This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “West Coast Wander: At home with history in Hopefield”. It is accompanied by a recipe – “Poached Pear & Rooibos Pavlova”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Located inland, Hopefield was originally known as the gateway to the West Coast, as … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “West Coast Wander: Finding Gold in Elands Bay”. It is accompanied by a recipe – “Potato Thermidor”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. The enduring charm that Elands Bay has is aided in part by the fact that apart from surfing, … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Druk My Niet Stud: Where Agriculture meets Epicure”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. A short drive from Cape Town – an especial treat with Springtime’s golden fields of canola – and you’ll find yourself accommodated on a working farm that … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “West Coast Wander: Family Ties, Finns and Fishing in Velddrif”. It is accompanied by a recipe – “Bokkom Pâté with Cape Gooseberry Chutney”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Of all the towns along the Cape West Coast, my favourite by … Continue Reading

Is it possible to fall in love with a building? Or is the place where the building is situated the reason behind my heartache, my longing and my mild jealousy that other people get to call this building home on various long, sun-filled weekends during the year. The building in question that is causing me … Continue Reading