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Sampling Pierneef à La Motte’s New Menu

La Motte is one of the prettiest wine estates around, with an impressive history and enviable setting within the famous Franschhoek Wine Valley to boot. Having first visited the estate in early 2018, I was delighted to be invited back. Since my last visit, the estate’s stunning restaurant, Pierneef à La Motte, has changed hands, with Chef Eric Bulpitt replacing […]

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Villiera Wines’ Best Experiences to Enjoy

Villiera Wines is a unassuming, family-run wine farm and wildlife sanctuary, situated on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. With its impressive mountain views (including of Table Mountain in the distance) and its somewhat secluded location, Villiera quietly and instantly packs a punch… Even more so once you learn that it offers a range of unique wine estate experiences! Our arrival at […]

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Mind-blowing Food and Fine Dining at Gåte Restaurant, Stellenbosch

In late November, I had the pleasure of being invited to dine at Gåte Restaurant. This Stellenbosch-based fine dining restaurant lies on the rejuvenated Quoin Rock Wine Estate. It is, to put it frankly, a place where culinary science and stunning design merge. This is surely one of the hottest new restaurants in SA – and I am sure it […]

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Travel Review: Zipping Through the Skies With Cape Canopy Tour

Tucked away in the picturesque Elgin Valley – itself an extraordinarily beautiful, fruitful place – and set on the slopes of the majestic Hottentot Holland Nature Reserve mountains, one discovers the incredible Cape Canopy Tour. This is where, visitors conquer new fears or return to familiar outdoor territory. At Cape Canopy Tour in Elgin, one can look forward to epic ziplining. […]

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A Divine High Tea at The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

In the past two years, I have been fortunate enough to visit some of Cape Town’s most glamourous and time-honoured hotels. Why, you ask? Well, to experience their high teas… And although I have enjoyed at least five such experiences in and around the Mother City to date, there is something especially memorable about a high tea at The Table […]

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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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What Are the Effects of Cruise Tourism in Antarctica?

Antarctica is the most pristine environment on our planet. A harsh landscape of ice, wind and rock, where only the hardiest of creatures survive. Although not accessible in winter, during summer, the Antarctic Peninsula is a beautiful wilderness, where travellers can meet penguins, photograph whales and witness elephant seals the size of a car! It’s easy to see, therefore, why […]