After 3 consecutive years of sell-out events, Boktown Perth is back in 2018!
Life In Perth
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.
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.
If you know your South African shops in Perth, you’ll undoubtedly have come across Cape To Cairo in Woodvale. Last year, the business was sold and has been rebranded at the Village Hut Cafe. You’ve still got the same welcoming smiles, delicious treats and coffee, and all your South African favourites in the store though! I popped in to chat with the new owners and find out more about them and their plans for the shop and cafe.
It’s that time of year again! The annual Perth Comedy Festival has kicked off and we’ve got 5 of South Africa’s best comedians heading to Perth and Sydney to perform as the South African Comedy Allstars.
Last year’s show featured Tumi Morake, John Vlismas, Loyiso Gola, and Tats Nkonzo.
This year, Tumi and John are returning and bringing another 3 comedians with them – Robby Collins, Dusty Rich, and Alfred Adriaan.
Here in Perth, we’re so spoilt for choice when it comes to entertainment. And not just any entertainment, South African entertainment. Clearly, the South Africans know just how many of us there are in Perth so they all make a draai here when it comes to Australian tours. That and it’s easier on the jet lag to start a tour here! This month, we’re welcoming South African comedian Carvin Goldstone in Perth.
One of the best things about living in Perth is having the gorgeous Margaret River region right on our doorstep.
Just a 2 – 3 hour drive, depending where in Perth you live, and you could be relaxing on the stunning beaches, sampling boutique wines or indulging in some of the freshest produce around.
We’ve done a few short breaks to Margaret River so I thought I’d put together the perfect itinerary for a long weekend in Margaret River.
In it, I’ll share where to stay, places to visit, and my favourite wineries and restaurants to visit in Margaret River.
Once you’ve read this, you’ll be itching to book a long weekend in Margaret River of your own!