We stopped the Old Gaol Coffee Shop and Restaurant for lunch after visiting The Fairy Sanctuary in Swellendam.
Getting there: from Cape Town side drive to the eastern end of the main road keeping your eyes open for the NG Kerk on the left; the Restaurant is across the street.
GPS Coordinates: -34.01797, 20.44720
The Old Gaol is across the street from the NG Kerk at the end of the main road of Swellendam.
NG Kerk, Swellendam
This is a super easy walk or run along the Pipe-track above Camps Bay; perfect for a lazy Sunday morning. We headed out to Lion’s Head on a Sunday morning but were put off by the crowds, so headed instead for an easy walk along the Pipe-track. We were rewarded with sunny views of Table Mountain, Camps Bay and Lion’s Head.
Getting there: park in the parking lot at the SANParks Table Mountain info center at the top of Kloof Nek.
GPS Coordinates: -33.94296, 18.39549
Difficulty: comfortable walking on easy-to-follow-trail
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We have now had two great successes making Braai-Pies at home. We have filled ours with spinach (homegrown in our veggie garden), feta and bacon.
Preparing the Braai-Pie
Braai-Pie on the coals
Braai-Pie ready to eat!
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Sulina, generally referred to as The Fairy Sanctuary, is an odd little place in Swellendam which will delight princesses of all ages!
Address: 37 Buitekant Street
Cost: R20 Adults; R10 Children (U13)
Hours: Wednesdays to Saturday: 09h00 — 16h30, Sundays: 10:00 — 16h00, everyday during school holidays: 09h00 — 16h30
Set in a quiet neighborhood street in Swellendam, Sulina is a private house surrounded by a garden with all things fairy. There is a shop selling all kinds of magical odds-and-ends.
Sulina, the Fairy Sanctuary, Swellendam
I have visited the Cederberg Wines cellars twice now, and this time I was blown away by their wines. On our last visit they had their Bukettraube in stock, and now I know why they often run out!
We popped in at Cederberg Wines after a very wet, very cold hike up to the Maltese Cross. Clearly they mistook us for royalty as we came away laden with wine and more than slightly tipsy after being treated as such.
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