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Picnic Review: Blown Away by Hazendal’s Babushka Picnics

On my second estate visit to the beautiful Hazendal Wine Estate near Stellenbosch, we were privileged enough to be invited to enjoy Hazendal’s incredible Babushka Picnics. In August 2019, I had previously visited this stunning Stellenbosch estate for their enchanting Russian tea ceremony. And, after being thoroughly impressed by that offering, I had mentally added their picnics to my still-to-do […]

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Best Wine Farm Experiences

On wine estates across the globe, there are incredible wine farm experiences to be enjoyed. In wine regions spanning from France to the US. Wine Farm Winners South Africa’s Cape Winelands especially offer some truly wonderful wine farm experiences. Think everything from dreamy picnics to unique wine tastings to delight all your senses! In this post, myself and some guest […]

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How to Support Western Cape Wine Farms During Extended Level 3

With the third alcohol ban in South Africa under extended Level 3 regulations, wine farms – and restaurants – across the Western Cape are bleeding. So, for this post, I want to try highlight ways to support Western Cape wine farms during extended Level 3. Even if you can’t enjoy a wine tasting or take-home wine purchase. Show Your Support […]

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Delicious Wines I’ve Enjoyed During Lockdown

During lockdown, South African consumers have at times been unable to purchase alcohol. Although the restrictions have since lessened, there are still a lot of rules surrounding when, where and how you are allowed to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages. Fortunately, I only have a glass of wine or cocktail on occasion, when I’m out for dinner, socialising or of […]

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Best Travel Memories in South Africa’s More Remote, Beautiful Places

A warthog gatecrashing a camping breakfast; breathtaking stargazing in South Africa’s coldest town; discovering otherworldly rock formations; and losing yourself in a sea of green forest… these are just some of my best travel memories in South Africa and its more remote, yet fiercely beautiful places. My Best Travel Memories in South Africa In a time when we cannot travel […]

Best Romantic Destinations in the Western Cape

Whether you are in the young stages of love; rekindling things with an old flame; or have been soulmates through decades, exploring a romantic destination is always good idea. And what better time to do it than during February, so famously hailed as the month of love? What’s more, withย Travelstart, you can fly to your destination, ensuring added relaxation and […]

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Review: Elgin Adventure Centre’s Exhilarating Tours

Owned and run by Ryan and his wife, Tamaryn, Elgin Adventure Centre is an adventure-focused eco tour company, situated in Elgin. Naturally, they are famous for their fun segway tours. But did you know they also offer incredible bike tours? Elgin Adventure Centre’s exciting tours are – like their sister tours, Cape Canopy Tour Elgin Grabouw – unmissable local attractions. […]