Top Five

I love making lists! But I have found if the list is too long (especially my to-do list) then I feel defeated before I have even begun. It's a bit like extensive restaurant menus where you have so many choices that you struggle to make one. I tend to find that five is good number! It's not too short, it's not too long and it contains just enough choices. So here's my list of fives... 5 favourites, 5 places, 5 things to do and any other list I come up over time! Think of it as your fun to-do list...

5 haunted places you can visit in Cape Town   
Plenty of people love a good ghost story and nobody more than me!  If you share in my fascination for haunted places, here are five well-known (haunted) locations in Cape Town that are open to the public. Do pop in for a visit if you dare! Read more

5 great gin spots in Cape Town
It's hard to keep up with the craft gin explosion! Everywhere you look these days, there's a new gin offering or gin bar. I investigated quite a few for a well-known travel magazine and have selected five of my favourite gin-tastic spots in Cape Town  to enjoy a tasting or cocktail. One of them is even pet-friendly! Read more

5  favourite pet-friendly restaurants on the West Coast
Five of my (and Tino's) favourite pet-friendly eateries along the West Coast, from Yzerfontein through to Elands Bay. Read more

Vegan-Friendly spots in Greyton
The sleepy town of Greyton may be the most vegan-friendly town in the Overberg. Here are my top five places in Greyton that welcome those following a vegan lifestyle.  Read more

5 budget things to do on Valentine's Day in Cape Town
Being taken out (or taking yourself out) on Valentine's Day is not necessarily a bad thing, especially when there's cool stuff that you can do on a budget. Here's five ideas for Valentine's Day dates in Cape Town for under R300. Read more

5 cool Halloween events in Cape Town
Halloween is one of my favourite celebrations and I always make an effort to dress up and go to a Halloween event every year. Here are my recommendations for a ghoulishly good night out in Cape Town this year. Read more

5  Cape Town establishments where you can have a swim  
If you don't have a friend with a swimming pool and hate public swimming pools, but are gasping in the summer heat, I have some good news for you. I have scouted out five places, from bars to hotels, where you can have a swim and enjoy a cocktail in style! Read more

5 of my favourite backpackers in Cape Town
Backpacker Lodges have come a long way in the years I have been backpacking! I researched backpacker lodges in Cape Town for a top travel magazine and out of the 16 backpackers I visited, these five stood out as places I would definitely recommend to any traveller visiting The Mother City. Read more

Places in Cape Town that donít charge a corkage fee  
Buying a bottle of wine in addition to your meal can be an expensive affair, but there are a few spots that donít charge a corkage fee, which means you can splash out a little more on the menu. Here are five places in Cape Town where you are welcome to bring along your own bottle. Read more

Five reasons to get your Shnit together this weekend
The Shnit International Shortfilm Festival is the planetís first truly international, multicultural short film festival (hosted in 8 cities across 5 continents) and for five days the best of last yearís shorts from all around the world flicker across our screens in Cape Town.  It's pure celebration of the art of the short and here are five reasons why you should go. Read more

A girl's guide to starting a fire without using Blitz
In most instances it's the men in our lives who take over the fine art of lighting a fire when it comes to braaing. But what happens if you have no man around? Or the self-catering cottage that you booked for a girls' weekend away has supplied wet wood, you've forgotten the Blitz at home and the shops are closed? Us girls are capable at most things, including making fires and braaing, so here's 5 tips for starting a fire using things you are likely to have around. Read more

5 places in Cape Town hosting a braai for National Braai Day 2016
Heritage Day on 24 September is also known as National Braai Day, which gives us braai-loving South Africans yet another excuse to light up a fire, crack open some beers and sizzle some chops and wors while celebrating our national heritage (which includes braais). But if you feel like relaxing and letting someone else do the work for you, then these five places in, or near Cape Town are hosting braai's for National Braai Day. Read more