Restaurants – South Africa

Jordan restaurant, Cape winelands

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  When I started visiting Stellenbosch and Paarl the Cape winelands for the first time as a student, eating was the furthest thing from my and my companions’ minds.  The main aim was to find wineries that did not charge you for tasting and then to schmooze the staff behind the tasting counter so that […]

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Harbour House, Kalk Bay

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Photo courtesy and © Harbour House website There are many things in this world between which there are proportional relationships.  Sometimes, this is a direct proportional relationship:  the more you exercise, the fitter you get; the likelihood of the photocopier breaking is directly proprtional to the importance of the job you are copying; or you […]

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Deli Street Café, Port Elizabeth – breakfast heaven

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  Some people were born with blue eyes. Some people were born with blood type O. Some people were born with their ring finger longer than their index finger. Me? I was born with a high RC factor – resistance to change. I get it from my father, who manifested this factor all through his […]

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The Lookout, Plettenberg Bay

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One of the pieces of wisdom that I am fond of dispensing to friends is this:  I believe that the secret to a contented life lies in learning to accept and even enjoy change.  It’s a lesson that I have found to be very hard to learn (and I’m still doing some remedial classes!!), and one that my father has […]

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Salt @ The Ambassador Hotel, Cape Town

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  It’s always a gamble trying to re-live the past.  Meeting up with an ex-lover after a separation; re-tracing your steps on a journey that you enjoyed many years ago; or going back to a place that holds happy memories for you.  It could be fantastic; or you could find that the harsh reality of the […]

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The Verandah (The Beach Hotel), Port Elizabeth

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Before I moved to London, I had only ever lived in one place – my hometown of Port Elizabeth.  It’s a funny thing, living in one place for many years.  Not only do you get to bore anybody younger than you by reciting all the previous incarnations of a particular venue (“Well when I was […]

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The Duck Pond (Welmoed winery), Stellenbosch wine route

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  I remember what it was like to be a student.  All the grand plans of how life would turn out; all the late-night studying; all the emotional dramas; all the midnight poetry-writing; and all the penury.  If I think back, we were absolutely always on the lookout for ways to save money and no lengths […]

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