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Fun, Easy Hikes in Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Cape Town

Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs offer both locals and tourists plenty of green oases to enjoy. There’s the Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Majik Forest, Durbanville Rose Garden, Sonstraal Dam and Durbanville Nature Reserve to name but a few of the glorious, protected and vibrant pockets of greenery found here. And ever since moving to this side of the Mother City, I have […]

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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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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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Discovering Cape Town’s Best Kept Secret: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery

Cape Town is blessed with all sorts of wine tasting experiences – with everything from chocolate or biltong tastings to vineyard safaris and everything else in between… These delicious experiences, exceptional wine farms and top-class wines are enough to convert even the most stubborn ‘I’m not really a wine person’ into a true wine appreciator. But sometimes, the city’s best kept […]

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Discovering Kogelberg Nature Reserve: The Palmiet River Trail, a hidden beach and fynbos heaven

Kogelberg Nature Reserve: A place of natural beauty It’s not every day that a hiking adventure places you in the midst of fynbos paradise – but when you visit Kogelberg Nature Reserve in the Overberg Region, that is precisely wherein you will find yourself. I had heard (and seen) much of its beauty through word of mouth and social media, […]

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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 […]

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 […]