Guests’ Corner: Amanda in Panama

As part of the next instalment in my international version of Guests’ Corner (previously a local South African travel interview section on Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust), I chatted to Amanda Parker, travel blogger and Peace Corps’ Community Environmental Conservation Officer. As an animal lover, runner and traveller extraordinaire, Amanda Parker has always lived life to the full, as she proactively follows […]

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 […]

Travel Review: Gorgeous Canto Wines Hits All the Right Notes

The newly opened Canto Wines is the latest addition to the vibrant and increasingly popular Durbanville Wine Valley. So, when I stumbled across this lovely wine farm online, I couldn’t have been more excited, for I immediately sensed a new and undiscovered wine gem in the making… And I’m pleased to report, our recent visit on the first weekend of […]

Guests’ Corner: Tales of Travel and Trade, Mihaela

As part of the next instalment in my international version of Guests’ Corner (previously a local South African travel interview section on Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust), I chatted to Mihaela, travel blogger at Tales of Travel and Trade. With over 15 years’ worth of diverse, hospitality industry experience, Mihaela – a Romanian based in the Middle East (currently, the UAE) – […]

My 7 Best Things to Do in the Cederberg

The Cederberg Wilderness Area is an otherworldly landscape of mystical stone figures, indigenous fynbos-covered hills and plains and of course, some of the most spectacular mountain ranges around. Situated some 200 km from Cape Town, the Cederberg is famed for its ancient rock art, untouched wilderness and remote beauty, which sees local travellers and foreigners alike flocking to this intensely […]

Accommodation and Restaurant Review: Dunstone Country Estate and Winery, Wellington wows

Dunstone Country Estate, nestled beneath the shadows of the breath-taking Limietberg mountains, turned out to be the most fitting way for us to end our stellar 2017 wanderings. This impressive boutique wine estate and accommodation guest farm is as fine as any in the land – as we found out during our one-night stay at this gorgeous wine farm. Dunstone […]

Guests’ Corner: Wonder Here Wander There, Lizzie Lacey-Brennan

As part of the next instalment in my international version of Guests’ Corner (previously a local South African travel interview section on Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust), I chatted to Lizzie Lacey-Brennan, travel blogger at Wonder Here Wander There. Since a young age, Lizzie Lacey-Brennan has been a naturally keen explorer, whether this has meant hiking up Snowdon as a young scout, […]

Guests’ Corner: Non Stop Destination, Lies Veldeman

As part of the next instalment in my international version of Guests’ Corner (previously a local South African travel interview section on Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust), I chatted to Lies Veldeman, travel blogger at Non Stop Destination. Lies Veldeman is a Belgian travel blogger and photographer at Non Stop Destination. In a full-time capacity, Lies is a talented visual effects artist […]

Picnic Review: Stunning Farm Picnic at Spier

Spier Wine Farm is a traveller’s destination of note… and if you think that makes it in any way ‘commercialised’, you are gravely mistaken. Spier is known for its amazing experiences – everything from Eagle Encounters to Segway tours – but it is also a place where Cape beauty, interesting art and good food come together. And, as our first […]

Travel Review: 10 Amazing Spier Experiences

Recently, we finally had the chance to experience Spier Wine Farm first-hand and I couldn’t have left the wonderful wine farm any more besotted! The beautiful Stellenbosch estate boasts a proud, long-standing wine-making history, dating back to 1692… And though Spier may be one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, it has lost none of its youthfulness. In fact, Spier is […]