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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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Guests’ Corner SPECIAL: Our Travelling Family

As part of this special instalment in Guests’ Corner, a local and international travel interview segment on Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust, I chatted to Our Travelling Family, a close-knit family of travellers, volunteering their way around our world! The Binedell family is a passionate and vivacious volunteering family, currently travelling their way around the world. Karen and Warren (both originally from South Africa) […]

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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 […]

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My Best Scenic Drives in and around Cape Town

The Western Cape is blessed with a wide array of jaw-dropping, impressive country or coastal drives. From Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Route 62 and Cape West Coast, there is a drive for every kind of traveller… And, if you’re looking for some accommodation inspiration during your trip, look no further than Afristay.com, one of South Africa’s largest accommodation booking portals. […]

Eateries to Visit in 2018

For me, 2017 was a year of discovered foodie gems and even since the beginning of this year, I’ve unearthed a few more restaurants and bistros well-worth checking out in 2018. From elegant Winelands’ bistros and excellent Northern Suburb gems to inner city speakeasy-meet-tapas spaces, there is something on the list for every kind of food lover to enjoy. My […]