This you only experience in The Overberg

Getting there …. Where is my focus?

Weekend Greetings from Buttercup in Botrivier


The Best of Barrydale

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Having recently returned back from a weekend away in Barrydale with my mom, (not forgetting our two Yorkshire terriers that accompanied us) I thought I would share some of Barrydale’s best stops.  Barrydale is approximately a 3 hour drive from Cape Town. Its a small farming village situated between the Overberg region and the Klein Karoo.  Its not a very big town in comparison to other “dorps” we have been too. However the scenery of the mountains certainly creates a tranquil setting. A perfect way to settle into the weekend.

IMG_1427.JPG Overlooking the town of Barrydale

Mom & I took a leisurely drive through from Cape Town, exploring all the farm stalls en route, a tradition I seem to have to do whenever I do road trips. I simply can’t help myself! We went through the Tradouw Pass (which means Women’s Path in the old Khoi language) before entering Barrydale. This…

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The Baardskeerdersbos Art Route

Weekend Greetings from Tuinplaas


The Baardskeerdersbos Art Route



This weekend (Saturday and Sunday 19-20 March and each day between 10AM and 5AM) art of numerous local professional artists and guest artists (like Yvonne de Wit) are on display at diverse locations in Baardskeerdersbos in the Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

But besides for art there is more to see in this small village tucked away in a valley somewhere between Bredasdorp/Napier and Gansbaai/Franskraal. A stroll between the diverse artist houses gives the visitor sometimes the impression that the BBossers live and work in a different time period. Park you car somewhere, walk and see.


Weekend Greetings from Die Kelders


Roadtrip to Stanford

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Dan & I recently took a road trip to Stanford! What a great adventurous & unforgettable weekend it was for me. I managed to tick off a lot of ‘firsts’ on my adventure list! With our kayaks packed in my ‘bakkie’ we headed to Stanford, with a deal that we needed to stop in at all the farm stalls en route. Not missing one! We managed to conquer that, although I must admit whilst I loved stopping in at each & every farm stall once you have done one you have done them all. However there were a few farm stalls that definitely stood out from the rest, either by offering interesting items for sale or general decor & design. First stop was the infamous Peregrine Farm Stall on the N2 near Grabouw ( beautifully designed and a wonderful atmosphere. We decided that this would make the perfect stop for…

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The Removal

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Today we removed two four meter high trees from our garden to their new destination. Plenty of precision work; especially avoiding damage of the taproots …

All plants in the garden are sold. But we still have a collection of around 200 succulent plants in pots which are for sale plus our own collection which we move with us.

Yes; in a few weeks we move from Stanford (South Africa) to Napier (a distance of 50 km) where we bought a monumental (Anno 1928) house with twice the inner space of our present house. We love Stanford but we also look forward to the new challenge.

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