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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 […]

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Accommodation Review: Feel at Home in Molo Lolo Lodge, Cape Town

Molo Lolo Lodge is, in many ways, a somewhat secluded gem in the Mother City. With its unassuming, almost aristocrat David-Livingstone-in-Africa-type exterior and lovely location in the cosy suburb of De Waterkant (one of my personal favourites), if you blink twice from the street, you might just miss it. But for those who hold the pleasure of having experienced it, they […]

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What Are the Effects of Cruise Tourism in Antarctica?

Antarctica is the most pristine environment on our planet. A harsh landscape of ice, wind and rock, where only the hardiest of creatures survive. Although not accessible in winter, during summer, the Antarctic Peninsula is a beautiful wilderness, where travellers can meet penguins, photograph whales and witness elephant seals the size of a car! It’s easy to see, therefore, why […]

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Accommodation Review: Le Petit Chateau Guest House Offers a Soothing City Stay

Le Petit Chateau Guest House, found in Cape Town’s family-friendly Northern Suburbs, offers travellers, business folk and foreigners alike a soothing city stay, where modern-day luxuries blend together tastefully with old-world charms. Nestled in Durbanville, Le Petit Chateau is a breath of fresh air in a region where hospitality can sometimes fall slightly short of the mark… Here though, from […]

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Experiencing beautiful Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate to the max

Tucked away in the gorgeous Overberg region, one finds the noble and ever-expanding Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. Surrounded by glorious mountains, encircled by nature reserves and overlooking a beautiful, peaceful lagoon, Benguela Cove is enviously well-positioned. I have been to many wine estates, particularly in the past two years, and only a handful have impressed me as thoroughly as […]

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Travel Review: The Franschhoek Beer Co, home of world-class beers

The Franschhoek Valley has long been loved for its world-famous wine estates, quality restaurants and historic Cape beauty – but now, there’s a new ‘kid’ on the block: beer tasting, second to none. And our recent visit to Franschhoek revealed yet another of the valley’s gems: The Franschhoek Beer Co, producers of handcrafted, world-class beer. In addition to its on-site […]

Productive Ways to Pass the Time at Cape Town International Airport

Whether you are waiting to embark on an exciting life journey, jet set across the globe to study abroad or envelope a loved one into your open arms… Let’s face it: airports can be pretty tedious places. There’s a lot of hurry up and wait, last minute scrambles and delayed flights (usually at the eleventh hour). And as much as […]

Boschendal Wine Estate’s Best Farm Experiences

Boschendal Wine Estate is, in so many ways, an absolutely amazing wine estate… It offers visitors timeless beauty, a spectacular setting, gorgeous wines and some world-class farm experiences – and that’s before we even get to the food, MTB bike trails, farm spa and stunning farm cottages… need I say more? Personally, I’ve been fortunate to indulge in many of […]