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Tegwans Nest Balingup - Proudly South African In Perth

A Long Weekend In Balingup At Tegwan’s Nest

If you’ve been living in Perth for a while, you might have started to explore some of our spectacular state. I must say after living here for over 5 years, we haven’t seen half as much as I would have hoped by now!

We’ve done the usual spots like Busselton, Dunsborough, Margaret River, and headed further afield to Denmark and Albany (which was just spectacular). We’ve also done some shorter day trips from Perth, exploring the Pinnacles, Cervantes, Toodyay and New Norcia.

But while we usually tend to explore the rugged coastline of WA, we’ve neglected some of the towns inland. Until now! We recently spent a long weekend in Balingup, which is a bit inland from Busselton.

Our accommodation for our stay was Tegwan’s Nest, a gorgeous farmhouse which has only recently been converted into self-catering holiday accommodation.

Owned by Stuart and Bernadine, originally from Zimbabwe, the house is set on a steep hill and the views looking over the valley below are just breathtaking. Continue Reading

Interview With Kristin from ShweShwe Roots Proudly South African In Perth

Shweshwe Roots – Handmade South African Inspired Jewellery

If you’ve been following me for a while, you might have seen that I love sharing awesome South African inspired businesses in Australia.

I came across Shweshwe Roots a few months ago and just love the bright, colourful designs.

It was only later I found out it was owned by South African born Kristin who now lives in Victoria.

I spoke to her about how she decided to bring a piece of sunny South Africa to Australia through her gorgeous jewellery. Continue Reading

Boktown Perth 2018 - Proudly South African In Perth

Boktown Perth 2018

After 3 consecutive years of sell-out events, Boktown Perth is back in 2018!

If you want to watch the Springboks take on the Wallabies on Saturday 8 September, surrounded by your fellow Bok supporters, this is going to be the place to be! Continue Reading

Swan Valley Wineries You Need To Visit - Proudly South African In Perth

10 Swan Valley Wineries You Need To Visit

One of the first things on our to-do list after we settled into life in Perth was to visit the Swan Valley. So I thought it was about time I put together a list of Swan Valley wineries you need to visit.

There are so many wineries and produce stores to visit where you can sample and purchase wine, cheese, fruit, preserves, sauces, honey, and heaps more. For the sake of this post, I’ll stick to my favourite wineries in the Swan Valley, as otherwise we could be here all day!

I must say I have not visited all of the wineries in the Swan Valley – I think it would take me a while to work my way around them all, but I’ll give it a damn good try!

This list is purely based on my own tastebuds and experiences at the cellar door.

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The 2 Tarts Tuisnywerheid Perth - South African Home Baking Perth

The 2 Tarts – A Tuisnywerheid In Perth

Last month when we were in South Africa, I rediscovered the joys of the tuisnywerheid! I’m sure you all remember the shops selling homemade treats and handmade products? At the time I wished we could have our very own tuisnywerheid in Perth and I posted that on the Proudly South African In Perth Facebook page.

Lo and behold, someone commented and told me all about a brand new business, The 2 Tarts, who are doing just that! I got in touch with them to find out all about their awesome tuisnywerheid in Perth!

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