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Category: Cape Town Visitor Information

Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

Artisanal Chocolate in the Cape – from Bean to Bar!

It took a visit to DV chocolates to realize that chocolate has become a commodity.  Chocolate is of course made from Cocoa Beans.  These beans come from many different regions and their flavour profile not only changes from region to region – but will also be affected each year by things such as climate – eg a dry year.  As such chocolate can have an estimated 600 different flavour compounds!! So how do the big chocolate guys make their chocolate…

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Summer in the Cape – my favourite moments!

Summer in the Cape – my favourite moments!

I love summer in the Cape.  Somehow everyone seems more happy when the sun shines!  Including me!  In Cape Town it feels like our summer only really starts around Xmas – finally everyone comes out to play!   In December Cape Town starts becoming vibey – a combination of foreigners and locals are around and there is a real buzz.  To me it is a time of exploring, of sitting at side walk cafes, of enjoying sundowner picnics on the…

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Art in the Forest – Constantia

Art in the Forest – Constantia

I found a hidden gem last week. While visiting The Original T-Bag design company in Hout Bay, Gill the owner asked if I had been to see ART IN THE FOREST.  She proceeded to give me directions and we decided that even though we were supposed to be on tour – with the heat wave on – the idea of exploring something in a forest was rather appealing.  As such we headed up the mountain from Hout Bay, at the…

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Art in the Streets of Stellenbosch – 20Stellenbosch – two decades of South African Sculpture

Art in the Streets of Stellenbosch – 20Stellenbosch – two decades of South African Sculpture

I am loving Stellenbosch town at the moment – there is art scattered everywhere.  What a brilliant concept!! With the white canvas – ie the gorgeous white houses all over Stellenbosch – as its backdrop the sculptures just “pop” out as you walk around.  It has lent a real creative atmosphere to the town.  The first time I saw lots of sculptures was just before world cup.  I assumed it was an initiative of Dylan Lewis – a famous local…

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New Tours of the Cape Town World Cup Stadium and the Biodiversity Gardens created around it

New Tours of the Cape Town World Cup Stadium and the Biodiversity Gardens created around it

Cape Town Tourisms latest newsletter has advised that the Cape Town Stadium Visitor Centre was recently opened to the public on December 28, 2011. This 64 000-capacity, world-renowned stadium, which hosted nine matches for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, is a must-see attraction for families, local and international tourists, sport enthusiasts and those who appreciate architectural feats. The City of Cape Town has designed a special tour where visitors are guided through the hallways of the stadium to the players’…

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