10 Ways Cape Town can make use of the Muizenberg beach huts

Open letter to councillor, Aimee Kuhl: Apparently there’s been a bit of a tussle over the future of the Muizenberg huts. It’s believed you (or the council as a whole) want to be rid of them as they are an eyesore and used by criminal elements to deal in drugs and who knows what else. But I see this is inaccurate and you’re not in favour of tearing them down.

As you so rightly point out the public are very passionate about these huts and want them to stay. They are iconic, deserve to be made use of and are a great asset to the photographic community.

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Things to do with kids this winter in Cape Town and surrounds

If you’re stumped for ideas on how to entertain the kids this winter and for the school holidays, Mombabbles has created this handy roundup just for you. Keep coming back to this page as we’re bound to update it as we go!

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Easter specials, delights and events for the family

If you’ve been too busy dealing with the kids, work, bus strikes, taxi strikes and marching to parliament to get rid of President Zuma then you may have forgotten to organise some time out for the family for Easter. But fret not, Mombabbles has come up with an A-Z list of deals to take advantage of, outings, and delights to treat the family with this Easter weekend and even beyond. The hard part will be deciding what to do and when!
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Family outing at Bugz Playpark

Outdoor theme parks aimed at families sometimes worry me as I stress about their cleanliness, their maintenance, the crowds and losing my children in them as well as the difficulty in finding the venue.

However, when it comes to Bugz Playpark* based out in Kraaifontein in Cape Town, I needn’t have worried. Unlike some venues I’ve attended the staff at the playpark ensure that the place is neat and tidy. Either that or they secretly programme attendants to clean up after themselves as they enter through their gates, however, I’d imagine it’s all down to the efficiency of the staff.

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A family day out at Leopard’s Leap wine farm

I love Franschhoek and all it has to offer: wine farms, views, delicious cuisine and a place to relax with family and friends. So when we were invited to review Leopards Leap wine farm I took the opportunity to venture out with my family.
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18 Child-friendly wine farms and establishments in and around Cape Town

Gone are the days where wine farms simply cater to tourists and wine connoisseurs. Going out to a wine farm, especially in the Western Cape, can be a fun day out for the entire family to enjoy. This is because wine farms are realising that catering for the children (regardless of age) is a big draw for parents who are of course the spenders! Here, Mombabbles does a roundup of some of the most child friendly wine farms and wine cellars in and around Cape Town.

Family fun at Lourensford Wine Estate

There’s an abundance of things that will keep families entertained at Lourensford wine estate this summer. Here Mombabbles lists all the treats that are in store for the adults as well as the children from Christmas markets, to play areas, to wine and grape juice tasting, hiking and joining a fun run – there’s plenty of things to do for all the family this December and beyond.

25 Ways moms can save money this Christmas

Christmas, and the days leading up to it, can be an expensive affair. If you are on a tight budget this festive season there are plenty of ways in which you can save money. Here Mombabbles offers 25 tips to take on board where you can save your hard earned cash, while still having a good time.

Tumble Bear Make and Play looking for a buyer

A Southern Suburbs play area in Cape Town may shut its doors if a suitable buyer isn’t found soon. It’s a shame really, as my boys just loved playing there and the service is really good. What could be the reason behind the sale?