Welcome back! For many of you, it’s been a long weekend. We hope you are all rested up and have a ton of leftovers from your holiday feast condensed into today’s lunch. Even though your food may be the same, we have a few new and exciting things that you can do today that are free of charge if you happen to be in Cape Town, Africa. Check it out below!
Visit The Bronze Age Art Sculpture House & Foundry
The slightly sharp smell of molten metal is the first thing that hits you upon walking through the heavy doors of this contemporary foundry turned gallery housed in the former Albertyn’s Stable. Inside, you can browse through a range of sculptures that span commercial wildlife statuettes and slightly more avant-garde works by renowned artists such as Claudette Schreuder and Norman Catherine. Head up to the mezzanine level and ogle the sweaty strongmen and women through the glass pane as they mold, cast and hammer away in the glow of the foundry. The next-door artists’ residency has an inspiring sculpture garden that overlooks the Simon’s Town yacht basin.
King George Way
Visit Cape Point Ostrich Farm
The weirdest-looking birds, with the longest eyelashes you’ve ever seen, live at this family-owned ostrich-breeding farm. Each of the 40 pairs have their own private outdoor suite to keep the romance alive (and also to keep a steady supply of eggs coming) and, for a few rands, you can get the inside scoop on the ostrich life cycle. The guided tour takes you through the incubators and breeding rooms, and features interesting titbits on the history of the once-lucrative ostrich-feather trade. There’s a coffee shop and a shop selling ostrich leather paraphernalia.
Property number 1051, Plateau Road,
opposite entrance to Cape Point
Financial Tip Of The Day
Check All Of Your Appliances
Do a “maintenance run” on your appliances. Check them to make sure there isn’t any dust clogging them and that they’re fairly clean. Look behind the appliances, and use your vacuum to gently clear away dust. Check all of the vents, especially on refrigerators, dryers, and heating and cooling units. The less dust you have blocking the mechanics of these devices, the more efficiently they’ll run (saving you on your energy bill) and the longer they’ll last (saving you on replacement costs).