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Seaside sunshine and seafood - Livebait Muizenberg - Part 2

October 04, 2017

Every seat in the house promises views of the picture-postcard Muizenberg beach front, and allows for lovely lazy lunches in an elegant beach house setting, with some awesome food and drink specials. 

They do a selection of skewers, Lamb, Beef or Chicken with fantastic sides, as well as a full sushi menu. 

But for something truly unique, you should try the whole fish, which is flame grilled with olive oil & lemon, stuffed with lemon and herbs and served with your selection of sides and sauce. 

These include a garlic chardonnay sauce, a creamy lemon butter sauce, a Mozambican peri peri sauce, an aioli, a green mayo and a tartar sauce. Combined with either hand cut chips, summer rice, Mediterranean roasted veg, roasted butternut and creamed spinach, garlic mash or a side of greek salad.

The fish is fresh, the service is fast and the view is utterly memorable!

URL: http://livebait.co.za

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

E: muizenberg@livebait.co.za

Tel: + 27 (0) 21 788 2705

Location: 70 Beach Rd, Muizenberg

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Seaside sunshine and seafood - MAReSOL resturant - Part 1

October 03, 2017

When in Cape Town, you will inevitably spend at least one day in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a working harbor and world class mall. Whilst there, don’t miss the fairly new addition, MAReSOL, a Portuguese themed restaurant with breathtaking 360 degree views of mountain and sea. 

The menu is a great selection of seafood done right, as well as some outstanding meat dishes. Starters include an amazing Chouriço dish accompanied by roasted peppers marinated with a garlic, thyme & sherry vinegar. Also, the “Lulas”, which are succulent calamari starter with Chouriço, roasted cherry tomato, black olives & rocket. 

For mains you will encounter old favourites like Trinchando, Espetada & Bacalhau and an assortment of beautifully prepared langoustines and prawns. All of this should be paired with some flavourful Vinho Tinto to complete the experience.

URL: http://mar-e-sol.co.za

E: reservations@mar-e-sol.co.za

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

Tel: +21 425 3385

Location: Slipway, Pierhead, V & A Waterfront

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Cheerful, cheery and “cheep”. - Cape Point Ostrich Farm - Part 3

September 28, 2017

This pristine 65Ha piece of real estate in the most beautiful part of the Cape Peninsula is home to fully operational ostrich breeding farm, an amazing restaurant and a luxurious ostrich leather shop. 

Handbags, belts, wallets and shoes amongst other things, all made to the highest quality out of amazing ostrich leather. 

The restaurant runs daily specials of fantastic farm fare with a fine dining twist, contact The Hatchery directly for menu details (below).

Check out the guided tour and pick up a beautifully engraved or painted ostrich egg as a curio. An outstanding complement to the inevitable road trip out to Cape Point! 

URL: http://capepointostrichfarm.com/ 

E: cpof@iafrica.com 

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

Tel: +27 (0) 21 7809294

Location: Plateau Rd, Cape Point, Cape Town, South Africa

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Cheerful, cheery and “cheep”. - Lothian Vineyards - Part 2

September 27, 2017

Lothian Vineyards is a family vineyard on the Palmiet River in Elgin, South Africa, producing Burgundian style wines like Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 

The area is well worth the hour-and-a-bit drive required to get there from Cape Town, the wines and food are outstanding and it’s something a little different from the usual fare of the traditional tourist wine routes. For starters, the estate has been established incorporating its own private lake. This is a place where natural beauty is merely a glance away, with sightings of rare Cape Leopard, African Fish Eagle, Cape Clawless Otter and Cape Eagle Owl. 

Indulge in the luxury wine tasting experience, or, for the more adventurous, go horseback riding or fishing (there are even jet-skis and a boat to take for a spin). 

With plenty to enjoy, under amazing African skies, Lothian Vineyards is an absolute pleasure to experience.

