Caroline’s Red Wine Review returns after 2 year hiatus

Caroline’s Red Wine Review returns after 2 year hiatus

  Caroline’s Red Wine Review 2022, the world-class showcase of the crème-de-la-crème of Cape red wine presented by Cape Town’s legendary Caroline Rillema, takes place in the V&A Waterfront on Thursday, 28 July. Only the top 90 accolade achieving winemakers...

Heart of the Helderberg: beat the chill with winter warmers

Heart of the Helderberg: beat the chill with winter warmers

    Chefs at Erinvale, Lourensford, Morgenster and Vergelegen estates in Somerset West have combined their culinary talents with winemakers’ recommendations to offer an array of classic soup, cheese, bread and wine pairings this winter. The delicious, value...

Get to Il Leone for the finest Italian dining in town

Get to Il Leone for the finest Italian dining in town

What with you know what hitting the fan and all, we haven’t been to the fabulous Il Leone in about 2 years. A recent visit there showed us that it is still one of the finest –if not THE finest Italian restaurant in Cape Town. Relying on the freshest of ingredients so...

Old broad treads new boards at Evita se Perron Darling

Old broad treads new boards at Evita se Perron Darling

  SA’s most famous white woman—and she hasn’t been accused of corruption—Evita Bezuidenhout, has a new theatre venue at The Perron in Darling. Just returned from a 6 week trip to Europe, her alter ego, Pieter-Dirk Uys, says ” She is looking forward to treading...

Newly renovated Winchester Hotel wins Global Design Award

Newly renovated Winchester Hotel wins Global Design Award

One remembers fondly the old Winchester Hotel in Sea Point. On visits from Johannesburg we always headed straight there to soak up the quintessential Sea Point vibe in an historic milieu. The Sunday morning buffets with cool jazz on hand to help you unwind, free...

Ambling through The Village Square Hermanus

Ambling through The Village Square Hermanus

  One forgets how beautiful Hermanus is. The cliffs are spectacular and a walk along them looking over Walker Bay to the other side is thrilling. Very few places in the world can offer such a spectacular setting. Add to this the whales –when they are there –and...

Let down your hair at The Elgin Railway Market

Let down your hair at The Elgin Railway Market

  A great place to be any weekend if you are in Cape Town is the Elgin Railway Market, situated, guess where, at the old Elgin Railway Station, within an old apple warehouse. It is Just quirky enough to appeal to the offbeat and great fun for families. Here you...

Delheim’s expert-assisted Mushroom Forage returns June 16

Delheim’s expert-assisted Mushroom Forage returns June 16

  Now here is something really different and extremely fulfilling to do. The hunt for wild mushrooms at Delheim Estate in Stellenbosch is back. Re-emerging from the dark like the delicious forest treats, this family-owned winery once again presents its expert tutored...

Durbanville Valley’s popular Wine and Dine Series back

Durbanville Valley’s popular Wine and Dine Series back

Winemakers and chefs of the Durbanville Wine Valley have teamed up again for another roaring wine-and-dine collaboration and this time intent on showcasing the best of local flavours inspired by autumn.   The event follows on the inaugural series held last year, which...

Out and about at The Franschhoek Beer Company

Out and about at The Franschhoek Beer Company

  In a town world renowned for its wine, there are also some delicious beers to be had. Don't miss them. . One of the places not to miss is The Franschhoek Beer Company on the outskirts of the town.   Here you can have a beer tasting, order something light...

Vergelegen opens Vinoteque

Vergelegen opens Vinoteque

    Wine lovers and collectors now have easier access to sought-after, award-winning  older vintages, with the opening of a dedicated Vinoteque at 322-year-old Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West. The glass-fronted, air-conditioned Vinoteque shows off...

Enjoy Cape Camino with donation to Streetsmart SA

Enjoy Cape Camino with donation to Streetsmart SA

Put on your hiking boots and join a Weekend Cape Camino walking through farmlands in the Boland with a donation to StreetSmart SA from Friday, 6 to Sunday, 8 May 2022. StreetSmart SA is an organisation helping street children rebuild their lives through public...

Elgin Cool Wine Festival 10th anniversary April 30

Elgin Cool Wine Festival 10th anniversary April 30

  I can’t think of anything nicer than to head to the Elgin Cool Wine Festival in one of the most enchanting valleys on earth. One of the main attractions there, apart from the fabulous wine estates, is the Elgin Railway Market--packed with character and fun for...

Brand new Wine Festival at Inaugural Swartland Sosiaal

Brand new Wine Festival at Inaugural Swartland Sosiaal

A brand new wine festival launches in the heart of the Swartland - arguably South Africa’s most dynamic wine region - on April 30. Hosted in a town not known for its wine, the Swartland Sosiaal Wynfees breaks the mould in typical Swartland fashion with a showcase of...

Return to heaven at La Verdure, Franschhoek

Return to heaven at La Verdure, Franschhoek

  OK, so I do carry on about the delights of La Verdure Farm in Franschhoek, about the total feeling of getting away from EVERYTHING that bothers you, to a place that is so special one can return there time after time without ever getting bored. There are four...

Catching up at Catch 22 Tableview

Catching up at Catch 22 Tableview

One of the most spectacular sights in Cape Town is the beachfront at Tableview with its seemingly endless beach and the spectacular view of the iconic Table Mountain across the Bay. The fact that windsurfers come from all over the world to test the winds means that...

SA Cheese Festival back April 23 onwards at 2 locations

SA Cheese Festival back April 23 onwards at 2 locations

    The SA Cheese Festival innovates this year by popping up over two weekends at two different destinations, on the West Coast and in the Winelands: Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 April at Groote Post outside Darling on the West Coast and Saturday 30 April,...

Have fun at Loxtonia’s Cider Experience April 23

Have fun at Loxtonia’s Cider Experience April 23

    Before the legendary snows of Ceres arrive why not get there to the Loxtonia farm and let down your hair. Round up the crew and make your way to the Ceres Valley on Saturday, 23 April for the ultimate foot tapping Cider Experience at Loxtonia apple farm....