Before we had even left to spend the long Easter weekend in Bonnievale, a 'town' along the Breede River, I was already planning a blog post in my head. I planned to write on all the different things in the area and places to visit. Well sadly that isn't going to happen as being Easter a lot of places were close for the weekend and so we were left (no complaints) just to check out some wine farms, do a lot of walking and just chill.Read more
Our first weekend adventure of the year was to the Overberg, specifically Elgin and a quick pop in at Caledon. I struggle buying presents for Dean and even more so that his birthday and Christmas lie so close to each other so this year I decided to do something different... I planned a whole surprise weekend away and Dean loved the idea.
I only came up with this idea the week before deans birthday and so I struggled a bit trying to find accommodation and I couldn't make up my mind of where to go. Eventually I settled on Elgin as we had never been before and it always looked so pretty driving past on the N2. The bonus is that it's really close to Cape Town but still feels like you're far from the city. I had my first air bnb experience where I found our accommodation, but more on that later.Read more
Spring is clearly on its way with flowers popping up everywhere and the increasing sunnier days. Everyone seems to be talking about the flowers this year and there're even flower reports and sightings on the news!
I've never been on a flower mission before but this year I decided it was a must, I couldn't miss out any longer. We headed to Darling on the last weekend of August. Flower season is typically from the end of August through till October. And while we may have been a bit early, I think a visit to Darling is always worthwhile. The Darling tourism site describes the town as “Only an hour from Cape Town… but a million miles away!” and I couldn't agree more. The town is delightfully quaint and is famous for its wild flowers. It's a must on any flower initerary.Read more
My first family holiday when I got back from Korea was a geatway to the Groot Winterhoek. I check one of my favorite sites “Budget Getaways” and settled on this mountain escape.
We stayed at Coen’s House, a stone and clay farm house, which is high in the mountains and in the distance looks towards the Cederberg. The house is on a Protea Farm which makes for a beautiful and colourful landscape and there are some inviting dams scattered around that you can swim in. The house was lovely and big (sleeping up to 8 people and even our dog), fully equipped and even had a cozy indoor fireplace (perfect for the chilly nights). There is also another house on the farm, Daantjies house, which also sleeps 8 people and apparently also great.Read more