Category Archives: The Cape for kids and families!

These articles will aim to give you a glimmer of venues that will work for everyone in the family in Cape Town and the Cape Winelands regions!

Terra Madre Market – a feast to celebrate the love of good food

My mate Nicole was raised with lambs legs gently swaying above her pram.  Her Mom and Dad both arrived as immigrants from Greece and owned one of the local butcher shops in Joburg.  Her Mom and Aunt loved to cook … Continue reading

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Hydroponic Herb Tour on Allee Bleue Estate – a sensory treat!

Allee Bleue wine estate is located in Franschhoek.  It was originally settled by the French Huguenots in the late 1600’s.  In 1999 it was purchased by a German family –  Elke and Wilfried Dauphin in 1999.   The initial offering … Continue reading

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The Long Table Restaurant at Haskell Wine Estate – a local favourite!

A few months ago I received an e-mail from a local (Elaine) asking what I would recommend for a lunch in the greater Cape Town region that would offer: great food, local prices, a great view and something that would … Continue reading

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Organic & Biodynamic – Avondale Vineyard Tour……doing things naturally!

A book could be written about the farming practices at Avondale!  Avondale is one of the oldest estates in the Paarl Valley.  In 1997 the John & Ginny Grieve (who own Vital Foods) purchased Avondale.  In 2000 tragedy struck when a … Continue reading

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La Petite Ferme Cellar Tour with John Dendy Young

It is so rare to be able to do a cellar tour with a member of the family that owns a wine estate.  Most estates get too big and then they employ staff to do the cellar tours.  A cellar … Continue reading

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Exciting news: New V&A Market on the Wharf to open in November 2012

3 1/2 years ago Ruth Munitz approached the V&A Waterfront with the idea of starting a fresh produce market.  At the time, Cape Town was not used to having foodie markets and the Waterfront did not agree with her proposal … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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