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Beaver Creek Coffee Estate

Many excursions are driven by a whim or obscure purpose.  Our 1st visit to Beaver Creek Coffee Estate took place because Cliff had somehow detectived that they served Mozart Cake made by Chateau Gateaux.  We had hankered after this since it was served in a deli in Swellendam.  On that occasion We drove 197km to Port Edward from Umdloti just ... Read More »

The Waffle House – Ramsgate

I remember The Waffle House when it was still The Teahouse of the Blue Lagoon.  In my school days it was already an institution.  My son Fjord can only eat home-made waffles made with Orgran ‘No Egg’ as his is allergic to eggs.  It is not fair to go a-wafflin’ when he cannot partake.   We were prepared to block our ... Read More »

Miss Grace Country Food House – a real treat

A friend who has visited and enjoyed the Walkerville Market sent me a link to joburg.co.za’s post about it.  On Saturday we set forth to the market.  Unfortunately because most stall holders were at the annual Walkerville Agricultural Show down the road we could not form a real impression of the market but we will return.  We popped into the ... Read More »

Blue Haze, an idyllic meal stop between Durban and Joburg

Imagine how it would feel to line up a row of identical cherries on a slot machine, I got that feeling when we discovered Blue Haze Country Lodge.  Yesterday on our trip home from Durban to Joburg we made a most awesome discovery.  On the trip we always travel through part of the Natal Midlands, we buy honey for R28 ... Read More »

Hops Hollow Brewery, the highest brewery in South Africa

Recently en route to our weekend stay at Misty Mountain in the Sabie area we stopped at Hops Hollow Brewery for lunch, and of course a beer tasting.  Situated on Long Tom Pass it is the highest brewery in South Africa.  The pub menu was very limited, pretty much just toasted sarmies but once you get to beer tasting the ... Read More »

Ludwig’s Rose Farm – Taking time out to smell the roses

I have lived in Jo’burg for 13 years now, and have never really gelled with the place, my impression will always be of cold, hard, sharp edges, a half-starved model who shuns embrace.  I am a Natal girl at heart and always will be, sweet Natal ever soft and warm.  Still a day like today softens my perceptions and leaves ... Read More »

Arum Symphony Coffee Shop and Restaurant

  There is one place in Boksburg where the adjectives charming and tasteful fit like Cinderella’s slipper.  That place is Arum Symphony in Plantation.  The surrounding area is a contrasting blend of rejuvination and decay standing in juxtoposition.  Arum Symphony is a converted old house.  A house born in a time when buildings reflected quality and pride in workmanship.  There ... Read More »