Breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive from Noordhoek to Hout Bay

17 March 2013 After our leisurely stroll around the Silvermine Reservoir on Sunday morning, we continued through to the suburb of Noordhoek, where we had visited the Noordhoek Garden Emporium for lunch that time – remember? Suddenly, Richard pulled over into a small lay-by and squeezed himself into a parking spot behind a huge tour … More Breathtaking Chapman’s Peak Drive from Noordhoek to Hout Bay

I visit Cape Point: The (almost)-southernmost tip of Africa

10 February 2013 On Sunday, after visiting the African Penguins at Boulders Beach, we drove even further south: to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Reggie told me that there are many lovely hiking trails here (e.g. Sirkelsvlei, Kanonkop, Gifkommetjie, and the Shipwreck Trail) but we did not have time to explore any of … More I visit Cape Point: The (almost)-southernmost tip of Africa

Our delicious lunch at the Noordhoek Garden Emporium

02 February 2013 We had some muffins and pancakes over coffee and tea at a little coffee shop inside the Noordhoek Garden Emporium. It’s a delightful place, with lots of trees and flowering plants, and I felt right at home! We met up with one of Richard’s aunts, who is house-sitting and dog-sitting in Noordhoek, … More Our delicious lunch at the Noordhoek Garden Emporium

Grazing horses, leaping kudus and migrating leopard toads?!

02 February 2013 As we drove over Ou Kaapse Weg (cough-cough!) to Noordhoek this morning, Reggie said I should look out for some unusual signs by the road. Look at this strange one: “Do you have moose or elk here? In the middle of the city?!” I asked, astonished. Those signs look a bit like … More Grazing horses, leaping kudus and migrating leopard toads?!