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Our version of SuzelleDIY’s Braai Pie

If you have not yet seen SuzelleDIY take a moment to do so now.

You are welcome.

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.

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Sulina: the Fairy Sanctuary

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

Sulina, the Fairy Sanctuary, Swellendam


CAPESTORM Ladies’ Disa Shirt

I bought Ms Cape-hike a CAPESTORM Ladies’ Disa Shirt to match my CAPESTORM Men’s Congo Short Sleeve shirt and we are now THAT couple in our matching CAPESTORM hiking gear.

Crossing the Goukamma on the pont

Crossing the Goukamma on the pont

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Cederberg Wines

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!

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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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Cederberg Astronomical Observatory

We drove past the Cederberg Astronomical Observatory on out way to hike up to the Maltese Cross last time we were in the Cederberg.

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I can find the Southern Cross and that is about it I am afraid. I am very keen to visit the Observatory — the altitude and remoteness of the Cederberg Mountains makes it an ideal location for star-gazing.

Viewing is by appointment only.


Asics Men’s Gel Nimbus 15 Road Running Shoes

After running quite happily in New Balance road shoes for the past few years, a new updated pair of xxx had me feeling decidedly uncomfortable, and I discovered that the medial post (part of the sole) xxx had been made with a new, harder material. This led me to a frantic search for a new pair of road shoes, which ended happily with a pair of Asics Men’s Gel Nimbus 15 road shoes.

Asics Gel Nimbus running shoeUnfortunately this happened in the build up to IronMan 2014.

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2014/2015 ADT SeaDog series

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I did not get to too may SeaDog paddle sessions last season, but hope to pop in for a few this year.

Cost: R150 for 10 races;  R20 for one Facebook: ADTSeadog

The weekly paddling race that is NEVER CANCELLED.

Racing starts in October and runs through, every Friday, to December. Each race kicks [...]

My Trail du Mont Rochelle 2014

Du Toitskop Peak beacon

This is trail running at its best: great turn out of people at a seamlessly executed organisation on new trail in a spectacularly beautiful mountain reserve. This is Ghaleed of Running the Cape’s second trail offering and has now established himself as an organiser who is doing all the right things. [...]

Eastern Buttress Route — How we spent a night on the mountain

The safety memorial on Table Mountain

Here is a comprehensive report courtesy of Rudi Scholtz detailing how things can go wrong on the mountain no matter how prepared you think you are — and how being prepared and following the rules will save your life! In many aspects it is very similar to my own experience on a nearby section of the [...]

Maltese Cross

Approaching the Maltese Cross

Hiking up to the Maltese Cross is possibly the classic central Cederberg hike. The impressive rock outcrop is your reward for walking up the fairly steep kloof. [...]