Opa to That Greek Place at Yzerfontein

Opa to That Greek Place at Yzerfontein

Who would have thought to find an almost perfect Greek restaurant on the way to Yzerfontein on the West Coast ? It's true there's no bouzouki music, and we are informed as we arrive that there are no kalemeras-- those are in Cape Town --but it is the ambience and the...

Klein Roosboom Durbanville a secret no more

Klein Roosboom Durbanville a secret no more

The Durbanville Wine Route is one of the smallest in Cape Town and one of the most delightful, mainly because it is not overwhelming. Quite close to the city, the area specialises in Sauvignon Blanc but many other great wines are to be had there. One of the places I...

Not your Mamma’s pasta at Scala

Not your Mamma’s pasta at Scala

  The legend on their serviettes reads “Not your mamma's pasta,” and the people at Scala are not kidding. Here, where all dishes are meant to be shared, you will find many interesting takes on the Italian theme like prawns crudo with burrata foam, stewed beef...

The biggest Italian wine show comes to Cape Town

The biggest Italian wine show comes to Cape Town

   Gambero Rosso, Italy’s leading Italian wine and food media company, is back in Cape Town with the Top Italian Wines Roadshow bringing a selection of the best premium wines of Italy to the V&A Waterfront on Thursday, 26 January 2023. One of 10 stops on the...

Feast in a Camphor Forest

Feast in a Camphor Forest

If, like me, the idea of a picnic fills you with trepidation-- I mean, after all who can rise from the ground gracefully, especially after drinking a few glasses of bubbly and eating well --then fear not. If the idea of sitting outside at a table beautifully laid with...

Brilliant Taste of the Veld at Signal Restaurant Cape Grace

Brilliant Taste of the Veld at Signal Restaurant Cape Grace

  There are many fancy hotels in CT which appeal to the highflying set who want glitz and glamour. The Cape Grace is not one of those. It is here that Bill Gates and Bill Clinton put their staff when in the city. It’s here that millionaires are used to getting...

Summer food and wine delights at Vergelegen wine estate

Summer food and wine delights at Vergelegen wine estate

    Those in the know know one of my favourite places in the Cape is Vergelegen in Somerset West The 322-year-old estate, which recently won the Wine Tourism Services category in the 2023 Best of Wine Tourism Awards, is set in a lush, biodiverse landscape....

JAN Franschhoek opens at La Motte

JAN Franschhoek opens at La Motte

Is there no end to what the multi- talented Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen will get up to? Now the prestigious La Motte estate in Franschhoek is introducing JAN Franschhoek, an exceptional, seasonal food and wine experience presented from a charming 19th-century...

Out and about at Dal Italia Deli Hermanus

Out and about at Dal Italia Deli Hermanus

If you're ever down in Hermanus --and who isn't sooner or later?--after you have seen the whales and walked along the Cliff, you are bound to want something to eat, yes? I can think of no better place to go than to the Italian deli owned and run by Fabio and his...

The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival is back!

The Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival is back!

  Bubbly lovers will be delighted to hear that after a two-year absence, the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival is back! Once again presented by Sanlam Private Wealth, the two-day event is set to take place at the Franschhoek Monument on Saturday...

Simon’s at Groot Constantia–THE place to be

Simon’s at Groot Constantia–THE place to be

    The Constantia Valley is a world all its own. Surrounded by magnificent mountains, one finds an ocean of vineyards from which some of the world's greatest wines are made. In the valley, one of the treasures is the estate of Groot Constantia which is...

Savour Stellenbosch life at upcoming Street Soirees

Savour Stellenbosch life at upcoming Street Soirees

      November to March In French bonsoir means good evening and bonne soiree means have a nice evening. The first is a greeting and the second is a good wish—very subtle those French! In Stellenbosch the people of the town have grasped the meaning of...

Relax at Under Oaks in Northern Paarl

Relax at Under Oaks in Northern Paarl

      If the idea of sitting calmly under some gorgeous old oak trees gazing down to the lake where cows graze contentedly while a rescue donkey rolls on his back in exhilaration in a nearby meadow, then Under Oaks in North Paarl is for you.  You can...

Book now for Vergelegen’s glorious gardens this weekend

Book now for Vergelegen’s glorious gardens this weekend

  Horticulturists, chefs and wine cellar teams are hard at work at beautiful Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West to ensure that its first ever Garden Weekend is a must-attend event. The 322-year-old estate’s glorious trees, shrubs and flowers will be the...

Stellenbosch in full bloom for Garden Festival Oct 20-30

Stellenbosch in full bloom for Garden Festival Oct 20-30

  Garden Town Stellenbosch promises lush bouquet of flowers, food, wine & art   One of the country’s most prominent garden lifestyle festivals returns after its inauguration last year as Stellenbosch once again pulls out the stops for gardeners and lovers of...