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Harbour Island

Harbour Island

Harbour Island has a serene almost rustic ambience – its almost like living out on the ocean. A fresh tang of sea spray welcomes you at the marina. Make your way to the jetty, and note the luxury yachts lying there. . .
waiting for their next cruise on the shimmering ocean.
As the night draws near and the sun slowly disappears behind the horizon, walk barefoot on endless stretches of romantic beach.

Danie Miller Hiking Trail

Danie Miller Hiking Trail

The Danie Miller Hiking Trail in Gordon’s Bay traces the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, offering fantastic view of the Helderberg and False Bay.
The trail offers a fairly easy walk from Aurora Drive to the landmark Gordon’s Bay anchor.
Distance: The trail is ± 7km, (90 minute walk) to the end and back again.

  • Never hike alone
  • Inform others your plans
  • Always carry water and snacks and weather protection and hat
  • Carry your cell phone for emergencies
Lourensford

Lourensford

Chef Bjorn Guido’s goal with the Millhouse Kitchen is to create a neighbourhood feel where guests can relax and enjoy each other’s company in the beautiful setting of the Lourensford Estate.

 

Our menu is inspired by the French and Italians, famous for their fantastic rustic dishes. We use fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients available within a 50-km radius of the Lourensford farm, prepared and cooked with passion and love. Which makes all the difference!
Children are always welcome and we’ve even designed a special menu for them. Because when you’re at the Millhouse Restaurant, you’re famiglia.

Tel: +27 21 847 2333 info@lourensford.co.za www.lourensford.co.za

Crystal pools

Crystal pools

The path starts out fairly gently: after a quick walk down to the valley floor it follows the river up the valley. The path is well-marked out, with short red pegs in the ground at regular intervals.
The pools are magnificent!

There are some pretty impressive jumps off the cliffs into the pools. If you are feeling brave, wait for someone else to jump to see where the best launching spots are. Please at no time dive into the pools.

Bookings: www.capetown.gov.za    Info: www.cape-hike.co.za

Waterkloof Wine Estate

Waterkloof Wine Estate

After ten years of searching, we believe to have found a unique vineyard site, capable of producing truly fine wines with a real sense of place. It is therefore our aim to grow grapes, which are as healthy, balanced and characterful as our natural circumstances will allow. We believe that this can only be achieved by cultivating on a farm that is truly alive and in tune with its natural environment- from the rocky soil in which the vines grow, right the way through the surrounding eco-system.
We firmly believe that conventional farming methods (such as using chemical pesticides and fertilizers), combined with modern, standardized and overly- interventionist winemaking techniques (such as the use of aromatic yeasts to create a signature aroma profile in a given wine), aid to breakdown both seemingly obvious, and indeed more subtle differences between various vineyards and winegrowing areas. The result over the past 30 years has been an increased homogenization of the character of wines made from one place to another.
Although working with the dynamic and unpredictable forces of nature (as opposed to fighting against them with the use of conventional farming methods), poses its own set of challenges, it is our firm belief that biodynamic farming, allied with minimal intervention winemaking, will best enable us to achieve our goal of producing wines of vitality, which have a truly defining sense of origin. This decision was not based on whim or for the want of following any perceived trend, but was a decision we came to as a result of Paul Boutinot’s experience observing the development of vineyards and wines belonging to other biodynamic producers throughout the world, over a period of decades.
Having achieved Biodiversity Champion status in 2008, which compliments and integrates many of the key principles of biodynamic farming, we then began converting a few hectares of vineyard, which upon seeing the results, quickly increased to the whole farm. Conversion is now complete and in 2012 we began the official certification process.

Tel: 021-8581292               tasting@waterkloofwines    www.waterkloofwines.co.za

Idiom Wine Estate

Idiom Wine Estate

The true inspiration for the farm’s name was drawn from an unforgettable summer evening back in July 1990. That evening, the ancient Baths of Caracalla in Rome provided the sublime setting for six thousand lucky people to witness the inaugural and original Three Tenors concert. So special was the operatic singing that night, that when Luciano Pavarotti asked the President of Italy which song he should perform as an encore, the reply was simply “Da Capo!” which in Italian means “From the beginning”. As such, Da Capo was an obvious choice when Alberto Bottega named the vineyard some years later.
Nestling at the foot of majestic granite mountains, the slopes vary in height from 200 to 350 metres above sea level and have aspects which face north, west and south. The 150 hectare property can be seen from far due to the distinctive mountain shape which is known as the Idiom Conical Peak. The soils contain decomposed granite which is relatively shallow and stony in patches with a clay base. The distinctive northern, western and southern aspects create several micro-terroirs, which add character and complexity to the wines. Each cultivar was matched to the optimum vineyard site possible and several clones of each variety were planted. Da Capo vineyards now offers one of the largest selections of Italian varietals in South Africa that reflect the Bottega family’s heritage. The 17 different varietals harvested at the farm at optimal ripeness and then sorted by hand offer a direct comparisons between the famous wines of Bordeaux and the Rhone, Tuscany and Piedmont, but born of Cape terroir.

