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the forgotten route, a train trip to the karoo

The Forgotten train route to the Karoo

Two weekends ago I was invited on the Forgotten Route, Train to the Karoo tour by the wonderful and quirky Wineflies tour company and I had the living best time. This two-day excursion involved wine (a lot of it), a train trip through one of the most beautiful stretches of South Africa, and an overnight’s stay in the oasis town of Matjiesfontein that is literally frozen in time. It was also pretty freezing, but here is a what it was all about with my pics to tell a better story.  Continue Reading →


my guide to eating out in Cape Town

My guide to eating out in Cape Town

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for years and now it’s come about by necessity. I am constantly asked for recommendations about where to eat in Cape Town from internationals that follow DrizzleandDip.com and friends and acquaintances that visit the mother city.

This is a comprehensive list based on where I love to eat and where I tend to eat again and again. There are restaurants out there that are really great and I’m still trying to get there. This is my list based on my experience and no offence to any restaurant that isn’t featured here.

I have started two restaurant guides, which I will continue to post my recommendations to as regularly as I can. They are my Facebook Taste & Titbits page @EatCapeTown, and my Instagram @EatingCapeTown page. I post interesting dishes, favourite restaurants and various specials I find along the way. Follow along for all the deliciousness I manage to hunt down. Continue Reading →


the shortmarket club new prix fixe menu

the shortmarket club new prix fixe menu

On Friday I was invited experience the new prix fixe lunch menu at The Shortmarket Club and unsurprisingly I was very impressed. Starting from now, and carrying on through winterer, Wesley Randles and his team will be dishing up an adventurous three-course menu offering a pair of options per course. Dishes will change frequently and will be hearty bistro fare with touches of flare and sophistication.  Continue Reading →


the most delicious dish of mussels, leeks and bacon on sourdough toast

mussles, leeks and bacon on sourdough toast

This delicious recipe for mussels, leeks and bacon comes from Giles Edwards – the chef and owner of La Tête restaurant in Cape Town. He opened this spot in trendy Bree Street last November and specialized in a nose to tail menu concept rooted in French cooking. I also discovered that this fabulous eatery has so much more to offer for even a slightly unadventurous eater such as myself, and I had the most delicious lunch there last Friday. Continue Reading →


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