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Sea Chasing the Light, Otter Trail

Sea Chasing the Light, Otter Trail

Heaven on Earth, Otter Trail

Heaven on Earth, Otter Trail

Painted Sky Final Night, Otter Trail

Painted Sky Final Night, Otter Trail

Best Seat in the House, Otter Trail

Best Seat in the House, Otter Trail

Shelly Beach, Otter Trail

Shelly Beach, Otter Trail

Powdered Almond Pebbles, Otter Trail

Powdered Almond Pebbles, Otter Trail

Coastal Frame, Otter Trail

Coastal Frame, Otter Trail

Wild Coastal Flower, Otter Trail

Wild Coastal Flower, Otter Trail

Rock Textures, Otter Trail

Rock Textures, Otter Trail

Angular Coast & Clouds, Otter Trail

Angular Coast & Clouds, Otter Trail

Contemplating in the Morning Light, Otter Trail

Contemplating in the Morning Light, Otter Trail

Otter Trail Reflections

Otter Trail Reflections

Sky Gazing on Jagged Rocks, Otter Trail

Sky Gazing on Jagged Rocks, Otter Trail

Sun Down Rock Corridor, Otter Trail

Sun Down Rock Corridor, Otter Trail

The Otter Trail

The Otter Trail

The Otter Trail is a five day, 42km hike in the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest by a breathtaking untouched coastline. You sleep in wooden huts with no electricity or mobile phone reception and for five days all you hear is the sound of the ocean and the incessant insect hum of the bush. Hailed as one of the World’s most beautiful hikes, this was the opportunity of a lifetime.


Otter Trail Pack List

Otter Trail Pack List

Gil Bauman has done the Otter Trail so many times that he has lost count! He has very kindly allowed us to publish his Otter Trail Pack List which has been finely honed over the years to cover all eventualities while being as light as possible.


Labia Cinema

Labia Cinema

One of the most magical ways to spend an evening in Cape Town (and escape the 21st century altogether!) is to have drinks on the terrace at The Mount Nelson and then stroll down to watch a movie at the Labia cinema which is just around the corner. This is what we did for Lucie’s 28th birthday a few days ago and it is like going back in time.

The Labia has barely changed for over sixty years and is the countries oldest independent art cinema. All of the original Art Deco features remain, including a little wooden box office where a woman in a pill box hat will exchange a cardboard theatre ticket for only R30 – that’s less than £3 and one cheap date!

Buy hot buttered popcorn in a brown paper bag and home made tablet from the Choc Bar (which still has the same innocent tagline ‘Nothing Nicer’) and then order drinks from Harold’s bar AND be served by Harold himself, as he has done for almost thirty years! Take your drinks into one of the four small theatres and, for a truly authentic nostalgic experience, sit in the back row with your arm around your girl!


Elusive Jimmy is Collared (again)

Elusive Jimmy is Collared (again)

Simonstown baboon Jimmy, who is a member of the waterfall troop, was re-collared on the 29th of April 2010. This was after he managed to remove the collar that was fitted to him by removing the nuts that held the collar in place with his fingers!


Our Ultimate Weekend in Cape Town

Our Ultimate Weekend in Cape Town

Get the insider knowledge on Cape Town and learn of all the wondrous things to do, see and eat in one weekend. We have managed to narrow down a large list of favourites to bring you our ultimate weekend in the Mother City. Hold on to your hatsies..


Sporty Harbour Heights

Sporty Harbour Heights

Layers of stripes at Harbour Heights.


Ship Wreck, Noordhoek

Ship Wreck, Noordhoek

Doorstep Surprise

Doorstep Surprise

An amazing clash of pillar box, pink and the palest blue on Long Street, Cape Town.


Biscuit Mill

Biscuit Mill

The Saturday market at the Biscuit Mill. Organic grub served on peeling doors.


Name on the List?

Name on the List?

Frighteningly smooth bouncer at Cape to Cuba in Kalk Bay.


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