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Nostalgic, Country-style Dining at Joostenberg Wine Estate’s The Kraal

Very few dining experiences can feed your mind and soul, even as they nourish your belly. Yet, The Kraal Restaurant at Joostenberg Wine Estate manages to do all three, in generous portions. Tucked away down a quaint farm road, lined with sprawling trees, The Kraal is every bit a breath of fresh country air… So breathe deep. Because every inch […]

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My Best Meal Abroad

Travelling is filled with so many joys… New experiences, exciting (global) destinations and the chance to explore our humanity. But, perhaps above all else, food plays a vital role in travel. It forms part of our adventures, often enhancing the travel experience. Food introduces us to new people, cultures, cuisine – and above all, unexpected friends. I invited some fellow […]

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Sampling Pierneef à La Motte’s New Menu

La Motte is one of the prettiest wine estates around, with an impressive history and enviable setting within the famous Franschhoek Wine Valley to boot. Having first visited the estate in early 2018, I was delighted to be invited back. Since my last visit, the estate’s stunning restaurant, Pierneef à La Motte, has changed hands, with Chef Eric Bulpitt replacing […]

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Villiera Wines’ Best Experiences to Enjoy

Villiera Wines is a unassuming, family-run wine farm and wildlife sanctuary, situated on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. With its impressive mountain views (including of Table Mountain in the distance) and its somewhat secluded location, Villiera quietly and instantly packs a punch… Even more so once you learn that it offers a range of unique wine estate experiences! Our arrival at […]

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Mind-blowing Food and Fine Dining at Gåte Restaurant, Stellenbosch

Update: Chef Rikku Ò’Donnchü and Chef Warwick King have bid farewell to Quoin Rock to pursue an exciting, new restaurant venture in town. However, this particular review was written around them so I have left it untouched. In late November, I had the pleasure of being invited to dine at Gåte Restaurant. This Stellenbosch-based fine dining restaurant lies on the […]

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Travel Review: Zipping Through the Skies With Cape Canopy Tour

Tucked away in the picturesque Elgin Valley – itself an extraordinarily beautiful, fruitful place – and set on the slopes of the majestic Hottentot Holland Nature Reserve mountains, one discovers the incredible Cape Canopy Tour. This is where, visitors conquer new fears or return to familiar outdoor territory. At Cape Canopy Tour in Elgin, one can look forward to epic ziplining. […]

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A Divine High Tea at The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

In the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to visit some of Cape Town’s most glamourous and time-honoured hotels. Why, you ask? Well, to experience their high teas… And although I have enjoyed at least five such experiences in and around the Mother City to date, there is something especially memorable about a high tea at The Table […]