Toomuchloveliness: Middelvlei

Middelvlei Boerebraai – a Proudly South African Experience

We recently joined Middelvlei for a beautiful Sunday afternoon braai! I often get asked by foreign visitors where they can eat traditional South African food. It is a tricky question for me because our food is so varied against so many different cultures. But I have often said the best way is to get yourself…

The Toomuchloveliness' Summer Bucket List

The Toomuchloveliness’ Summer Bucket List

I’m feeling super festive this year! I think it is because I have been out of the country for the last two festive seasons. And now that I am home in beautiful Cape Town with plenty of free time I am getting over board excited to do ALL THE THINGS!! I thought I’d put together…

Toomuchloveliness: De Vrije

My New Favourite Burger at De Vrije in Stellenbosch

A few weekends ago we were out in Stellenbosch. We were um’ing and ah’ing between wine tasting, grabbing lunch or heading to Majeka House for an afternoon nap. I was voting for nap – but we were hungry! Luckily Jono remembered we hadn’t yet visited De Vrije, Bertus Basson’s new burger spot in the heart of…

Toomuchloveliness: Cosecha

Cosecha: For a Mexican Feast in Franschhoek

Cosecha in Franschhoek is a long time favourite of mine. And sadly a spot we do not have a chance to visit often enough. They serve the most brilliant authentic Mexican food on Noble Hill’s wine farm. My idea of a perfect day out of Cape Town would be a walk through Babylonstoren paired with…

Toomuchloveliness: Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden

Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in Stellenbosch

This post is a bit of a moral dilemma for me. I started this blog to share all the good things. Buuut… if I share this… you’re all going to crash my new favourite spot. I have decided to put your needs above mine and share my hidden gem of the year. On a really…

Toomuchloveliness: Makaron at Majeka House

Tasting the Spring Menu at Makaron

I am a long standing fan of both Majeka House and Makaron their incredible restaurant. Majeka House is my number one recommendation for a splurge romantic weekend away. Friends have visited for anniversaries and babymoons and have always been wow’ed! I always suggest going early to fit in a splash in their hot tub and…

Toomuchloveliness Guide to a Weekend in McGregor

I’m a big believer in exploring your own backyard – whether it be a new restaurant in your suburb, long weekends away or a full scale cross country road trip. I hope to inspire more weekends away for my fellow Cape Townians and prove how affordable weekend escaping can be. I have found the Robertson…

Lanzerac Hotel and Spa: A luxury Stellenbosch Escape

Friends of mine had been raving about the recently reopened Lanzerac Hotel and Spa. Lanzerac has been closed for the last little while for renovations due to a fire which unfortunately destroyed large parts of the hotel. They are now open again and are better than ever! Lanzerac is a serious luxury choice in the…

Toomuchloveliness: Robertson Slow

Taking it Easy at the Robertson Slow

I have a very dear friend who is the unofficial boss of the Robertson Wine Valley. And when she tells you to come to the Robertson Slow– you pack a bag. And when she sends you an itinerary – you do what she says. I was so delighted to spend a weekend being bossed around…

Mushroom Foraging at Delheim

Mushroom Foraging at Delheim on a winter day

Foraging for my own mushrooms has been on my bucket list for the longest time. I love the idea of walking through the forest looking for mushrooms. And I especially love the idea of cooking delicious things with these wild mushrooms. But I have always been deathly scared of poisoning myself. Knowing my luck I…