Category Archives: Around the Cape

Whales visiting

21 Aug 2015 Several whales giving us a wonderful display today right in front of the house. Sun shining, sea calm…hard to believe it is winter, except that the winter flowers are in full bloom. What a place to live!

Brenda is happy

Brenda who helps Diane and Peter keep Cape Seaforever and Fig Leaf Cottage sparkling clean is especially pleased with herself today for 2 reasons: Our latest guests had just commented on how clean the apartment is -“immaculate” was the word they used. Also her netball team has just done particularly well in the Pick and Pay […]

Garden looking glorious after first rains

Our winter rains are starting and very welcome they are too. All the plants are perking up and everything starting to look green again. Even those badly burned mountains will soon have a fine layer of new green on them.

Bikes for use of our guests

We have got two bikes, not new but in good order, one woman’s bike and one man’s bike with a few more gears. They are available for the use of our guests.  You ride out into the South Easter and then let it blow you home! Or take a trip into Simons Town for breakfast […]

Autumn in the Cape

A wonderful time to visit the Cape – no wind, rains beginning and plants starting to shoot again afer the summer fires. Whales to be expected in the next months.

Moonlight over False Bay

Peter and I have been enjoying this glorious view and thought we would share it with those of you who remember your stay here. Best wishes to you all for 2015

The best cappuccino in Cape Town

Anyone visiting Cape Point nature reserve, needs to have a special cappuccino made by our young friend Mbuso Biko, the master barrista at the Two Oceans restaurant and take-away shop. He made it to the finals of the National Barrista Competition and we can’t imagine how he didn’t win! Here are two he made for us recently, […]

Datura in full flower

The Datura next to Fig Leaf Cottage is flowering like never before. Perhaps due to the Arum Lily irrigation pot planted next to it? The irrigation pot (made by Diane) consists of an underground reservoir pot which is unglazed to allow water to seep out slowly as the plant needs it. Here is what the […]

Encounter with an otter

Peter writes Dec 30th  2014: Close Encounter with an Otter! Diane and I were swimming off our beach this morning in waist-high water when I spotted an otter swimming nearby. I stood up and, to my amazement, rather than head away from me it decided to come up close and inspect me. It came to […]