Tag: Cape Town South Africa

Did you say pickled fish on a hot cross bun?

Did you say pickled fish on a hot cross bun?

With Easter comes many traditions. I recall a few years back around Easter time we were surprised to get pickled fish and hot cross buns for lunch at work. A colleague and I were the only ones who had never had this apparent ‘popular Capetonian […]

The story behind the Waenhuiskrans cave

The story behind the Waenhuiskrans cave

Squeezed in the back of the car between two car seats, occupied by a toddler and a 3-month-old, off we were to Waenhuiskrans – also known as Arniston – for the weekend. An easy 2-hour drive (depending on traffic and toilet breaks) makes it a […]

The oldest pub in South Africa

The oldest pub in South Africa

Did you know the oldest pub in South Africa is located in Buitenkant Street in Cape Town? Yup. Even though it was built way-back-when in 1808, Perseverance Tavern or “Persies” only got its official wine and malt license in 1836. It was supposedly the tavern of choice for: “Cape […]

Getting Localé

Getting Localé

One of the less desirable areas to work in is most certainly Mowbray. Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe every area in Cape Town has its ‘something special’, but when I have to tell people where I’m based, I don’t think twice to say Rosebank […]

Kirstenbosch summer sunset concerts

Kirstenbosch summer sunset concerts

Yup, she has arrived… Sweet, sweet Summer. The sun is setting much later than a month ago, there is an energy and a buzz in the air – or maybe that’s just the 37kph wind that comes complimentary with Cape Town’s summer. Summer means a […]

Introducing the Malay roti

Introducing the Malay roti

Like many other Indian dishes, the roti [pronounced: roh-tee or rooh-tee – depending where you’re from apparently] was adopted and adapted by the Cape Malay community and is quite a favourite in many households in Cape Town. If you haven’t a clue what I’m talking about (you newbies […]

How HQ restaurant converted me to a steak-lover

How HQ restaurant converted me to a steak-lover

I am sure the majority of you reading this have been to HQ restaurant more than once. I, however, experienced this much talked about steakhouse for the first time recently, and the experience has turned me into a steak-lover. True story. My first thought as […]

Muizenberg’s oldest shop

Muizenberg’s oldest shop

The last man standing, the fittest survivor, the old kid on the block… That is how I would describe Majestic Cafe in Muizenberg – the oldest shop in Muizenberg, established in 1937 and still creating holiday vibes selling fish & chips and soft serve like hot […]

The ‘more appropriate’ way to say bye

The ‘more appropriate’ way to say bye

As mentioned before, I work with an amazing crew who I continuously bother about teaching me to ‘speak Coloured’. Up until now they have taught me quite a bit even though I think I work on their nerves sometimes, always asking “How do you spell […]

A21 Campaign – abolishing human trafficking

A21 Campaign – abolishing human trafficking

There are so many local initiatives to get involved in to help make difference and spread the love in our local communities!  This category on Localize Me will focus on all these different initiatives and also let you know how you can get involved in […]

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