setting and the healthy activity will be a breath of fresh air for the soul, a bit of a break and a little reset before we plunge headlong into the new year.

Just bring a towel, no mat required.

URL: http://theomrevolution.co.za/

F: https://www.facebook.com/theomrevolutioncapetownyoga

E: namaste@theomrevolution.co.za

Location: Clifton Third Beach on Sundays @18:15 

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