If you’re a follower of the restaurant scene here in Perth you may have heard that The Meat & Wine Co recently opened in Perth.
This African-style steakhouse is South African owned and inspired, so I was invited along to check it out and spread the word with you all.
We’re so spoilt as South Africans in Perth. Not only do we get to live in this beautiful state with stunning scenery, sandy white beaches, and heaps to do, but we’ve got a ridiculous amount of South African shops too!
Even though many supermarkets have a small South African foods section, there’s probably a South African shop closer than you think.
It’s always good to support your local South African shops. The prices aren’t usually much different to the supermarkets, and these are someone’s livelihood, so you’re supporting the local economy and helping put food on someone else’s table when you choose to shop at one of the many South African shops in Perth.
I’ve put together the ultimate list of South African shops in Perth and beyond. If you know of any others, let me know in the comments so I can keep this list up to date! This list is in no particular order.
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.
Madiba The Musical is coming to Australia!
The hit show premiered in France in early 2016 and is now embarking on a brand new production tour across Australia.
In the year that Nelson Mandela would have been 100 years old, this is the perfect time for this show to come to our shores.
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.
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!
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.
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!
During my recent trip to South Africa, I was lucky to road test the brand new Safari Satchel from Herd Of Ubuntu.
For our first proper safari experience at Ndaka Safari Lodge, it was the perfect bag for our game drives. I was super impressed with this bag and others available at Herd Of Ubuntu that I wanted to share this gorgeous business with you.
Herd Of Ubuntu carries a range of ethically sourced, handmade leather bags, accessories, and Nguni cowhide rugs, all made in South Africa and imported to Australia.
The face behind this operation is the lovely Camilla, who lives in Sydney. It’s not only Herd Of Ubuntu that keeps her super busy, but she also has 2 young toddlers and an analyst role at a boutique fund manager in the city.
I chatted to Camilla about Herd Of Ubuntu and her deep-rooted connections to Africa. She’s also offered my readers a special discount
Because of the large population of South Africans now living in Australia, we’re a little bit spoilt when it comes to South African entertainment that we get. In July, the world-famous Ladysmith Black Mambazo is coming to Australia and will be performing in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Brisbane, and of course, Perth.