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High Tea at The Twelve Apostles in Cape Town

My birthday tea at The Twelve Apostles I recently celebrated my birthday (Im not going to put a number on it, theyre getting way too big for my liking!) and my sister treated me to High Tea at The Twelve... The post High Tea at The Twelve Apostles in Cape Town appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Lunch at Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg in Cape ...

Today were heading to beautiful Steenberg about half an hours drive from the centre of Cape Town. Steenberg claims its the Capes oldest farm established in 1682, and who am I to argue? Theres a lot going on here.... The post Lunch at Bistro Sixteen82 at Steenberg in Cape Town appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Beautifully tasty lunch at Terroir at Kleine Zalze

Welcome to Terroir, Kleine Zalze What is your favourite restaurant? A question I regularly get asked and one I find extremely difficult to answer. I dont know how people make their judgements for all those Best restaurants in the world... The post Beautifully tasty lunch at Terroir at Kleine Zalze appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Chilled-out alfresco lunch at Avontuur

Today Im continuing on my quest to explore the restaurants of the Winelands around Somerset West. Were visiting beautiful Avontuur for a spontaneous light lunch. Nothing wrong with that. Avontuur has a sweeping drive that leads up between two fields enclosed by white... The post Chilled-out alfresco lunch at Avontuur appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Great tapas at Chalk & Cork in Kloof Street

Today were heading to Chalk Cork on Cape Towns Kloof Street. Its the road that connects the centre of the city to all the City Bowl neighbourhoods and is where Long, Orange and Buitensingel meet. More than that its... The post Great tapas at Chalk Cork in Kloof Street appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Beautifully fresh dishes at stylish Cavalli

Today were heading just outside Somerset West to Cavalli. Set on a hill with stunning views of Cape Town and the majestic Helderberg mountains, its a working farm with an olive grove, lavender fields, vineyards and citrus trees. Its also... The post Beautifully fresh dishes at stylish Cavalli appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Wonderfully exciting food at The Restaurant at ...

Today were heading back to the Somerset West area and climbing to the top of another hill to The Restaurant at Waterkloof. Its rated the third best restaurant in South Africa in the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards  behind... The post Wonderfully exciting food at The Restaurant at Waterkloof appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Food and flowers at beautiful Vergelegen

Today were heading to Somerset West and the somewhat unpronounceable Vergelegen. It means situated far away. The land was granted to the Governor of the Cape, Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1700. Since then its developed into beautiful gardens... The post Food and flowers at beautiful Vergelegen appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Lunch on high at Idiom

Today were travelling outside Somerset West, way off the beaten track on a long and winding road to the top of a hill. Yes it did feel like something of a voyage into the unknown as you can probably... The post Lunch on high at Idiom appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Birthday dinner on the balcony at NV80

Weve been returning to stay in Sea Point for eight years now and its been wonderful to see the area blossom. We now have such an array of lovely restaurants easy walking distance from us that it seems like we should... The post Birthday dinner on the balcony at NV80 appeared first on Eating Covent Garden. read more »

Classically perfect pasta at Morgenster

Im taking my job very seriously this month and trying to bring you news and lovely pictures from a range of Cape Winelands eateries. So today weve popped in for a casual mid-week lunch at 95 at Morgenster. Morgenster is a... read more »

Bistro-style food and lovely wine at Glenelly

Today were heading back into the wonderful Winelands to the outskirts of Stellenbosch and Glenelly Wine Estate. In 2003, at the age of 78, May de Lencquesaing bought the estate which was part of the original Ida Valley Farm granted... read more »

Exploring and indulging on the Franschhoek Wine...

As promised, today were hopping on board the Franschhoek Wine Tram. There are so many vineyards in Franschhoek its quite a daunting task to pick which ones to visit. So someone clever thought about starting up the Wine Tram to make... read more »

Wonderful contemporary South African dining at ...

Today were having dinner in the beautiful Winelands town of Franschhoek. About an hours drive from Cape Town, the valley of Franschhoek (which means French Corner in Afrikaans) was originally settled in 1688 by 176 French Huguenot refugees. Theres a... read more »

Tasty tapas at Spek & Bone in Stellenbosch

Today were in the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch. Majestic tree-lined streets, quirky shops and bars and a happy buzz, this university town offers many dining opportunities. One of the newest ones is chef Bertus Bassons (of the famed Overture)... read more »

A fabulous lunch in the Winelands at Clos Malverne

There are few better ways to spend a Saturday than dining in the Cape Winelands (well, for me anyway). Long, lazy afternoons with beautiful sunny views and amazing food and wine. Like at Clos Malvern which is set deep in... read more »

17 cheapest holiday destinations outside Europe

The latest series of recommendations of a financial planning site reveals popular tourist destinations outside Europe where tourists pay the least for a day of vacation. Top comprises the idyllic beaches of Southeast Asia, the big names of cities in North America. 12 of [...] read more »

Quitting job and starting a journey around the ...

