Opstal Stay, Rawsonville.

Located on a working wine farm just one hour’s drive from Cape Town, Opstal Stay is your perfect escape inland of the Boland Mountains. Come and explore chic country-style hospitality in a tucked-away corner of the beautiful Cape Winelands. A place you’ll want to tell everyone about (or perhaps a secret you’ll want to keep). [...]

2019-09-13T08:48:22+02:00September 13th, 2019|Travel|0 Comments

The Grande Roche Hotel, Paarl.

It is fantastic to get out of the city and spend some time in the Winelands, especially this time of year. Inviting fireplaces, cosy bars, comfort food and good wine is definitely the order of the day. A short drive from Cape Town, in the heart of charming Paarl, you'll find the Grande Roche hotel. [...]

2019-07-19T08:19:30+02:00July 19th, 2019|Experience, Food, Travel|0 Comments

The Z Hotel, Zanzibar.

Tucked away in the northwestern corner of the Island of Zanzibar, you'll find the fishing village of Nungwi. With powder white beaches, palm trees and aquamarine water for miles, this side of the island has become a sought after holiday destination. With activities ranging from snorkelling, swimming with dolphins, visiting the turtle sanctuary or sunset [...]

2019-04-24T14:57:01+02:00April 15th, 2019|Experience, Travel|0 Comments

Abalone House and pool villas, Paternoster.

The seaside is always a perfect getaway, whatever the weather and this winter sees Abalone House, a five-star boutique hotel in the picture-perfect fisherman’s village of Paternoster, one and a half hours’ drive from Cape Town, providing the most indulgent winter comforts for its guests alongside its two exquisite 5-star Pool Villas. To celebrate this [...]

2019-04-04T08:41:09+02:00April 4th, 2019|Experience, Travel|0 Comments

Experience La Petite Ferme’s new Vineyard suites.

Hidden away in the beautiful and picturesque Franschhoek pass, you'll find the luxury boutique hotel and wine estate, La Petite Ferme. This spring, they launched their newly refurbished Vineyard Suites. And they’re simply, beautiful. We recently had the opportunity to visit this esteemed estate for an overnight stay in the Léman Suite, based on the [...]

2018-11-02T13:02:42+02:00November 2nd, 2018|Experience, Food, Travel, Wine|0 Comments

Seville, Spain.

Spain is well known for its friendly people, authentic cuisine and delicious wines. With tourist hotspots like Barcelona, Madrid and beach paradise destinations like Ibiza, you aren't hard pressed for places to explore. We chose to go slightly off the beaten track to the capital of Andalucia, Seville. Okay, perhaps not completely off the beaten track. [...]

2018-10-31T13:29:44+02:00October 31st, 2018|Food, Travel, Wine|0 Comments

Take a bush break with SafariScapes.

SafariScapes offer curated travel experiences for the discerning traveller. Their point of difference is the knowledge and on the ground experience that they have, resulting in a seamless, hassle-free holiday. Owned and operated by Peter Hammond and Nic Turpin, SafariScapes launched in 2015 after Pete and Nic saw the need for bespoke, guided travel across [...]

2018-09-27T17:00:48+02:00September 27th, 2018|Experience, Travel|0 Comments

The A to Z of the Stellenbosch Wine Route.

Goodbye long, sunny days and hello cold, chilly winter! I was recently invited to participate in the compilation of the Stellenbosch wine route's A-Z WinterWinederland guide. The project focuses on all of the winter activities and warm wine farm havens along this famous route. Here is a look into the estates I had the pleasure [...]

2018-09-18T13:40:40+02:00June 25th, 2018|Travel, Wine|0 Comments