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26 Nov

VIP wine-tasting with Hempies du Toit

I'm a garagiste', I enjoy wine and I guide many wine tours in the Cape Winelands. Without a doubt my favourite winery is Annandale. Many people ask why I am so enthusiastic about this cellar. Well for a start, it is housed in an old historic buildicheap cialis onlineng that was built in the late 1600's. It is beautiful and peaceful here and it as a very small intimate destination. Theses days it seems to me that many of the wineries are status symbols of wealthy individuals and...

23 Oct

Cape Town’s oldest theatre

St. Stephen’s Church on Riebeek square in central Cape Town is the only Dutch Reformed church named after a saint. But the story runs a little deeper than that. The building was erected during the first British occupation as a theatre which opened onviagra price the 17th November 1800; consequently making it the oldest theatre in South Africa and the only theatre to become a church. Back under Dutch regime for a little while it was called the Afrikaansche Schouwburg or simply the Komediehuis. With the official emancipation of...

18 Oct

JAN VAN RIEBEEK – Before and after The Cape

Most of us are unaware of the fact that Jan Van Riebeek only spent ten years of his life at the Cape. The legacy he left behind however is one of epic proportion. Statues, Street names, river names, school names, suburb nlevitra no prescriptionames, town names, you name it, it’s called Riebeek. But who was the man before and after the Cape? To begin with, he was born in Culemborg in the Netherlands as Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck on 21 April 1619 as the son of a surgeon. Jan grew up...

30 Aug

The King’s Block House

The Kings Block House is a historical site on Devils Peak. Named after King George III of Great Britain, high on the Eastern flank of Table Mountain is the highest of a series of Block Houses built by the British in 1796, as a defensive and lookout position. Kings block house was placed theMejorar Las Erecciones - Cure Erectile Dysfunction Spanishre as from that point it was possible to see False Bay on the Eastern side of the Cape Peninsula and from there it was possible to signal via the...

31 Oct

Picnic with whales

There are often beautiful days in Cape Town . . . and then there are days of heaven. Today was such a day, with mild temperatures of 20 deg C, cloudless skies and barely a breath of air. Both False Bay and The Atlantic seaboard were as still as wishing-wells.I was fortunate to host Mike & Pip Tait from Newcastle on a tour of the Cape Peninsula. Mike was particularly keen that we would see whales and other wildlife. He has traveled elsewhere three times in the vain hope of...