Picnic Review: Stunning Farm Picnic at Spier

Spier Wine Farm is a traveller’s destination of note… and if you think that makes it in any way ‘commercialised’, you are gravely mistaken. Spier is known for its amazing experiences – everything from Eagle Encounters to Segway tours – but it is also a place where Cape beauty, interesting art and good food come together. And, as our first […]

Travel Review: 10 Amazing Spier Experiences

Recently, we finally had the chance to experience Spier Wine Farm first-hand and I couldn’t have left the wonderful wine farm any more besotted! The beautiful Stellenbosch estate boasts a proud, long-standing wine-making history, dating back to 1692… And though Spier may be one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, it has lost none of its youthfulness. In fact, Spier is […]

Guests’ Corner: Samantha Snedorf, Sam Sam But Different

As part of the next instalment in my Guests’ Corner, a new travel interview segment on Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust, I chatted to fellow SA travel blogger, Samantha Snedorf. Born in South Africa during the ’80s, Samantha Snedorf is a true Millennial. Throughout Sam’s life, books have been her constant companion and today, no doubt as a result, she is extremely […]

Travel Review: Must-See Places in Picturesque Paarl

In  early  October  of  2014,  I  had  my  first  real  acquaintance  with  the  beautiful,  picturesque  town  of Paarl,  apparently  the  third  oldest  town  and  former  European  settlement  in  South  Africa  (after  Cape Town and  Stellenbosch)  and the  largest  of the  Cape  Wineland  towns. Translated  from  Afrikaans,  Paarl  means  ‘pearl’  and  though  its  name  is  drawn  from  its  well-known, unique  granite  […]