After spending almost three decades’ worth of holidays along its shores, I still jump at every chance for a West Coast weekend. This time around I explored Elands Bay – a seaside hamlet mainly known for surfing and crayfish, although what with the latter now listed as endangered, the costly crustacean was entirely off the … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Get reacquainted with nature at Rocherpan Reserve”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Settled in the coastal scrub between the small seaside towns of Dwaskersbos and Elands bay, Rocherpan is one of the few private reserves that are almost entirely … Continue Reading

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