Food & Drink




The Zulu Kingdom now offers visitors a chance to experience the Brew Route, similar in many ways to the wine routes of the Western Cape. The Route consists of 8 breweries, which range from SABMiller (second largest brewer in the world) to the family run Farmers Brauhaus in Hattingspruit, Dundee. […]

The Brew Route: Durbans answer to the wine route?



In the last 10 years Cape Town has seen an explosion of retail areas, and shopping malls. I am not entirely sure where all these extra consumers are coming from, but it seems that business is thriving across the board. The latest addition is Willowbridge, which is less of a […]

Shopping: Willowbridge mall, Tygervalley


Capetonians love flea markets! and we have several every weekend: Here are the main ones. Greenpoint Stadium Flea market: This started with a guy selling Boerewors rolls on the weekend and has blossomed into the largest fleamarket in Cape Town. It is held every Sunday and public holiday from 09:00 […]

Flea Markets and Craft Markets in Cape town




In a rather unusual location below the highway in the foreshore, is a antique tent housing the relocated and renamed Madame Zingara’s Tent/Theatre of Dreams. The original restaurant in Bree Street burnt down in Sept ’06, and the insurance payout wasn’t enough to reopen so negotiations then started with the […]

Cape Town Nightlife: Madame Zingara’s Theatre of dreams.


Since my last post was a bit of a damning treatise, here is a great bit of news for visiting gastronomes. The S. Pellegrino 2007 list of “Best Restaurants in the world” was released last week and in the category for Africa and the Middle East, the top 5 were […]

Western Cape restaurants among the best in the world!


Had a concerted walk down Long Street today, to check out the Backpackers and get some prices for Paragliding (dying to try it), it’s R850 ($120), but they only go on hot days with little wind…wind and Cape Town are good friends and not easily parted. I am also toying […]

Noodlebosch noodelry in Long Street



We came back to the Kalk bay/Simon’s town area on Monday to have another crack at the Olympia cafe, which was fuller than a minibus, and to fetch Sarah’s cell phone from the kind gent that found it under our table at “Skebangers” in Noordhoek. Who says there is no […]

Kalk Bay and Cape to Cuba restaurant.