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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, […]

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Experiencing beautiful Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate to the max

Tucked away in the gorgeous Overberg region, one finds the noble and ever-expanding Benguela Cove Lagoon Wine Estate. Surrounded by glorious mountains, encircled by nature reserves and overlooking a beautiful, peaceful lagoon, Benguela Cove is enviously well-positioned. I have been to many wine estates, particularly in the past two years, and only a handful have impressed me as thoroughly as […]

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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 […]