The World comes sailing into Cape Town

The World comes sailing into Cape Town

Have you ever wanted to really get away from everything, to just leave it all behind, get on to the ocean wave, discover new places, to really interest yourself? Well, these days you can-- all you need is money-- quite a lot of it, actually. There exists a magnificent...

Taste contemporary American Cuisine at Franks in Franschhoek

Taste contemporary American Cuisine at Franks in Franschhoek

Franschhoek is often accused of being too full for its own good but this is often tinged with a little bit of envy by those who are not. It is a delightful place to be any time of the year and has some of the very best—and best run—wine tasting facilities in the...

Franschhoek Summer Wines Festival March 9 at Leopard’s Leap

Franschhoek Summer Wines Festival March 9 at Leopard’s Leap

The Summer Wines Festival is back with a wide range of great wines to taste, superb food and live music The always popular Summer Wines Festival is back for another outing and this year takes place at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek on Saturday, March 9...

Enjoy Sunset Soiree at BOSMAN Wellington March 16

Enjoy Sunset Soiree at BOSMAN Wellington March 16

Every once in a while, Bosman Family Vineyards throws open their gates to welcome in fellow lovers of Cape wine. They set out tables on the lawns under the oaks, string up some fairy lights and have a jolly time together.   This year they have many reasons to...

Have fun with Burgers and Beats at Middelvlei Stellenbosch

Have fun with Burgers and Beats at Middelvlei Stellenbosch

One of Middelvlei Wines’ most popular events is always Burgers and Beats! This year the date is set for 29 February (from 6 pm) and promises to be a night filled with fun, juicy burgers and great wines. Not forgetting the infectious Middelvlei hospitality. So, if you...

Extended hours and menu at Eleven in Franschhoek

Extended hours and menu at Eleven in Franschhoek

An extended menu and lunchtime trade now give even more opportunity to linger at Eleven, a leading high street restaurant in the winelands village of Franschhoek.   This popular restaurant is immersed in the village’s languid buzz and the tranquillity of...

Celebrate Harvest Time at La Motte Franschhoek

Celebrate Harvest Time at La Motte Franschhoek

Harvest time is a very special season in the Winelands. It means early mornings in the vineyards and late nights in the cellar, but it comes with a contagious joy and is the ideal time to enjoy La Motte's historic wine estate at its best. Enjoy a tour of the vineyards...

Get to a whole new world at the Wellington Family Festival

Get to a whole new world at the Wellington Family Festival

Rolling hills and cool, lush boltholes; slow village mornings and afternoons-become-evenings of fine food and wine; soaring mountain spires and endless rejuvenation. These are but some of the delights beckoning from the Cape's magnificent Wellington. Under the revival...

Be my pizza and wine Valentine–no, really–at Perdeberg

Be my pizza and wine Valentine–no, really–at Perdeberg

Stuck for Valentine ideas?  Head for Perdeberg Cellar, a leisurely 90-minute drive from Cape Town, for something different---with wine. A destination not only popular for its wines but also a venue for serving delicious country-kitchen style food. Eat@Perdeberg, with...

Celebrate a very special Valentine’s Day at Brookdale Paarl

Celebrate a very special Valentine’s Day at Brookdale Paarl

Fast approaching is the time when we should be thinking of reviving a fading relationship, nurturing a new one, or just getting out and spoiling oneself and a very special person in your life. I can think of nowhere better to do that  but in the luxury of Brookdale in...

Check out Boplaas tasting rooms on SA’s famous Garden Route

Check out Boplaas tasting rooms on SA’s famous Garden Route

Boplaas is celebrating its first high season with a full array of tasting rooms open and trading. Having rolled out a network of visitor centres in the wake of the pandemic, its total four venues hosted record numbers over the past two months. In addition to its brand...

Don’t  miss Sunset Sweatshop “live” at Muratie Estate

Don’t miss Sunset Sweatshop “live” at Muratie Estate

On Saturday 10 February 2024, Sunset Sweathop will be performing LIVE at Muratie Canvas, the estate’s exquisite transparent marquee with 360˚ panoramic views over the Stellenbosch Winelands and Table Mountain in the distance. Round up your friends and family and head...

Unmissable Cafe Orca Melkbos 2024

Unmissable Cafe Orca Melkbos 2024

Having not being to Cafe Orca in Melkbos for quite a while, and having some English friends visiting, we thought it would be a great idea to take them there and see how things were progressing. Well let me tell you that this West Coast gem is still-- as a matter of...

La Bottega Italian Deli Milnerton

La Bottega Italian Deli Milnerton

Even though the word deli derives from the German delicatessen, many other nations do delis to perfection, the Italians especially.  Recently discovered in the Milnerton area is this superb Italian deli called La Bottega . Here you will find the most perfect range of...

Spoil yourself at Haute Cabriere Franschhoek

Spoil yourself at Haute Cabriere Franschhoek

At this time of the year, when one has guests almost on a daily basis, it really makes a wonderful change to go out into the country and spoil yourself, and maybe a lucky friend or two, with a very special meal. When this urge gets too much for you, I can think of a...