Food & Drink



If you are planning a trip to South Africa for the Fifa 2010 World Cup Tournament, or for any reason at all, here are a few tips to help you navigate through this vast and beautiful country. Crime: Caution pays better dividends than denial… There is no getting around the […]

Things You Need To Know About South Africa





The Zulu Kingdom now offers visitors a chance to experience the Brew Route, similar in many ways to the wine routes of the Western Cape. The Route consists of 8 breweries, which range from SABMiller (second largest brewer in the world) to the family run Farmers Brauhaus in Hattingspruit, Dundee. […]

The Brew Route: Durbans answer to the wine route?


In the last 10 years Cape Town has seen an explosion of retail areas, and shopping malls. I am not entirely sure where all these extra consumers are coming from, but it seems that business is thriving across the board. The latest addition is Willowbridge, which is less of a […]

Shopping: Willowbridge mall, Tygervalley



Capetonians love flea markets! and we have several every weekend: Here are the main ones. Greenpoint Stadium Flea market: This started with a guy selling Boerewors rolls on the weekend and has blossomed into the largest fleamarket in Cape Town. It is held every Sunday and public holiday from 09:00 […]

Flea Markets and Craft Markets in Cape town



In a rather unusual location below the highway in the foreshore, is a antique tent housing the relocated and renamed Madame Zingara’s Tent/Theatre of Dreams. The original restaurant in Bree Street burnt down in Sept ’06, and the insurance payout wasn’t enough to reopen so negotiations then started with the […]

Cape Town Nightlife: Madame Zingara’s Theatre of dreams.



Since my last post was a bit of a damning treatise, here is a great bit of news for visiting gastronomes. The S. Pellegrino 2007 list of “Best Restaurants in the world” was released last week and in the category for Africa and the Middle East, the top 5 were […]

Western Cape restaurants among the best in the world!