In the beautiful and quiet artists’ village of Bergen, the Netherlands, you will find Hotel Boschlust. You are enthusiastically welcomed at the door by Wilma van Leeuwen or one of her colleagues. The atmosphere in the 100 year old building is informal. There are 21 restyled rooms, which have been equipped with all the essentials. Great box-spring beds, white starched linnen, shower, toilet, tv, radio, and phone. Read more »
Where to enjoy pure food around the world: organic, local, fairtrade, mostly veggie and always delicious!
In the bakery you can buy bread (obviously), cookies and lovely cakes. In the lunchroom you can enjoy a coffee with homemade cake, and there is a choice in savoury pies, soup of the day or sandwich of the week. Read more »
Hunted in the past for their bones and blubber by ruthless men, these stunning creatures are thankfully protected. They are slow swimmers and cannot always dive for long periods of time, making them easy prey, which is why they were named the ‘Right Whale’, the right whale to hunt. Read more »
A lovely photogenic scene with three penguins walking onto the beach in single file. African penguins are also known as Jackass penguins. Together with ostriches, Jackass penguins are the only flightless bird species found in Africa.
This is a must see! The Betty’s Bay penguin colony. Situated at Stony Point, this is one of two mainland penguin colonies, the other being at Simon’s town. Usually penguins only nest on islands, which makes them harder to reach for their predators and for humans.
There is plenty of vegetarian food at the buffet: tasty salads and grilled vegetables, but you mustn’t forget the delicious dessert buffet! Read more »
In the wake of the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 an orphanage was built by the Robertson community for the children that where left orphaned and destitute. In 2003 the same community planted a vineyard on the grounds of the orphanage. The orphanage is still in use, but a lot of the current residents are no longer orphans but are from broken homes.
All material for planting and irrigation was donated, so was the labour. The harvest is used in a wine which is produced for free by sympathetic wineries. All proceeds flow back to the children. Read more »
Last year we visited Fairview for the second time, and I think the goat that greeted us this time was the exact same goat that greeted us all those years ago. Enjoy your lunch at the Goatshed restaurant. They offer cheese platters with cheese made from goats milk or cows milk from Jersey cows, bread and salads. Or visit Fairview’s wine and cheese tasting room. Read more »
Let’s start with the wine! We had a great wine tasting at La Motte. They have a few organic wines. The sauvignon blanc, one of our favourite wines, turned out to be one of them. Lucky us 😉 Read more »