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Local photographer, Cathe Pienaar took these lovely photos of our winter garden. We are so privileged in George that it is green even in mid winter. And then of course the winter bulbs, Arum Lilies,Irises and camellias are out in full bloom.  ...

We initially planted a rose garden in front of the house ,but because of the huge  trees, the ground is quite dry and they did very poorly. The lavender can cope with the dry and poor soil and gives off the most amazing scent as...

Some text obviously came from our website, but whoever wrote this definitely had to have stayed here - I wonder who? Built in 1861, Fairview Historic Homestead has been sympathetically restored to its original Cape Georgian splendour, and invites guests to experience elegant accommodation in the...

This article, titled 'Paul Ash plays lord of the manor' appeared in the travel section of the Cape Times : ''I'm tired of boxy hotels, and I've had enough of drek little B&Bs owned by poxy, unhelpful pinch-faced landlords and stuffed with décor from hell. There,...

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...

Both Desmond and I grew up with mothers who made Ginger beer and Grenadila cordial as a summer cool drink.The drink was only allowed to brew to make it fizzy and non alcoholic (although I do remember becoming quite tipsy once because I scoffed down...

Our garden is graced by big trees - most were here when we bought the property 20 years ago, some were lost in storms over the years and some were planted by Desmond from small cuttings and now stand proudly and tall. Desmond's father was...

In case you missed it -  1 Oct was officially National Kale Day Kale growing in our garden amidst the poppies   Kale growing in our garden amidst the poppies We feed thehard outer leaves to the chickens and find that the egg yolks are very yellow - I...