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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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Discovering Durbanville’s Own Secret Garden: Avondale Open Garden

When I first saw the event listing for Avondale Open Garden on Facebook, I immediately saved it to my calendar. Even two months prior to this exciting event, I was wishing to attend. I have always loved South Africa’s natural open spaces, where beauty and wildlife reign unchallenged… but ever since moving to Cape Town, I have learnt that cities, […]

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Fun, Easy Hikes in Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Cape Town

Cape Town’s Northern Suburbs offer both locals and tourists plenty of green oases to enjoy. There’s the Tygerberg Nature Reserve, Majik Forest, Durbanville Rose Garden, Sonstraal Dam and Durbanville Nature Reserve to name but a few of the glorious, protected and vibrant pockets of greenery found here. And ever since moving to this side of the Mother City, I have […]

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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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Accommodation Review: Le Petit Chateau Guest House Offers a Soothing City Stay

Le Petit Chateau Guest House, found in Cape Town’s family-friendly Northern Suburbs, offers travellers, business folk and foreigners alike a soothing city stay, where modern-day luxuries blend together tastefully with old-world charms. Nestled in Durbanville, Le Petit Chateau is a breath of fresh air in a region where hospitality can sometimes fall slightly short of the mark… Here though, from […]

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Discovering Cape Town’s Best Kept Secret: Klein Roosboom Boutique Winery

Cape Town is blessed with all sorts of wine tasting experiences – with everything from chocolate or biltong tastings to vineyard safaris and everything else in between… These delicious experiences, exceptional wine farms and top-class wines are enough to convert even the most stubborn ‘I’m not really a wine person’ into a true wine appreciator. But sometimes, the city’s best kept […]

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Discovering Kogelberg Nature Reserve: The Palmiet River Trail, a hidden beach and fynbos heaven

Kogelberg Nature Reserve: A place of natural beauty It’s not every day that a hiking adventure places you in the midst of fynbos paradise – but when you visit Kogelberg Nature Reserve in the Overberg Region, that is precisely wherein you will find yourself. I had heard (and seen) much of its beauty through word of mouth and social media, […]