Winelands




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?



A friend from Germany was in town last week and desperately wanted to visit some natural hot springs. We have 4 of such that I am aware of, and there are all within 2 hours of Cape Town. Goudini Spa: A large family resort with municipal charm and old world […]

Hot Springs and spas in the Cape


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


The Property Is No Longer Available Anyone interested in working and living in idyllic Ceres? The Farm Backpackers is up for sale as owners Chris and Laura Venter are heading off to pursue other business concerns. Located on a working fruit farm, on the banks of the Breede river and […]

For Sale: The Farm Backpackers, Ceres



The Nederburg wine estate in Paarl is inviting all and sundry over for Saturday soup throughout August. For just R50, you get a selection of piping hot soups and tasty pate with freshly-baked bread from the estate’s farm kitchen. You also get a glass of Nederburg’s best – OK, not […]

Warm Up with Soup on Saturdays at Nederburg



The organizers of one of South Africa’s premier wine shows, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival, have decided to add a little sporting excitement to their line-up this year, by incorporating the Stellenbosch Mountain Bike Challenge on the Festival’s Day 3, Saturday 5 August.

New Mountain Bike Challenge in Stellenbosch to Coincide with Wine ...



The Western Cape’s little slice of France, Franschhoek, is celebrating Bastille Day all weekend – why not join in the joie? “Franschhoek”, in Afrikaans, literally means “French corner” – it’s the valley where, in the late-17th century, a wave of Huguenots eventually settled, fleeing Catholic persecution in their native France. […]

It’s Bastille Day All Weekend in Franschhoek