Tel: 021-8523590       reservations@idiom.co.za     www.idiom.co.za

Mukda Thai Spa

Mukda Thai Spa

Enjoy the exotic Thai way to relax your body and soul at Mukda Thai Spa.

Be charmed by the touch of Thai Massage, and unique aromas of the essential oils and services of our professional staff.

Mukda Thai Spa has developed a concept of Thai traditional soothing signature treatments, where guests can enjoy all the pleasures of a Thai Spa.

Tel: 021-8565706      www.mukdathaispa.co.za

Voetstoots Antique

Voetstoots Antique

Antique lovers come visit us at Voetstoots. Browse through a glorious hotchpotch of bric-a-brac, genuine antiques and forgotten treasures .Voetstoots antique store is situated in the heart of Gordon’s Bay catering for a wide variety of tastes hence our tag line Old & New Treasures.

It is perfect to buy a Christmas Present for your eccentric aunt or to surprise a loved one with a gift from the heart.
Find us at the Resident Rhino standing guard at the Best Deck in Beach Road. After your visit grab a Cortado at our neighbour On The Go . Jaco and Yolande undoubtedly make the best coffee in all of the Helderberg.

We carry a range of antique-styled furniture, silverware and you will even find some interesting pieces of art, fashionable handbags, homeware and many more interesting items in our eye catching cabinet displays. We provide a haven for collectors collecting antique furniture.

There is a wealth of reasons that make antique collecting such a popular activity, whether it is the excitement of discovering hidden gems or decorating a new property with a distinct style. But, no matter if it’s an old or new item your looking for, Voetstoots has an abundance of Old&New Treasures for you to discover.

Enjoy Antiquing at Voetstoots and find many interesting items in beautifully restored cabinets in their full glory with pride intact.

On the Go Coffee shop

On the Go Coffee shop

On The Go coffee shop originally started out as a temporary arrangement and quickly became a treasured permanent feature in the heart of Gordon’s Bay.
Jaco and Yolanda Naude entered the coffee shop business in 2006 and have perfected their craft since then. Jaco and his team are Master Barista’s. So much so, that people are driving from Pringle Bay every day to enjoy his cuppa caffeine.

Are you peckish? Tummy grumbling? Then you have found the right place! There’s no greater comfort than our warm, cheesy toasted Ciabatta selection right down to our toasted croissant selection.

Red Sky Brewery

Red Sky Brewery

The “brewmaster” is my husband Mark Goldsworthy who has a background in winemaking and viticulture, and the appropriate qualification from Elsenburg College. He has worked for some of the leading wine farms in the region – Kanonkop, Backsberg (both as more of a trainee/assistant role) and or the past five years at Edgebaston, for David Finlayson, as farm manager, viticulturist and assistant wine maker. He has been an avid home brewer for a while now and is looking forward to putting his knowledge of large scale “fermenting” into action in the beer game.

Tel: 0795021531     info@winemakersclub.co.za                   www.winemakersclub.co.za

Mary Ann’s

Mary Ann’s

In 1991 Mary-Ann and Mark Shearer opened their first shop in Craighall Park, Johannesburg. It was called

“Mary-Ann’s Wholefood Emporium” – It started out as a health food store supplying preservative-free dried fruit and light vegetarian meals and the dream was to have a place filled with ‘natural’ foods, clothing, furniture, energy-saving gadgets and a whole host of eco/natural lifestyle products.
Here at Mary-Ann’s we pride ourselves in bringing our customers the absolute best quality products available with minimum carbon footprint.. even our packaging is made from plants..cellophane is made from tree cellulose and can bio-degrade in your compost heap.
Who are we
We, Mark & Mary-Ann Shearer, married since 1977, with 3 daughters and 5 grandchildren have been free from so-called ‘normal’ ailments like allergies, hay fever, tonsillitis, ear-infections, indigestion, IBS, high blood pressure, depression,mood swings and weight problems, since 1986. All due to a simple and natural way of living

Tel: 021-8562500                          info@naturalway.co.za                                   www.mary-anns.net