Chanel Cartella and Stevo Dirnberger, couple who went on a journey around the globe, wrote in an online article about the less pleasant aspects of their adventure. Earlier this year, the couple gave up stable jobs and ventured into an unforgettable trip. The two tourists write about their adventures on a blog entitled "How Far From Home", []u read more »

23 years old youngster gets paid to travel arou...

Many dream of a permanent vacation, but a young woman from Australia managed to turn this dream into a source of income. Brooke Saward, aged 23, traveling from January 2014 and turned it into a career through her blog. Saward bought a ticket to London the day he graduated and then visited six continents and almost [] read more »

The Tidal Wave — Spider Spider: Best Of The Tid...

Исполнитель: The Tidal Wave Откуда: South Africa Альбом: Spider Spider: Best Of The Tidal Wave Год выхода: 2008 (recorded in 1969-71) Жанр: Psychedelic/Pop Rock Формат: MP3 CBR 320 Размер архива: 129.5 MB The Tidal Wave одна из ведущих южно-африканских психоделик-поп групп конца 60-х начала 70-х. Стали известны благодаря своим хитам Spider Spider, Mango [] Запись The Tidal Wave Spider Spider: Best Of The Tidal Wave 2008 (South Africa, Psychedelic/Pop Rock) впервые появилась Rock Archeologia 60-70.? read more »

The Million Plastic Bottle Project of Operation...

If you see a well-dressed, cropped-haired woman walking from Retreat railway station, bending and pausing every few meters, don't despair. She is not doing a new form of exercise nor is she suffering from backache. This woman, Naomi, is busy collecting plastic bottles that people have discarded along the road. There is not a single plastic bottle that misses her eye. By the time Naomi arrives at her home, she usually has a bag load of plastic bottles that will be rinsed and flattened.   The Million P... read more »

Death of Dr Keith Tankard: researcher of German...

South African genealogists and local historians will be sorry to learn of the death of Dr Keith Tankard, who has done much research into the German settlers in the Eastern Cape and East London Local history. Dr Keith Tankard, historian with a wicked sense of humour, has passed away in East London today. Many of you have benefited from his enormous research into the History of East London and especially the German Settlers to the Eastern Cape (his webpage can be viewed here: http://www.eastlondon-labyrint... read more »


Luxury vehicle brand Mercedes Benz and African Fashion International (AFI) teamed up once again to bring the 2014 Cape Town Fashion Week. The festival which ran between 24th to 26th July proved to be a big success as top-notch South African designers wowed fashion-fundis with some wonderful collections. My favourite designs however for this year was the Fabiani Summer 2014/15 collection by The Fabiani Cafe. Established over 30 years ago, menswear label and retailer Fabiani produces world-class exclusiv... read more »

Video: Ice Prince Ft. A.K.A (Remix)

Ice Prince is making headlines, do you know? He has been to places you never imagined African artistes will go to. In his Don Jazzy produced track titled N Word, he features South African rapper on the remix. The track has lots of artistes in the video which has justRead More... read more »

Rootsweb southern African mailing lists still down

On 16 June 2014 there was a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on, which hosts the Rootsweb mailing lists. These mailing lists are still down after a week, and there's been no information about when they will be working again.This has affected some of the lists dealing with parts of Africa, especially the southern African ones.Until they are working again, people who are feeling cut off are welcome to post things in the general African genealogy list, which is not hosted by Rootsweb... read more »

Three Triangle-Shaped UFOs Invade South Affrica

V-shaped UFO computer model. From Phoenix Lights sighting 1997. Image © 2010 Base ProductionsMark TurnerMysterious World04/29/2014MUFON, the Mutual UFO Network witness reporting database, received a report from a woman in Johannesburg South Africa.Just after 9 PM on Wednesday April 23, 2014, she saw a Triangular V-Shaped craft with "whisps of clouds at its flanks". It was very low and sped across the sky."disappearing behind the tree line in my garden in a northerly direction. Its altitude, speed and dir... read more »


It has been a while since MBFWJoburg happened but the amazing design pieces and creativity are still fresh in our minds like it happened just yesterday. With our collaboration with Trevor Stuurman who is South Africa's best known Street Style Reporter with Elle Magazine SA and Sunglass Hut we were able to bring you the very best from the Fashion Week and will continue giving you the best as it happens in the Fashion Weeks down South.More than 34 of the country's top designers were lined up to present col... read more »


Babatunde Styles is known for unique designs with prints, the brilliant cool brand is Fun, clean, churning out modern styles in African prints for headwears, Ipad cases, Umbrellas and many more.The unique brand is owned by Gareth 'Babatunde' Cowden a stylist and renowned traveller who grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. His designs are simply unique and refreshingly different.Check out pictures from his newly released 2014 lookbook. read more »

[#Fashion] @LouisVuitton ‘The Spirit of Travel’...

