Cape Overberg

Betty’s Bay in the Overberg. And my little baby photography background

IMG_0145My mom lives in Betty’s Bay in The Overberg. We go visit as often as possible because obviously we LOVE my mom and Lester. It’s so nice to see them and lounge on their porch with an ocean view as the boys play in the garden. Jack loves exploring the fynbos, paths and streams and digging his heart out at the beach.

There’s so much to do in the Overberg – with beaches, fishing, quad biking, hiking and even sand boarding. In Betty’s Bay you’re also very close to Hermanus, Stanford, Kleinmond, Pringle Bay and Elgin. After about a year of exploring the area, we’re still dead-set on Betty’s Bay as the perfect weekend retreat for the whole family.

IMG_0143I recently got a propers Canon professional camera and a few lenses from Graeme, so I’ve started playing around again. I used to be my school’s photographer and belonged to a … Read the rest

Old Mac Daddy – Luxury Airstream Trailer Park in Elgin, Western Cape

20140824_162650Last weekend we were invited to spend a night at Old Mac Daddy in Elgin, Overberg. When you hear “trailer park”, your mind makes all sorts of unglamorous assumptions. We were completely overwhelmed by how beautiful, luxurious and quirky it is. Creativity is the cornerstone of this mini caravan resort. It’s like sleeping in a little 50s art gallery in the most beautiful setting – the Elgin Valley. So beautiful in fact, that the Old Mac Daddy project won a Gold Loerie Award in the Three Dimensional and Environmental Design Category – Interior Design Temporary Structures. Read more about the concept, designers, architects and process here. Really, the trailers are beautiful, – each designed by an artist, designer or creative living and working in Cape Town

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 1.33.24 PMOld Mac Daddy offers 10 trailer units, two lakeside units and the family-sized Daddy’s Villa. Each has themed bedrooms and earth-friendly living … Read the rest

Our weekend travels: Betty’s Bay and Stanford in the Cape Overberg. Do it.

We spent this weekend in the Overberg, visiting my mom in Betty’s Bay and taking a trip out to Hermanus and Stanford. We’d been to Stanford before and every time is brand new – another little antique store you haven’t seen, another restaurant you haven’t tried or little gravel road you haven’t followed before. It’s tricky traveling with two busy boys, so after several recommendations we decided to visit Madre’s Kitchen and Stanford Hills.
Madre’s Kitchen is VERY beautiful. Honestly, it is hands-down the most picturesque restaurant we’ve ever been to, like something out of The Secret Garden – the way you imagined it as a little girl. The boys disappeared to the pond, hills, trees, geese, jungle gym and trampoline immediately. They were thoroughly delighted.
We didn’t eat here. It was a busy day with school holidays on the go, so they were running out of food and the … Read the rest