Top Restaurateur falls in Love with West Coast

Top Restaurateur falls in Love with West Coast

17th May 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

An award-winning British restaurateur and gin manufacturer has fallen in love with the West Coast. Although Russell Foster owns 17 restaurants in Britain and a craft brewery and gin distillery he spends most of his time in Velddrif. Because this is where his heart is now. It’s here that heRead More

Tunafeesh says it's another great beach day.

Tunafeesh’s Surf Report

17th May 2017 at 9:18 am 0 comments

By Tunafeesh Looks like Wednesday is going to be your best option of getting some surfing in with a push in the swell in the late afternoon. The swell tends to drop off for the weekend but the good news is that the temperature increases to 30 degrees on Sunday.Read More

Stoep Stereo: the Builder ….

Stoep Stereo: the Builder ….

16th May 2017 at 10:50 am 0 comments

Linza de Jager writes these stoep stories. The thing about living in a small place is that everyone knows everyone. And that can be a problem. I mean, when things that should not be transparent become transparent, things can become sticky… And so it turned out when I met Lovey.*Read More

Behind the Scenes at Maranello

Behind the Scenes at Maranello

15th May 2017 at 6:36 am 0 comments

Something’s cooking at Trattoria Maranello in Melkbosstrand. Local artist Claudia is busy transforming the backyard of “the house of Ferrari-Food.” When she is finished the “backyard-without-a-view will be very much a backyard-with-a-view, and a distinctly Cape Town one at that. Claudia interrupted her work on the 3-D murals to smileRead More

The sea green beauty. Photos:

A Blast from the Past

15th May 2017 at 5:40 am 0 comments

“Yes, you can take a photo,” the owner of the sea-green dreamboat parked at Slabber se Klippe said Sunday afternoon. And then he looked straight ahead of him again, as did his wife. The photo was after all not going to be of them but of their vintage car. AndRead More

Singing Tree

Singing Tree

13th May 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

Melkbosstrand has a singing tree. No jokes! The tree in question stands opposite the Seafood Lapa. But for those of you who are going to head over there right now in order to hear it sing, let me just go on record and say that it probably won’t utter aRead More

Denzel Koenana.

Huiskok Winner’s Plans for Mother’s Day

13th May 2017 at 6:08 am 0 comments

At least one West Coast mom is certain of getting a superb Mother’s Day meal tomorrow. Denzel Koenana, who is Kuier magazine’s assistant food editor and winner of the 2016 Huiskok competition, will be preparing a special Mother’s Day lunch for mom Jannetjie Schassers. That’s one thing Koenana, who livesRead More

Colyn and Daleen Serfontein. Photo: Facebook

Colyn Serfontein: ‘Every Day is Mother’s Day’

11th May 2017 at 8:57 am 0 comments

Well-known chef and artisan baker Colyn Serfontein’s (Colyn Kook Man Kos) lost his mother years ago. But he firmly believes “that every day is Mother’s Day.” Not just this coming Sunday 14 May. “I have to let you down and tell you that my children will be taking me wifeRead More

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What a Stylish Centenarian will do on Mother’s Day

11th May 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Centenarian Mabel Simpson from Melkbosstrand will be going out for lunch this Mother’s Day. This is not unusual at all. At the great old age of 100 years she still dresses elegantly, still has her silver hair done just so, and still dances until she is stiff. On Sunday MabelRead More

Seafood & Soul food for Artists

Seafood & Soul food for Artists

9th May 2017 at 8:57 am 0 comments

Art and good food go together. But getting the latter in the remote west coast town of Hondeklipbaai is not easy, says landscape painter Madeleine “Madz” Baumgarten. Originally from the Free State, her preferences are for Boerekos. But since settling in Hondeklipbaai with her partner and fellow artist Deon ‘Villain’Read More



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