Kassiesbaai is a small fishermen village near Arniston in the Western Cape, South Africa. Worthwhile a holiday; away from the big tourist traps within South Africa. It’s where many Capetonians go when escaping the Mother City. See here why.
Last Friday afternoon at 3: First Capetonians arriving within the boundaries of the Cape Agulhas Municipality for their weekend getaway in places like Napier, Bredasdorp, Arniston, Struisbaai and Cape Agulhas. Every Friday about 10000 to 15000 cars with registration plates of the Mother City (including suburbs) escape Table Mountain for enjoyment in the Overberg; the majority to Hermanus/Gansbaai, followed by the mentioned places and Greyton.
Many tourists to Cape Town visit the Waterfront. Alas … next to the Waterfront is the Watershed; a new building (with a yellow top gable). It’s one of those few places in the Mother City where one can buy truly South African made souvenirs. And unique these are!!! Unfortunately the Watershed is severely under-marketed by the tourism authorities and travel organisations. Pity, pity….
Helon Melon is one of those outlets in the Watershed. The owner and name-giver deals directly with the designers and crafts people who supply this shop. The prices are very reasonable. Helon Melon also has some of her own staff engaged in creating unique pieces; from jewellery to clothing and everything in between.
Pictured at the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. There is not much public art in South Africa’s ‘Mother City. Most art of significance can be found in private collections or in/around prestigious hotels. In Johannesburg one can find a plethora of public art; accessible for all and not only for the happy few…