URL: www.lothianvineyards.com 

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

T: https://twitter.com/lothianvineyard 

E: info@lothianvineyards.com 

Tel: + 27 (0) 21 859 9901

Location: Rockview Dam Road, Grabouw

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Cheerful, cheery and “cheep”. - Glasshouse Rejuvenation - Part 1

September 26, 2017

We focus a lot on things that have a slightly more feminine spin, but this week we wanted to showcase a beautiful spot that has its roots in male grooming and has expanded to become one of Cape Town’s premier unisex grooming and wellness salons. 

Their signature treatment area is the pedi-spa but they are no slouches when it comes to a full bouquet of treatments and beautifications on offer. Haircuts, colour treatments, massage, manicures and pedicures and so on and so forth, you will walk away pampered, rejuvenated and looking forward to your next appointment. 

For some true and friendly professionalism and love for the craft of making you look good, be sure to pop round. 

URL: http://www.glasshouserejuvenation.com/ 

E: info@glasshouserejuvenation.com 

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

T: https://twitter.com/glasshousesilo 

Tel: +21 419 9599

Location: Shop 5A.3, Silo 5, South Arm Road, Waterfront, Cape Town

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Surfing, boxing & clay pigeons - Learn to surf - Part 3

September 21, 2017

Learn to Surf

Cape Town, and South Africa are home to the best beaches in the world, along with that come some of the best waves (breaks) too. The shore is the meeting of two ecosystems and the various creatures that inhabit both, seals, penguins, sea gulls and surfers. 

If you haven’t braved the waves before, never fear, there are many extremely qualified folks that would be more than happy to show you the ropes. Stoked surf school offers a variety of local breaks for all surfing difficulty/experience levels as well as SUP (Stand Up Paddling). 

The school as formed in 2009 by a former marketing manager who “got the stoke”, left her job and travelled the world surfing. 

There are few more valuable or beautiful experiences than standing up on a board and riding a wave, it is something that practically anyone can have a chance to experience, and it gets you out and about!

URL: https://www.stokedsurfschool.com/ 

E: info@stokedsurfschool.com

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

Inst: https://www.instagram.com/stokedsurfsa/ 

Tel: +27 82 412 8781

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Surfing, boxing & clay pigeons - The Armoury Boxing Club - Part 2

September 20, 2017

Think back to a time of gentlemanly brawling, chivalrous fisticuffs and duels for honour. This boxing club embodies both the honour code of boxing clubs from times gone by, but also the grit. 

You will find a welcoming environment with a minimum of posturing and a range of activities you can lock in on, suitable to your fitness level and desire for a scrap. 

All the coaches are former professionals, which makes them technicians, tacticians and physical trainers of note. At The Armoury you are in expert hands, every single one of the amazing employees there has a solid boxing/fitness (and in some cases military) experience, and it all comes together to create an exhilarating, liberating yet entirely safe experience. 

Whether it’s fitness you’re looking for, or to test your mettle in the ring, this is the place to go.

URL: http://armouryboxing.com/ 

E: info@armouryboxing.com

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

YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/Armouryboxingclub 

Tel: +79 495 8839

+21 461 9141

Location: Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town

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Surfing, boxing & clay pigeons - Clay Pigeon Adventures - Part 1

September 19, 2017

With options to engage in this old sport of gentlemen at either Lourensford wine estate (which offers wine tasting and The Milhouse, Coffee roastery and the Lourensford market) or the Wild Clover Estate (which boasts The Brewery, The Winery and The Eatery) your runner up activities are already taken care of. 

Personally, I can’t quite stomach the idea of hunting, but those clay pigeons are allegedly a huge pest that needs to be taken care of 😉 This allows you to enjoy the technical and marksmanship aspects of firing a shotgun, along with the sheer joy of watching a brightly coloured disc explode in mid-air. 

Full instruction is given and you are supervised (closely) at all times by the experts ensuring that you do not cause harm to yourself (or others). There are a variety of packages with various options (such as automatic rifles, and the “sniper experience”), whatever you choose, this is guaranteed to be a fun day out.

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

E: info@clayad.co.za

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

Tel: +27 76 349 2866

Location: Wild Clover, Stellenbosch

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