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 The Barefoot Cook  Hermanus

The Barefoot Cook Hermanus

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She's got diamonds on the soles of her feet.    Fresh, wholesome local food is always pleasing, especially when it's made with good humour, love and passion.  Mari-Claire puts comfort back into food.  When I'm  enjoying a glass of My Best Friend in the company of my best friend life is good....


Ryan's Kitchen:   Franschoek

Ryan's Kitchen: Franschoek

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The cherry on my birthday cake -  is a Ryanstone.  My meal here was a visual and culinary feast par excellance. Sadly it seems as if Ryan and his wife Svetlana have closed the doors at their current venue in the Main Road, a beautiful old Cape Dutch Homestead, well appointed diningroom and my...


 Indochine:   Stellenbosch

Indochine: Stellenbosch

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There're no flies on this one.    I could write a book and call it "a hundred places to eat before you die" Indochine would probably take top honours. This is my second visit and I was as overwhelmed, excited, impressed as the first time! It's just amazing and everyone should go there at least...


The Franschhoek Motor Museum

The Franschhoek Motor Museum

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You could say "what a lotta cars you got!" and be one hundred percent correct. A fantastic, comprehensive, jaw-dropping collection of immaculate, impreccable motorcars, Impressive and beautiful. It was an experience I'll never forget, hats off to the owners of these beauties, thank you for...


 Gideon's  Pancake House Franschoek

Gideon's Pancake House Franschoek

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There's just one word to describe Gideon's pancakes Liplekker (lip smackingly good). Of course we'd visit Gideon's Famous Pancake House, it's no 1 on the list, so one would have to be crazy not to go there and let me tell you it's worth it! Gideon is divine, his pancakes are heavenly,...


 BICCCS Die Ou Pannekoek Huis Franschoek

BICCCS Die Ou Pannekoek Huis Franschoek

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This is a pavement special to love.  There is nothing nicer than one's first cuppa in the morning and we opted for BICCCS, lots of parking which is always great. We were surprised to see how busy the place was, but then it's a very relaxed, cozy, well appointed joint in the right spot. The...


The Harbour Rock Hermanus

The Harbour Rock Hermanus

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 Rock on! With the best view in town. October is a windy month in the Western cape, and finding a good spot to have a meal can be tricky.   We were rewarded with a fabulous view overlooking the harbour in Hermanus at The Rock, and not a breath of wind either!The view of the bay was gorgeous,...


Val Du Charron Wine & Olive Estate Wellington

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This is just my point of view.  We were invited to join a wedding party for the weekend at Val Du Charron, I'd never heard of it, as a matter of fact Wellington was never a destination I'd given much thought to, We decided to do the scenic route via Baine's kloof, this in itself is quite...


 96 Winery Road Restaurant Stellenbosch

96 Winery Road Restaurant Stellenbosch

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I must admit I was very excited to hear that I'd be dining at this well known restaurant, after all everyone raves about it and it's almost an institution around Stellenbosch and Somerset West. We arrived and were immediately impressed by the number of cars in the parking lot, things were...


 Baia    V&A Waterfront

Baia V&A Waterfront

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Our first impressions are lasting and Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and should be included on everyones bucket list. We are fairly regular visitors to the Waterfront and once again it impressed. Baia is perfectly situated on the quayside with views to dazzle any...


Eat:  Hemel and Aarde

Eat: Hemel and Aarde

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Eat your heart out.  What a pleasant surprise! Right in the heart of the Hemel and Aarde Village a restuarant with soul. Intimate seating arrangements in separate rooms, outside dining for warm, sultry days and evenings. The entire family can be accommodated, even the children will feel at...


 Andiamo is Deli delicious. The Cape Quarter.

Andiamo is Deli delicious. The Cape Quarter.

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This is where you have a meal whenever you've decided to down tools in your own kitchen and you just want to go down to the local deli for some great comfort food, whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner in fair weather or drizzly Cape Town winter weather. The food is great the wine...