Beach Kitchen turns 20

Pop in for the best beach burgers, dogs and boerries in town.

Run by long standing Cape St Francis resident Graham Tugwell, The Beach Kitchen is celebrating its 20th year of feeding hungry locals and holiday makers over season.

A qualified naval chef with 40 years experience in the kitchen, Graham makes a delicious range of burgers, boerrie rolls, hot dogs and salad rolls, and has coffee, and a range of cool drinks on offer too.

The food is simple, unpretentious and yummy. The portions are generous and reasonably priced, and customers are allowed to customise their choices by adding

onions, salad, cheese, bacon and suchlike, as they prefer. Everything is made to order, and nothing is too much trouble for Graham.

The food is exactly what I would fancy after a day spent surfing or lazying around on the beach. Delicious, comfort, holiday food – but by no means fast food, it is still healthy and wholesome.

One of the things I like best about The Beach Kitchen, is that it is 100% local, and all ingredients are locally sourced too. Graham has chosen to support vendors and suppliers in our community, instead of benefiting from the economies of scale by ordering out of town.

The Beach Kitchen is also environmentally conscious. No straws are on offer, and all tins are recycled, and plastic bottles collected and sent to Port Elizabeth to be made into eco bricks.

So, the next time you’re chilling on Cape St Francis beach, do yourself a favour and pop in to The Beach Kitchen, you’ll not be disappointed.

Article by

Kirsten Doyle

Kirsten Doyle

Kromme River users

Calling all boaters and others who will be on the Kromme during the holidays

“The holiday season has arrived and the Kromme Joint River Committee wishes to welcome all visitors and particularly those who will be boating and skiing on the Kromme River over this period. In the interest of safety for all river users, the Committee wishes to remind everyone of the following:

A map indicating the various zones on the Kromme River is handed out with every application for a river permit and it is important to stick to the guidelines as indicated on the map in addition to the bylaws recorded on the back of the application form.

The navigable channel on the Kromme River is marked by red and green buoys. In terms of international maritime law, the green buoys will be on the right when going up river from the mouth. Coming down river towards the mouth, the red buoys will be on the right. It is important for craft to stay between the buoys as this is generally the safest way to proceed.

There are places where the navigable channel is very narrow and speed must be reduced and caution exercised when reaching these places. Additional signs have been erected to indicate the narrow sections and skippers of craft must please slow down and stop if necessary should there be craft approaching from the opposite side. The sand banks tend to move from time to time at these narrow channels and caution must be exercised at all times. In the interest of safety, skippers are requested to please take note of and adhere to all signs erected on the Kromme River.

The buoys on the Kromme River is the property of the Kromme Joint River Committee and care must be taken not to damage or wilfully disturb any of the buoys and nor may any buoy be removed.

It is important to note that there is a time difference of one to two hours between the high and low tides in the upper areas of the Kromme River compared to that at the river mouth or the canals. Skippers of craft should therefore be aware of and take this into account when proceeding up the Kromme River.

Jet Skis are not allowed on the Kromme River or in the basin past the river mouth. Jet Skis are to exit the canals only from Ski Canal directly to the sea.

The “NO SKI ZONE” stretches all the way from the river mouth to past River Tides where a sign indicates the start of the Ski Zone. No skiing, tubing or any similar activity is allowed in the “NO SKI ZONE” as the navigable channel is very shallow and narrow and failure to observe this restriction may result in injury to skiers and people on tubes etc.

A copy of the skipper’s ticket must be carried on the craft at all times and be produced for verification when requested.

River patrols will be in operation to monitor and control craft on the river. A fine that may be issued for a transgression will be an official summons with a date to appear in court in the event that the fine is not paid by the due date.

The Kromme Joint River Committee wishes everyone a safe and happy festive season and a prosperous New Year.”