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The Best Veggie Burgers @ The Hart Breadhouse & Eatery

I lived in Melkbos a few years ago and had a couple of favourite places to eat. We decided to take a drive out that way for lunch this sunny Sunday afternoon and found quite a number of new places to choose between. After walking up and down the beachfront a few times, we decided the The Hart Breadhouse & Eatery looked like a vibey place to relax and enjoy a meal. With the fresh sea breeze ...
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Food, Glorious Food!

Showstopper Recipes from the Creative Talents on Stage and Behind the Scenes Some time ago I had the opportunity to engage in conversation with some of the creative talents of a number of spectacular productions, finding out a bit more about their roles as actors, directors and choreographers in making these theatrical masterpieces the successful productions we, as the audience, enjoy. Listenin...
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Yellowwood Restaurant and Café, Howick

This lovely restaurant is pleasing as far as both food and family entertainment are concerned. Set on a tranquil farm with a view of the Howick Falls, the property is home to some adorable creatures – all in miniature – miniature horses and miniature donkeys, a dexter bull and a few cows, pot belly pigs, goats, dwarf rabbits, guinea pigs and some chickens. On a sunny day it was a treat to choos...
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Day 18 | Meat Free Mondays

Today was a work day, so I spent most of it doing just that - working. By the time I was done we jumped in the car to find something to do and headed towards Howick, hoping to visit the Yellowwood Café, only to find it closed on Mondays. Next we tried to visit the Howick Museum, but arriving at 15h49, found it to close at 15h30. I thought we'd find consolation in chocolate from Florentines - also ...
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Day 17 |Sunday Walk and a Braai

Sunday's are lazy days, and even on holiday this is no exception. After a late sleep in followed by a scrumptious eggs benedict breakfast, Damian was hoisted onto Trevor's back in his backpack for a walk up to the top of the hill to admire the view. After controlled burning what remains of the grass is black, though this is a safer walk as far as snakes are concerned. Syrrah joined us, and chased ...
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Lavender Trout Bistro, Nottingham Road

A lovely family restaurant to enjoy a sunny day, Lavender Trout  is set in a beautiful patch of farmland. The first welcoming faces are those of the goats standing high atop their climbing post, as well as some roaming chickens and geese. Crossing a small stream the pathway leads to the outdoor dining area of the restaurant, equipped with wooden bench tables and with a view of a placid dam. A wan...
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Day 14 | A Day Trip to Durban

Trevor was going into Durban to do deliveries so offered to take us with and drop us off at Ushaka Marine World, much to Damian's delight. Damian's wheelchair also wouldn't charge yesterday, so after trying numerous things, Trevor taking the battery to have it checked, and being on the phone to the suppliers, Trevor arranged to take the charger in to a place in Durban to be checked. We can't have ...
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Piggly Wiggly Centre, Lion’s River

Piggly Wiggly Centre is home to a variety of speciality shops with an assortment of enticing products and treats. The shops encircle a playground and miniature golf course - entertainment for the kiddies while mom and dad shop or enjoy a bite to eat. Shops include: Midlands Fine Wines offering wine sales and tasting of wines from Natal and the Cape, and an alfresco dining area with platters to c...
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Naturesway Farm Stall, The Craggs

Tucked away on the Nature’s Valley Road at The Crags, heading out of Plettenberg Bay towards Stormsriver is a hidden gem – Naturesway Farm Stall. With a paddock of cows and calves welcoming you, you know you are in the country, and fresh farm milk is on sale in the store as well as cheese tasting of their own farm made cheese. Also in the shop are homemade frozen pies, a range of preserves, pestos...
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Day 1 | A Day with the Faeries

We are on the road... I got up early and started my work at 6 am and was done by 8:45. By the time we were dressed and packed, and had filled the car, we were on the road at 10:30.  Today was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, everything was bright. We drove along Melkbos beach to say goodbye, and to our mountain as well. Going up Sir Lowry's a truck stalled in front of us and we, and others ...
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