{news} Knorhoek Wine Farm – where Valentine’s dreams become reality

Looking for something extra special to spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day? Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to a meandering valley road guaranteed to take you back to gentler times. Nestled under sprawling oaks and in the shady avenues of the giant poplar trees is where you’ll find Knorhoek Wine Farm,…

{news} Restore your balance with a breakaway to Ruby Rose Country House

Escape to luxurious seclusion in the Riebeek Valley this season by booking a breakaway stay, wedding or small function at Ruby Rose Country House. Magnificently restored, this lush oasis in one of the Cape’s favourite rural idylls just one hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Riebeek Valley has long held appeal for artists, seekers of…

{accommodation} In pursuit of repose: Plum Tree Cottage, McGregor

Sometimes you just need to take a break and give your soul what it needs. My soul recently longed for beautiful vistas, fresh air, and a reprieve from our COVID-blotched reality. I found all of that, and so much more, at Plum Tree Cottage in McGregor. Introduction Most of us had to celebrate birthdays, milestones…

{news} Franschhoek’s mystery weekends are guaranteed food for the soul

Suffering from lockdown blues and chomping at the bit to explore your ‘neighbourhood’? Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends – an all-inclusive winelands weekend getaway – is guaranteed to curb any lockdown cabin fever. Now that leisure travel has resumed this is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence, with…

{travel} A day in Franschhoek: from pairings to picnics

Taking precious time to rediscover everything our province has to offer after the confines of #lockdown, I headed to Franschhoek for the day to wine and dine my soul in serenity. Introduction Since the upliftment of the travel ban as part of the COVID-19 regulations, I’ve been feeling (and acting!) like a proper tourist in…

{accommodation} Steeped in Shiraz Cottage: Kunjani Wines

Just when I thought the COVID walls couldn’t lock me down any tighter, I received an invitation from Kunjani Wines to safely social distance and recharge in their gorgeously luxurious Shiraz Cottage. Introduction I was (and still am!) one of those who follow(ed) the COVID rules meticulously and wholeheartedly. Throughout this process of never-ending sanitising…

{news} Get your Rhythm Full On with a breakaway in McGregor

Rhythm Full On is a simple cottage nestled among the tall trees in one of McGregor’s most picturesque and quiet streets. It is a space to live your life by the rhythm of the sun, rising with its rays and sinking with it below the ‘Krans’. You are welcomed into this honest home to experience…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: Jan Harmsgat Country House

And just like that, our second day of our #MagicOfWinter media stay in the Langeberg Valley was on its back. One final stretch of road until we reached our overnight destination, Jan Harmsgat Country House, for what I now know was an absolute country-chic spoil. Introduction As we rounded the last bend, Jan Harmsgat Country…

{travel} The Langeberg Chronicles: The Montagu Country Hotel

With windswept hair and blushing cheeks from the sheer exhilaration of the ride, we pulled up in front of the Montagu Country Hotel in our purring classic American Dream Cars. This is where we’d rest our heads for the night. I couldn’t wait to walk in and be enveloped in true Langeberg Valley hospitality. Introduction…