{eat} Lunch at La Petite Ferme – plated art from start to dessert

Teetering on the threshold of the silly season, we recently lingered a bit longer at La Petite Ferme for a lunch date, taking in the views and relishing in the timelessness of Chef Odette’s new summer menu. Introduction Tucked into the foot of the Franschhoek Pass, lies a little farm. This little farm has a…

{news} Franschhoek Uncorked Festival Celebrates Summer In Style

Not only does the new season bring with it the promise of warmer weather, but it’s also time to make your way to the Franschhoek Wine Valley for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival (16 & 17 October). What better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, whilst uncovering a fine selection of…

{travel} West Coast Way: a cracklin’ good time in Velddrif

Somewhere in-between lockdown living and the vague promise of a pending summer season, my heart longs for fresh air, sunshine and long road trips with unexplored twists and turns. COVID-claustrophobia is real, and that is why West Coast Way offers wandering hearts like mine a sea-breeze reprieve of the every-day push and rush of pandemic…

{news} Durbanville Valley celebrates Spring with collab of fine food and wine

Russian composer Igor Stravinsky described one of his musical-choreographic works that was eventually to rank among the most influential of the 20th century as “a unified idea: the mystery and great surge of the creative power of Spring”. The same inspiration for that work – The Rite of Spring – now drives the Durbanville Wine Valley in…

{accommodation} Nurtured by nature: the sacred spaces of Angala

At times, the chaos of our current reality reverberates noisily against the walls of my innermost sanctuary. Feeling tired and a little bit weary of the world, I recently retreated to the sacred spaces of Angala Boutique Hotel to nurture my mind and body in nature. Introduction Inevitably, the last 16 months of pandemic living…

{news} SA Olive’s Basic Olive Oil Tasting Course

SA Olive is excited to announce its first Basic Olive Oil Tasting course of 2021. The course will be run by Reni Hildenbrand and Louise Rabie on the 20th of July at the Klein Joostenberg Farm, Muldersvlei. Please note: Should Lockdown Level 4 be extended after the 11th July 2021, the course will be rescheduled and respondents notified accordingly. Reni and…

{news} Reset and rejuvenate with Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends

In these turbulent times we find ourselves in why not treat yourself to an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out. You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s a dream, but this can be your reality. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends hold the promise of surprise,…

{eat} Surpassing every expectation: gourmet sushi at GlenWood Vineyards

There’s something so wholesome and intrinsically uplifting about having your expectations surpassed. From the moment I drove through the little stone gate of GlenWood Vineyards, every view, every glass, every bite was better than I could ever have imagined. Introduction I would like to think that, after dedicating every spare minute of my free time…

{news} Easter and more, at Nederburg’s The Manor this April

There’s something on offer for everyone at Nederburg in Paarl, this April!  Make the most of gorgeous autumn days by visiting its beautiful eatery, The Manor, situated in the iconic manor house that dates to 1800. The restaurant spills out onto the manor house terrace and sprawling gardens, set against the backdrop of vineyards and the towering Drakenstein…