Stay | La Residence, Franschhoek

Some of world’s most glamorous country hotels await in the Franschhoek (French corner); one of the oldest towns in South Africa and a mere 1 hour’s drive from Cape Town. Whether you visit this idyllic town for a wine tasting or a weekend getaway, or even plan to spend a summer vacation in South Africa’s…

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Explore | Elgin Railway Market

The Elgin Railway Market opened its doors in 2018 in the picturesque town of Elgin in the Overberg region of the Western Cape. Elgin is a large, lush area of land, circled by mountains and dominated by vineyards and apple orchards. This broad upland valley lies about 70 km southeast of Cape Town. The cool…

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Stay | Pezula Hotel & Spa

Rated one of the best resorts in Africa; this magnificent property boasts one of the best locations on the continent, the Garden Route of South Africa. Situated in Knysna on the Pezula Private Estate, Pezula Hotel is home to the Pezula Championship Golf Course, Pezula Spa, and with easy access to Noetzie beach, it’s the place…

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Explore | Cape Town’s spirit in Ramadan

This year, Ramadan 2018 began on Thursday, 17th May in South Africa, as the crescent moon was seen on the evening of 16th May easily by naked eye. A Cape Town tradition is for the “moon watchers” to look for the new moon and once found, this indicates the start of the new Islamic month…

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Explore | Tsitsikamma, Garden Route

As the Garden Route is one of my favourite destinations in South Africa; there was still one area that I have not yet ticked of my bucket list, Tsitsikamma. This rainforest area of the Garden Route National Park is on South Africa’s southern coast, tucked between the sea and mountains. It encompasses a marine reserve,…

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Explore | Swakopmund & Walvis Bay, Namibia

Namibia is one of the comprehensively tourist-friendly countries in Africa. The country offers visitors the chance to climb the highest sand dune in the world and descend to the floor of the deepest canyon in Africa. This landscape has seen an increase in the amount of lodges and safari camps and with almost one fifth…

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Eat | Overhex Bistro

Conveniently located 7km from Worcester on the R60 wine route, Overhex Bistro promises to delight their visitor’s taste buds with mouth-watering food, quality wines and locally sourced craft beers. Overhex Wines International is home to the Balance and Survivor wines. Not only is this a trendy restaurant but also a full working winery, delivering export…

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Explore | Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is a beautiful and historic Cape Dutch farm situated in the scenic Franschoek wine valley, only minutes from Stellenbosch and Paarl. Visitors to Babylonstoren can enjoy a unique and real working South African farm experience. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo4x3t7jp5s[/embedyt] The farm is renowned for its extensive gardens, free roaming farm animals, vineyards, the hotel & spa…

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Eat | Mont Marie

Mont Marie restaurant offers an exceptional wine tasting and culinary experience in a luxurious setting overlooking lush green lawns and the stunning farm dam. It’s not often that you stumble across a treasure right on your doorstep. It’s a Sunday morning and we took a scenic drive through Stellenbosch, looking for a quiet little café…

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Eat | Sheckters RAW

Cape Town is becoming increasingly health focussed with vegan restaurants popping up all over the city. Kind Café, Spirit Café and Whole Earth is to name but a few. I stumbled across Scheckter’s Raw when a health-conscious friend treated me to lunch in Sea Point. As a meat lover, I was not fond of the…

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