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Coldest Day since Records Began

Last night our barometer fell to 5 degrees overnight. Since David started taking daily statistical notes of various the weather information we have available to us, in 2007 when he was living in Betty’s Bay on his own, this is THE coldest ever…. for us that is. Nestled up against the mountain for protection we […]

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The Fire of 2019

It is now exactly a year since fire ripped through Betty’s Bay destroying 41 houses and damaging countless others. The village is still in recovery and there are still remnants of buildings not yet attended to. The landscape is also in recovery but it will take many years for the trees and fynbos to regenerate. […]

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Jack’s Seaview Inn

We have long thought that the label B&B doesn’t really do justice to all that we offer here at Jack’s. We are also firmly established across several disciplines the hospitality business and so are taking the bold move to change the name of our accommodation offering to better describe what we are….. and so Jack’s […]

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Have you experienced the best in winter drinks yet?

I have recently been introduced to the decedent world of flavoured lattes and I am hooked. How better to ward of the cold of a winter storm than with a hot and spicy Gingerbread latte topped with whipped cream? The sheer theatrical splendour of delivering a layered work of art to a table and being […]

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Why you should ditch the beer bottle*

Love drinking beer straight from the bottle or can? :: I am indebted to McClelland Beers of Canada for this article as it is lifted straight from the McClelland Premium Beer website ( I am also most grateful to have the subject so eloquently stated as I have read the same sentiments on many other […]

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Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink*…for some at least

Something topical for us here in the Western Cape…. namely a significant drought that has the City of Cape Town declaring April 12th 2018 as ‘Day Zero’ – when  the taps will run dry and ‘alternative’ water solutions will have to be found. If you are interested you can Google: Cape Town aquifers, water ships, […]

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To Tip or Not To Tip? That is the question….

It is undeniable, completely undeniable, regardless of where you might come from, that South Africa is a country with a common practice of tipping in food establishments where you are waited on at a table. If this practice is strange or abhorrent because it is not happening in your country… well suck it up, cos […]

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Our fragile eco system – our fragile businesses

This year more than ever I have been made aware of how tightly linked our businesses are to the ecology of the area. We live in a place with abundant wildlife, rugged mountains and a wild unpredictable ocean. We run our businesses to serve both the local community and visitors from South Africa and overseas […]

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Our Latest Beautiful B&B Room is Open

After much planning and even more work we are thrilled to launch our newest sea facing B&B Room. Just like it’s sister room it is large at 47m2 and boasts a double bed, a sitting area with uninterrupted sea views, a dining table and chairs, a small kitchen area with tea/coffee making facilities and a […]

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2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour

Everyone at Jack’s would like to wish the 35,000 cyclist from near and far that will converge tomorrow morning to cycle probably the most famous cycling event in the world, a splendidly calm and happy day…. thank you for choosing our city and may your finish time be within 3 hours !

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