Pickling Peppadews [done]

      The peppadews growing at Fairview self-seeds and we find ourselves in constant supply of these deliciously piquant little peppers. The green shaped ones will all turn red at some stage – I quite like the look of a combination of green and...

a trip through Baviaanskloof [done]

Over Easter weekend 2015 we made use of the service of Locum Solutions (Sandra and Mullin de Placido tel 082 6999 271) to run our guest house and we joined Jannie and Thea Malherbe on a trip through the Baviaanskloof. The Malherbes own Futro Paints and have been our...

networking over a cup of coffee [done]

I organise networking get togethers on behalf of the local Outeniqua Tourism Association – for our March 2015 get together a few of my B&B friends accompanied me on a visit to the local coffee roasters who supply me with freshly ground coffee on a weekly...

Hike while you can [done]

Today I met a young man from George who is starting a new tourism venture: Outeniqua Mountain Trail Walks. Elton Olivier will take visitors to George on guided trail walks through the Outeniqua Mountains. His contact number is 0798539306 and email...

the make-over of Shanty 21 [done]

When our children were still in school they formed a band and,  as you know, a band needs to practice. When you grow up in a house that is your home as well as a guest house that proves to be a problem. Our children’s solution was to claim a small store room...

Security / right of admission reserved [done]

We can now say ‘secure parking offered’ – we just had 2 sets of beams installed to protect the cars at night. The beams are activated at 11.30 at night which will help with another problem that we guest house owners have to contend with: After more...

the Old Car Show 14+15 February ’15 [done]

  The 19th George Old Car Show took place on 14th and 15th February 2015 at the PW Botha College in York Street, George. I have owned my 1958 Volkswagen Beetle for more than 12 years. People often ask me why my Beetle is not exhibited at the annual Old Cars Show...

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...