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Recyclers cycled from Lagoon Beach Hotel to Melkbos

Recyclers cycled from Lagoon Beach Hotel to Melkbos

On a cold winters morning in St James, Yvonne and I drove at 6.15 to Lagoon Beach hotel to meet our  Recycler friends. The Lagoon Beach hotel is on Table Bay. http://www.lagoonbeachhotel.co.za/   It was still dark when we unloaded the bikes.           26 Recyclists met us. We cycled on a safe cycle path to Blauwberg and some […]

Franschhoek only 50 minutes from St James/Kalk Bay

Franschhoek only 50 minutes from St James/Kalk Bay

On Saturday we decided to spend the sunny winter’s day in Franschhoek. It is an easy drive from Kalk Bay, along the coast with the waves breaking next to the road. Franschhoek is a town in South Africa’s Western Cape with centuries-old vineyards and Cape Dutch architecture.  57 Huguenot families settled in the valley in the […]

Kalk Bay to Seal Island

Kalk Bay to Seal Island

It was a perfect sunny winter’s day in Kalk Bay.  We went with Chad in his boat to see Seal Island. It was very exciting to see whales from the ocean on our way to Seal Island. There are hundreds of seals in and out of the water.  Plenty of  food for sharks.   The […]

Oak Valley Mountain Bike Ride

Oak Valley Mountain Bike Ride

One of the most spectacular rides I’ve done was the day the Foresters’ cycle group met at 8 am to cycle the Oak Valley track. This beautiful ride on the Oak Valley Estate, a wine farm near Elgin, is only 75 minutes’ drive from Kalk Bay. There are 3 grades of track and most of […]

Tulbagh village is 80 minutes’ drive from Cape Town

Tulbagh village is 80 minutes’ drive from Cape Town

Tulbagh is a village at the end of the road.   We enjoyed a wonderful stay on a farm Schalkenbosch. We cycled into Tulbagh. At the Tulbagh Hotel we met the owner who gave us a map of cycle routes. We plan to return to look for more routes in the nature reserve near the station.

Mountain bike ride in Constantia

Mountain bike ride in Constantia

One of my favourite activities close to Kalk Bay is my weekly mountain bike ride with the Tuesday Tribe in the Constantia valley, between 5 wine farms, oak trees and the Tokai forest. There are green belts with trails between the beautiful houses. My daughter from London enjoys the rides too. The trees are being […]

De Doorns visit on the Hex Pass Eco Train

De Doorns visit on the Hex Pass Eco Train

On Saturday, at Hexpass station, 19 Recyclers boarded the Hex Pass Eco train which is pulled by a tractor on the railway line to travel up the mountain. The railway was purchased by farmer Stefaan Jordaan. We chugged up and up around bends and through tunnels to Tunnel Station. Here we disembarked to enjoy the panoramic view of […]