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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 […]

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 […]

Winelands Tea on the deck at Pierneef à La Motte

The oh-so-elegant La Motte Wine Estate in Franschhoek is, if anything, one of the most perfect wine estates to enjoy a Winelands Tea. It offers preserved Cape heritage and outstanding talent, which permeates down from owner Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg. This leading estate also oozes natural beauty and femininity; no doubt a result of Hanneli Rupert-Koegelenberg’s gentle overseeing touches… A culture of […]

Spread Your Wings with Travelstart’s Cheap Domestic Flights

For South African travellers, particularly those with a penchant for flying, it is surely music to your ears any time you stumble across an affordable local service… Fortunately – while I have yet to fly myself (though it’s definitely on my travel bucket list!) – I know that, through African travel industry leader, Travelstart, both local travellers, like myself, and international […]

Travel Review: Lourensford Wine Estate’s Brilliant Belgian Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Lourensford Wine Estate is a beautiful, lush paradise on the town edges of Somerset West. Not only does the estate enjoy prime Helderberg real estate, but it also offers one of the most gorgeous garden setting imaginable, with the impressive Helderberg peaks beyond. Roll up the elegant drive – peeling back one beautiful layer to the next, as you pass vineyards […]