Cranes on Boyes Drive, St James are an unusual sight A private owner is building a private road down the mountain to give access to 3 plots. Working on a mountainside is always challenging. The project needed a tall and powerful crane to assist the workers. Initially, this worked well because the winter drought meant that […]
The first Anglican parish in Southern Africa was established in Simon’s Town in 1814. That building was destroyed by floods in 1824, and the current St. Francis Church was built in 1837. Last Saturday Richard Cock conducted Songs of Praise concert in the church which was full. My friend bought the last ticket for me at […]
Sir Abe Bailey‘s thatch guest cottage, below the railway, has been renovated. It was designed by Herbert Baker and built in 1909 only 4 years after Sir Abe Bailey’s home, Rust en Vrede was completed. It was thrilling to be on the site to see the waves crashing in front of the cottage. It must […]
My friend’s dog died so she found a new pet to share her home in Kalk Bay. The pig walks on a lead around Kalk Bay village with my friend.
Good place to take visitors on a rainy day – L’Omarins wine farm. http://www.fmm.co.za/ The cars are in 4 huge barns on a wine farm in Franschoek valley
It was such a beautiful summer’s day to drive to Simonstown on the False Bay coast. We enjoyed breakfast at http://www.thestudiokalkbay.co.za/The_Studio/BISTRO.html in Kalk Bay. The 19 cars were pre 1939. The oldest Benz 1901.
On the 11th of November 2012, 61 Crankers in their cars met at the Camps Bay High School rugby field to celebrate the Hillclimbs which were driven from 1917 till 1962. The background of the 12 Apostles and Camps Bay beach was wonderful to see. There was a festive atmosphere and the misty morning became […]
Kalk Bay and St James residents cheer the cyclists on Boyes Drive while enjoying breakfast parties on the roadside. 41000 + cyclists registered for the race last October. 31000+ started the race. 29000 + finished. It was a wonderful day in Cape Town. Too much sun and little wind. […]
On Sunday morning, many residents of St James and Kalk Bay stood on Main road to cheer these pre-1919 cars which were travelling to Cape Point. Some were built before the steering wheel was invented. These old cars are difficult to drive. Most drivers will not attempt to drive a car with a stick instead of […]
Silvermine dam and Tokai forest is 20 minutes drive from Kalk Bay and St James. We drove up the mountain and parked a car. Then we found the top contour jeep track and cycled slowly down the mountain. At the beginning we had wonderful views over the Constantia wine farms to False Bay. […]