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

Local is Lekker

Local is Lekker

8th May 2017 at 10:43 am 0 comments

What is your favourite eatery on the West Coast? And why do you go there time and again? Does it appeal to you because it is local and lekker? There are so many local and lekker eateries on the West Coast that we’ve decided to name some. (And we’ll doRead More

Cold Night, Hot Talent

Cold Night, Hot Talent

6th May 2017 at 8:36 am 0 comments

The new group exhibition at the Beach House Gallery @ MJ’s in Melkbosstrand started last night. And although the night was cold the talent was hot, which made one forget about winter and flu. Power posse The walls of the large new gallery groaned under the weight of the thirteenRead More

Michael Kupferberg with his Crunchy Peanut Butter beer ice cream. Photos:

Beer Ice Cream, Yum!

5th May 2017 at 8:28 am 0 comments

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, and a beer tooth, you’ve got to try West Coast Beer Ice Cream. It’s velvety, creamy and subtle. It offers heady delights, although the alcohol has been cooked away. The beer ice cream is the brain child of Melkbosstrand business manager Mike Kupferberg. ItsRead More

Ronel Bakker's whimsical work. Photos: Supplied

Exhibition Promises to be a Wow

3rd May 2017 at 9:34 am 0 comments

The highlight of the week is approaching. The new group exhibition at the Beach House Gallery @ MJ’s in Melkbosstrand that starts Friday night will feature the work of 13 talented artists. They are Marie Theron, Thomas Kohler, Louis Pretorius, Lize van der Walt, Jeandré Marinier, Yvette Beneke, Herma Kitching,Read More

Rotary Charity Shop gets new Premises

Rotary Charity Shop gets new Premises

3rd May 2017 at 8:16 am 1 comment

 The Rotary Charity shop reopened yesterday. It now has better and bigger premises in the Beach Road Property building in Melkbosstrand. For the first time in their three years of existence the Rotary ladies have space to spread out. And volunteers Margaret Dixon, Joy Slabbert and Brenda Skinner were smiling.Read More

Hart puts a Smile on your Dial

Hart puts a Smile on your Dial

30th Apr 2017 at 10:44 am 0 comments

Saturday tried tested us, let’s admit it. It was scorching hot! The temperature hovered at a fearsome 35º. But inside Melkbosstrand popular eatery The Hart Breadhouse & Eatery things were cooler, even pretty chilled. It was beer o’ clock by the time I got there to collect my trusty oldRead More

Artist Jess does it again!

Artist Jess does it again!

30th Apr 2017 at 9:40 am 0 comments

Talented Melkbosstrand artist Jessica Käsner is just 15 years old and in grade 10. It’s hard to believe this, but it’s a fact as her birth certificate states so. Her maturity, and the maturity that informs her best paintings, can fool one. Exhibition The Melkbosstrand High School learner’s latest masterpiece,Read More



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