A couple of months ago I spent a night at one of my favourite Karoo farm stay spots, DikkopVlakte Gasteplaas between Grahamstown and Bedford. Although they offer self-catering accommodation in the 6 bedroom main house, we were there for a meeting the next day and the owners Tommy and Carine van Kerken joined us for … Continue reading Traditional Roly-Poly at DikkopVlakte (recipe)
I'm not much of a wine drinker, but I do enjoy tasting wine. Here I'm tasting one of Port Elizabeth's own wines, proudly produced at the Theescombe Estate Wine Farm.
Everybody knows the Winelands in the Western Cape based around Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. Then there is the rapidly developing Plettenberg Bay Wine Route. But did you know Port Elizabeth also have a wine farm? The Theescombe Estate Wine Farm is located on a 2-hectare smallholding in the Theescombe on the western side of Port … Continue reading A wine farm in PE?
One of the first things Karoo Girl asked me when she heard I was going to visit her home town of Graaff-Reinet, was if I was going to go and see the oldest cake in the country. Now I know most of Graaff-Reinet's attractions, but the cake was a first for me. She directed me … Continue reading The oldest cake in South Africa
I was going through some older photos of mine and came across this one I took in New Brighton a while back. This lady sells roosterkoek and vetkoek from a container near the Red Location Museum (which is currently still closed) and when I worked for Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism and got to go to … Continue reading Township take-aways
I attended the third Eastern Cape blogger meetup event at The Plantation this morning and there was food. I mean it was great networking, meeting fellow bloggers, awesome talks and... food. Ok, so I'm not going to post about the event and all the great bloggers who attended, but I am going to show you … Continue reading #ECMeetUp food
I had to drive to East London yesterday (and missed yesterday's post so will slot one in a bit later today) and back today. Along the way I stopped for a quick take away. Want to venture a guess where I stopped? I'll give you a hint. In addition to roosterkoek they also sell the … Continue reading Roosterkoek for lunch
The Karoo Heartland village of Nieu-Bethesda is weird and quirky, but in a nice way. It has a lot of interesting nooks and crannies which include a couple of fascinating attractions, authentic Nieu-Bethesdian accommodation and slightly off the regular type of mainstream restaurants and eateries. When you pass a little restaurant with a sign saying Bruno's Alfresco Pizzeria … Continue reading Pizza, World Famous in Nieu-Bethesda
We've never been to the fish shops on the harbour to buy fresh fish but a Saturday or two ago, in search of finding something else to make for dinner than just the usual stuff, we decided to go and have a look. We landed up in Fisherman Fresh (throw a left as you enter … Continue reading Fresh fish on the PE Harbour
When you are young and in love you go out your way to be romantic. Flowers, movies, open the door, whispers in the ear, special dinners and and and. When you get slightly older and have kids, just spending a little time together on your own without the kids is seen as romantic. For us … Continue reading A romantic evening at The Plantation