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Bay Harbour Market – Hout Bay -Cape Town 


Bay Harbour market is situated on the water’s edge in the old authentic part of the Hout Bay Harbour and comprises more than 100 stalls in an old fish factory, including external tented alleys and courtyards.

The story of Bay Harbour Market starts with two friends, Paul Rutzen and Anthony Stroebel, and their trip to visit the old fish factory in Hangberg. Say’s Anthony Stroebel, “We discovered the building….and realised that it served as a perfect platform from which to begin to uplift the area, uplift the community…and in the process celebrate the vibrancy and creativity that is so unique to SA, Cape Town and, indeed, Hout Bay”.

Take a look

To find out more visit their website

The Meeting Place – Coffee Shop – Simons Town – Cape Town

The meeting place is a cafe snuggled away on the first floor of an old Dutch Malay building in Simon’s Town, which is a little fishing village in south western Cape Town.

The owners have created a superb cafe where locals and tourists can meet, eat and drink good coffee.

The interior design is simple and cosy with lots of great ideas to borrow from, take a look.



The Meeting Place
98 St George’s St. Simon’s Town
Cape Town, Western Cape


Madame Zingara

It`s getting harder to grab people’s attention when it comes to advertising, so many companies use the same old formats which can get very boring. So I love it when companies do something different.

Madame Zingara is one such company, They have been using an array of old vans and cars, which have been hand painted.

They are based in Cape Town and had one of the most amazing restaurants I have ever been to. Tragically it burnt down but it has been resurrected in the form of a travelling circus called “The Theater of Dreams” an enthralling traveling dinner cirque extravaganza housed in one of the last remaining antique mirror tents in the world. From the moment you arrive they create an amazing theatrical experience.

They have a really beautiful website which is worth a look.

Click here to be taken to their website.

Tokara Delicatsessen

Tokara vineyard has recently opened its new delicatessen, situated a short distance from the main vineyard.

The deli has the most spectacular views over the Simonsberg mountains.

Click here to visit their website

Tree sculpture – Tokara Vineyard Cape-town

I visited the amazing Tokara vineyard whilst in Cape-town last week.

The winery is situated on the crest of the Helshoogte Pass, about 5km from the historic winemaking town of Stellenbosch. Apart from award winning architecture, the estate offers magnificent vistas of the Simonsberg Mountains, False Bay, Table Mountain and the lush Idas Valley.

They use the entrance to the tasting rooms and restaurant as an instilation space regularly  showing some amazing sculptures.

This is their latest offering and its really stunning. The trees are made up of layers of aluminium laser cut sheets.

On closer inspection the branches of the trees are made up of thousands of words.

Click here to visit their website

Long St – Cape Town

On a recent trip to Cape Town I saw these interesting pieces of street art on Long Street.

The photos below are actually an advert for a showcase of students artwork at the City Varsity

Click here for a link to their website

The Grand Daddy Hotel

One of my favourite cities in the world is Cape town, I have visited the “Mother City” as its known for over 10 years and I am still discovering great new stores, hotels and restaurants. This city is a melting pot of cultures and styles which is reflected in design. On my last visit in January whilst partaking of my favourite past time which is shopping,  I discovered The Grand Daddy a great new boutique hotel. The unique thing about this quirky little hotel is that it has a trailer park on its roof with nine airstream caravans and an outdoor cinema. Quite how they managed to get them up their amazes me. Each one has its own distinctive individual design. Now I don’t mind telling you if this is the future of caravanning count me in.

Take a look at these photos and click the link at the end to be taken to their official website where you will find lots more information and fab photos.



The mens toilets have see through fish tanks so you can actually see who is spending a penny,

but don’t fret it only shows your head and shoulders!

The bar is called Daddy Cool

A typical bedroom

This is the airstream trailer park

All the Caravan have their own individual styled interiors

Click here to be taken to their official website

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