Cold and crowd-free. Just the way I like it. Hermanus out of season is truly a magical place. Twice over the last two months, I’ve had the pleasure of exploring this popular seaside destination sans the crush of summertime holidaymakers. Think gloomy skies, howling winds and introspective beach walks – not quite the pastel umbrellas, … Continue Reading

The De Hoop Collection is a nature reserve on the Cape South Coast that makes for the perfect “close to home” getaway. Encompassing fauna, flora and some damn good food, De Hoop lies about 3 hours from Cape Town and offers guests a chance to relax, unwind and return to nature. Falling under Cape Country … Continue Reading

Arniston – the quintessential seaside town on the Cape’s southern coast – played host to me over an unseasonably stormy weekend. Since my cookbook West Coast Wander is officially in stores, I reckon I can consider myself a connoisseur of that particular coastline – perhaps it’s time for a new landscape? Finding myself growing steadily … Continue Reading

Although I’m a West Coast girl at heart, if there was one town I’d be quite content to escape to, it would be Stanford. This little riverside hamlet is – in my opinion – the jewel of the Overberg region. Settled on the banks of the Klein River, Stanford marks the halfway point between the … Continue Reading

Everyone loves Hermanus – I’d even go so far as to say that everyone loves Hermanus a little too much. Each time I’ve visited the Overstrand town, it’s been in peak holiday season – the cliffs cluttered with December strollers or sharp-eyed searchers hoping to spot a denizen of the deep. Preferring to shy away … Continue Reading