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, with┬áTravelstart, you can fly to your destination, ensuring added relaxation and […]

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Cause | Effect: Home of Experiential Cocktails, Cape Brandy and Creative Cuisine

Since its opening in late 2017 on Kloof Street, Cause | Effect Cocktail Kitchen and Cape Brandy Bar has been making serious waves in Cape Town. It now calls the V&A Waterfront home – and while the scenery has changed, the core values and appeal are the same. With its unique offerings, cocktail creativity and focus on the natural elements […]

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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. […]

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Review: Elgin Steam Train Travel with Ceres Rail Company

There is something about a vintage steam train that evokes a sense of timelessness mixed with childlike wonder. Ceres Rail Company’s Elgin train provides the perfect testament to this, revealing a special kind of train travel magic… Maybe it’s the shrill choo-choo of the engine; the early morning excitement as you prepare to embark on your grand adventure from Cape […]

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Review: A Full Estate Experience at Beautiful Blaauwklippen, Stellenbosch

Founded in 1682, Blaauwklippen Vineyards is one of the most historic Stellenbosch wine estates. To me, it is also one of the most beautiful. This fine estate offers an incredibly well-rounded experience. Especially if you visit on Sundays for the Blaauwklippen Family Market! This is precisely what we did, enjoying a fun, satisfying estate experience from start to finish. Aesthetic […]

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Nostalgic, Country-style Dining at Joostenberg Wine Estate’s The Kraal

Very few dining experiences can feed your mind and soul, even as they nourish your belly. Yet, The Kraal Restaurant at Joostenberg Wine Estate manages to do all three, in generous portions. Tucked away down a quaint farm road, lined with sprawling trees, The Kraal is every bit a breath of fresh country air… So breathe deep. Because every inch […]

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My Best Meal Abroad

Travelling is filled with so many joys… New experiences, exciting (global) destinations and the chance to explore our humanity. But, perhaps above all else, food plays a vital role in travel. It forms part of our adventures, often enhancing the travel experience. Food introduces us to new people, cultures, cuisine – and above all, unexpected friends. I invited some fellow […]