Driving from Cape Town to Simon’s Town

First trip out of the Mother City was driving Cape Town to Simon’s Town. We planned our route via Chapman’s Peak but discovered that on Wednesday’s during February and March the Peak road is closed……note to self check website on the day. You would think that having retired early I had all the time in […]

What is Kalk Bay like? – photos

Happened on Kalk Bay whilst staying at the lovely William French Residence in Simons Town . A fifteen minute drive north on the Eastern Cape coastal route and with parking easy to come by there was no excuse not to stop at this fabulous arty, quirky seaside town…. ………and so glad we  did. Nice flat walking for […]

Residence William French in Simon’s Town

On the steep slopes of the Froggy Pond area of Simon’s Town there is a little piece of heaven ….. the exquisite upscale Residence William French. The fabulous welcome we received from both William and Janine set the tone…. it was like being invited to a friend’s house where we met with other guests for […]

Boulders Beach photoblog

One of the highlights of our recent South African road trip was a stop off at Boulder’s Beach home of the famous penguin colony. Watching them and taking photos kept us occupied for at least an hour. Here are some of my favourite penguins.

Scarborough Beach, South Africa

Whilst staying at the wonderful Residence William French we enjoyed dinner with other guests sat around a lovely large table, the beauty of mingling with like minded travellers is that you all swap tips and travel secrets whilst enjoying the incredible food that William serves …..more about that on another post…I digress ….the travel secret we […]