Home to countless stunning wineries offering much more than a few tasty tipples, Stellenbosch deserves a closer look as a standalone destination. Known as the City of Oaks, the historic university town is home to some 150 wine farms; is packed with a dizzying variety of superb restaurants; offers visitors plenty of nature and outdoor … Continue reading 24 hours in … Stellenbosch
Bougainvillea climbs the walls, lemon trees heave with citrus fruits and linen tablecloths flutter in the breeze. Restaurants on wine farms speak of summer holidays and a slower pace of life that allows time to settle in for long, lazy al fresco lunches where sauvignon blanc flows freely – and all that follows is a siesta under the shade of … Continue reading Our top 3 wine farm lunches to book this summer
The beach shacks of Paternoster – a remote fishing village two hours from Cape Town – call to mind creamy mussel pots, grilled crayfish with garlicky butter, strings of seashells, unpretentiously mismatched wooden furniture and the feeling of sunshine on the skin. Among the many winners at The World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards 2021, the … Continue reading The best restaurant in Africa – is it worth the hype?
Foraging can be an over-hyped word. For many, it means banging on about the stir-fried dandelion greens, garlic mustard pesto, stinging nettle soup or violet-infused syrup they once made. For chef Candice Philip, however, it forms part of an inventive approach to cooking that’s based on a total sensory experience. Her story has taken her … Continue reading Reviewed: Chef Candice Philip’s seasonal tasting menu at Basalt Restaurant
There are places you can’t help but fall in love with at first sight and return to year after year. Home to some of the most prestigious wineries on the planet, Franschhoek – carpeted in pretty vineyards, dusty olive groves and châteaux – is a paradise for oenophiles everywhere. And springtime, with its blossoms and … Continue reading Two perfect days in Franschhoek at Leeu Estates
Businessman and hospitality entrepreneur Nicky Van Der Walt has put luxury Asian cuisine on the map with the opening of Tang, and it’s already one of the city’s hottest hangouts; a magnet for famous faces and serious sushi lovers. Occupying one of the iconic Nelson Mandela Square’s handsomest patches, this sexy new arrival spills out … Continue reading Reviewed: The brand-new Tang on Nelson Mandela Square
If cities were romances, Cape Town would be the love-at-first-sight kind. From chic hotels and world-class restaurants to dreamy vineyards and a thriving art scene, there’s lots to keep you busy. To help curb that feeling of being overwhelmed while also increasing the wonder found in a trip to the Mother City, we’ve put together this four-day … Continue reading Culinary Cape Town: The perfect four-day itinerary