Kassiesbaai

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.

Escaping Table Mountain

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.

At The Fritz

The Fritz Hotel in Cape Town only has 3 stars but the service goes beyond 5. Above all: It’s clean!!! And it’s near Kloof Street with the widest variety of restaurants (within a few hundred meters walk) in the Mother City.

Trendy Places in Cape Town 3 (Helon Melon)

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.

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Post FynArts

Recently there was this event ‘Hermanus FynArts‘ in Hermanus in South Africa. Last week I walked along the ocean in this little town and realised that there is more public art in this town than in the bit ‘Mother City’ (Cape Town). Just wondering ….

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Row, Row, Row your Boat

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…Rowrowrowyourboat

Bric à Brac in THE Book Shop

Some photo’s I made at Hemingway’s in Hermanus. You might ask yourself if this is a book shop or a museum? It’s described as one of the ‘must visit spots’ in the new Louis Vuitton City Guide of Cape Town. Funny enough Hermanus is NOT in Cape Town but 120 odd kilometers East of the Mother City..