Tag: cape town activities

Breakfast, Browsing and a bit of wine - Blaauwklippen Family Market - Part 2

February 07, 2018

Next stop, off to the market! We have selected Blaauwklippen Family Market because of its fantastic reputation as a wholesome, wholefoodie type of venue with special attention paid to the kids and their need for entertainment.

Every Sunday you will hear music from the talented live cover band coming from Blaauwklippen mingled with the sounds of kids having fun, there is plenty of seating available under the old oak and fig trees, with large rambling lawns available for picnicking. 

You’ll find seasonal fresh produce, cheese, homemade pies, olives, baked treats, craft beer, food from around the world and great wine in abundance (amongst many other things). 

Well worth the trip out to Stellenbosch and a great way to spend an afternoon.

URL: https://www.blaauwklippenfamilymarket.co.za/

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

Tel: +27 84 606 6325

Location: R44, Stellenbosch (Opposite Technopark)

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13 Artisans

January 29, 2018

A forty-five-minute drive out of Cape Town you will find the fantastic foodie collective that is The Spice Route. It is a cluster of flavours, experiences and a shared love for taste. We will dip into some of the items on offer this week.

#spiceroute  #artisancape

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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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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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Out with the old - Villa 47 - Part 3

December 29, 2017

Nobody likes options as much as I do, and Villa 47 gives you two mouthwatering possibilities on the evening of December 31st, 2017. 

Choose Locanda for an amazing four course meal with cocktails and bubbly.

The other alternative is that you upgrade yourself to the five-course Michelin-starred meal at Pierino Penati, and why not, it’s New Year’s Eve after all!

Local favourite DJ Halden Burns will be on the decks upstairs at the Seta Fusion Cocktail Lounge, laying down the groove to get you into 2018 with a smile on your face.

You will be fed, wined and entertained in typical Villa 47 fashion, with gusto, passion and finesse.

Enjoy, and remember to be safe out there!

Tel: +27 (0) 21 418 2740

E: reservations@villa47.co.za 

Location: Villa 47, 47 Bree Street, Cape Town

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