Loius Vuitton took to the fields of South Africa for their most recent shot campaign, The Spirit of Travel. The shots were taken by photographer Peter Lindbergh and featured models Karen Elson and Edie Campbell. These photo should be making the pages of  Vanity Fair as early as April. “It’s a mix of travel and the fashion world,”(...) read more »


The next Design Indaba Expo is being held in Cape Town from Friday 28 February to Sunday 2 March 2014. The dedicated Buyers Day is on Thursday 27 February.Design Indaba Expo heralds the South African creative industry, presenting visitors with the best in homegrown design. The Expo is also a dynamicplatform for designers and creative businesses to showcase their wares and market themselves to the general public and industry buyers. Since 2004 Design Indaba Expo has been held annually at the Cape Town Int... read more »

The Great White Shark.

Friends, I will work on getting you more photos, until then enjoy Toms photos at Thomas Peschak. That page is not a Great White, but this is: Thomas Peschak. WHERE do you find the perfect kayaker to become your model Continue reading read more »

[NEW #Mixtape] @DjAkuaa presents AfroDiaspora H...

My personal person and  fave female Dj Akuaa just released a new mixtape, if you have listened to Gidilounge, Maskjams, or been to any party with Akua on the 1s and 2s, you already know. this girl can mix! Check out her press release for this MC Hilly hosted mix below and download the mix(...) read more »

It Is Time To Do Mighty Exploits!

1252014 Dream The death squads moved quickly across the veldt. Quietly, other than their shadows no one would have known they were there. They children were huddled up in the corner of the room. Fear was visible on their faces. And then a great light shown in the room. At first I thought it was [] read more »

“Why Urban-Rural Under-Developed Communities Wi...

Dudu Sokhela’s Book on South African Economics Examines State of the Country in "Why Urban-Rural Under-Developed Communities Will Never Develop in South Africa read more »

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Jakhalsdans, an inspirational South African mov...

Normal 0 0 1 893 5092 The Hierophant 42 10 6253 11.1539 0 0 0 *This review may contain spoilersThis is a dynamic movie is based on fact, and depicts how a hermit musician, and a school teacher made a difference in times of crisis. There are wonderful anecdotes to be found, and the movie portrays the lifestyle of small villages to be found in the Karoo.A widowed schoolteacher, Mara Malan (Elizma Theron) and her daughter move to a tiny Karoo Town, in the Upper Northern Cape, named Loxton. Her... read more »


Featured designers represent some of the best of African collections from across the continent and the Diaspora. Highlights include Taibo Bacar (Winner of the 2012 Designer of the Year – AFI Africa Fashion Awards) from Mozambique; Mille Collines from Rwanda; Mina Evans and Duaba Serwa from Ghana; Sheria Ngowi and Mustafa Hassanali from Tanzania; David Tlale, Marianne Fassler and Thula Sindi from South Africa. This exceptional line-up is a testament to AFI’s commitment to excellence in presenting the best... read more »

Keys in the River by Tendai Mwanaka

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 · Paperback: 252 pages · Publisher: Savant Books Publications LLC (August 6, 2012) · Language: English · ISBN-10: 0985250623 · ISBN-13: 978-0985250621 Keys in the River is a cycle of stories about economically-challenged, politically... read more »

Human Rights Day, 2012

As with most public holidays, Human Rights Day for the regular Joe is a day to break from the norm, sit back and relax. The significance of the day falls to the wayside, and the day is spent doing things that have nothing to do with what the day represents. However, there are many South Africans for whom the day will forever hold great meaning, as they know it instead as Sharpeville Day, a tribute to the Sharpeville Massacre of 21 March 1960. This marks the day when the police, under Apartheid rule, op... read more »

Birds of Botswana

Glossy starling I promised you some photos of Botswana birds (also throughout Southern Africa). Here are some of my husbands expert photos. But first let me tell you a little how I got into birdwatching and how my husband got in to photographing them. As an adult I have always enjoyed keeping birdfeeders full all year around for the birds. During migration season and during invasions in the winter I enjoyed identifying the various birds that visited the feeders. We then lived in suburbs with housing clos... read more »

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