A real Blast ~ Signal Gun (Ke Monate)

A fellow blogger, Chesney wrote about Ke Monate in a recent blog post. I have been lucky enough to visit this idyllic wine farm with the blogger herself. We unfortunately missed the grand Woman’s Day High Tea, but we still enjoyed a lovely pot of tea and a scrumptious breakfast! Definitely worth the trip out to Durbanville! Can’t wait to experience the Woman’s Day High Tea next year! 🙂


Signal Gun is a hidden treasure known mostly only to the fortunate Durbanville locals. This proud Durbanville wonder can be found slightly off the beaten track just off Vissershok Road.  The Signal Gun is generally not just stumbled upon by passing traffic, as it requires you to embark on a rather adventurous journey to the top of the hill to find it. If it is your first time visiting the farm, I wouldn’t be surprised if halfway you find yourself asking: “Where on earth am I going.” However I can guarantee you that once you lay eyes on this beaut you will NOT be disappointed.  Despite the location being so secretive, the Signal Gun restaurant Ke Monate is almost always fully booked.

Signal Gun is the non-traditional latest addition to the Durbanville wine valley. It offers wine lovers a modern experience to appreciate fine wine. The wine cellar is found…

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The Republic of Hout Bay: Bay Harbour Market and Snoekies

My fellow blogger Julia writes about the Hout Bay Market in a recent blog. I myself have on occasion frequented the Hout Bay Market – mostly to sample the delicious baked goods, but it doesn’t hurt to take a gander through the interesting craft stores. If you are from my side of the mountain, and do not venture to The Republic of Hout Bay often, make a day trip of it! It happens to be home to one of my absolute favourite restaurants – Deli Delish. A post on Deli Delish coming soon!


The perfect Sunday afternoon outing: a scenic drive through to Hout Bay to stroll through the Bay Harbour Market and then some deliciously fresh ol’ fish n chips at Snoekies. Sounds good right?

So first, why is Hout Bay jokingly called the Republic of Hout Bay you might ask? Here we go: A long time ago someone made his own passport which said he lived in the Republic of Hout Bay. He travelled the world with this passport (it was obviously waaaay before 9/11…) without any officials noticing his false document. The passports were actually made as part of a publicity stunt, but being able to travel the world with a fake passport is a shweet bonus.

Anywhoo, back to the Market and Snoekies… I’ve been to the Bay Harbour Market before, quite a while ago when it opened, but wow it has grown! The Bay Harbour Market is an…

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