Pickled fish / Kerrievis [done]

 If you are not as lucky as I am to be married to a fisherman and to have two sons and a son-in-law not too shabby with a fishing rod either, then hake from your fishmonger will have to do. Over the years I have tried many traditional recipes, but I promise you : we...

Drink summer [done]

Both Desmond and I grew up with mothers who made Ginger beer and Grenadila cordial as a summer cool drink.The drink was only allowed to brew to make it fizzy and non alcoholic (although I do remember becoming quite tipsy once because I scoffed down the delicious...

holiday on the Namibian coast [done]

In 1994 we moved back to South Africa after a 13 year stay in Walvis Bay , Namibia. They say once the fine Namibian sand gets into your heart, there is no way you’ll get it out again. For us there are other contributing factors: it is where Desmond and I bought...

About us [done]

In 1994 we moved from Namibia to a town called George on the Garden Route in South Africa – we found this wonderful property,first registered in 1861. The place was very neglected, but I undertook to start a guest house, so that the house could at least pay for...

History [done]

The grounds on which Fairview stands was first registered in 1864 in the names of Messrs. Swemmer and Meyer, directors of the first bank in George. When these two gentlemen found themselves in financial difficulty in 1894, they sold the farm to Koos and Miems Stander....