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New Year to-do: Norval Foundation

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There’s simply no better way to take advantage of the fantastic Cape Town weather than treating your family to a day out at the Norval Foundation Museum and Sculpture Garden. We decided to visit the Skotnes Restaurant, the culinary leg of the foundation, with some friends recently. The restaurant and bar, named after legendary South African artist and teacher, Cecil…

Christmas edition: 5 Child-friendly Christmas Markets & Events for the December holidays 2018

With carols playing in every shop and restaurant and beautiful fairy lights and Christmas decorations up everywhere, it’s hard to resist the Christmas cheer! So, if you’re looking for some of the best spots to get into the Christmas spirit with your family in the Stellenbosch and Cape Winelands area this month, you’ve come to the right place! The Stellenbosch Mom…

A Beautiful Celebration at Babylonstoren

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There are few things that are as blissful as spending a day in seemingly untouched nature, surrounded by seasonal gardens while meandering along tree-lined, gravel pathways with the kids, hearing them laughing with, believe it or not, the gobble of turkeys and the hee-haw of donkeys in the distance. Surrounded by the majestic Drakenstein mountains, Babylonstoren is truly a magical…

Thumbs-up for Tokara

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“Tokara is the embodiment of GT Ferreira’s philosophy that good wine, good food and good art go together to make a good lifestyle” and we wholeheartedly agree. The entire farm is a multi sensorial experience that brings together fine wine, real, wholesome food and beautifully crafted art. The owner is an avid supporter of the fine arts and the winery…

Delightful Dunstone’s revamped bistro and indoor playroom

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It was exactly four years ago in the May of 2014 that we stumbled onto this gem at the foot of the Hawequa mountains and fell in love with the Dunstone Estate just outside Wellington.  Set among the guava trees with pristine views on the mountains and free roaming pigs in the orchard, it is truly a unique experience to visit this estate. …

10 Fun kids party venues


I often get stuck when it comes to throwing one of my children's birthday parties. There are so many decisions to make. First, you have to decide on a theme (the most important question, ask any kid) and then, a myriad of questions seem to follow: how many kids do you want to invite, what should the cake look like, etc.? …

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