{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…

{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…

{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…

{experience} Wine and canapé wanderlust at Perdeberg Wines

At the foot of the Paardeberg mountain lies a place that begs to be explored through taste and smell. With an impressive collection of superb wines, Perdeberg Wines should be the next stop on your adventure. Introduction There’s few activities in this life I enjoy as much as I do a leisurely wine tasting. Even…

{spirits} Leonista 100% Karoo Agave: best served with a side of wild adventure

Recently I decided to run with lions and took the Leonista pride for an adventure in Graaff-Reinet. Filled with 100% pure South African goodness, these agave spirits evoke feelings of wanderlust that simply has to be answered. Introduction Part of my regular road-trip packing routine includes choosing my drinks for sundowner evenings in beautiful locations….

{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…

{news} Franschhoek Bastille Festival: Are you ready for something new?

In case the grapevine news hasn’t reached you, here’s what you missed. Franschhoek’s Bastille Festival is still on the cards, but instead of the traditional format, the festival will be coming to you. A first-of-its-kind for Franschhoek, the organisers have called on the support of its members to showcase the valley through the lens of…

{eat} Kunjani Wines: because that’s where good food and wine meet

A celebration of love recently beckoned us into the open arms of the Stellenbosch winelands for a weekend of festivities. Included in those merriments, was a visit (or two!) to the home of Kunjani Wines. Introduction Pia is having a super birthday sale, extended to Sunday,  3 May! Click here for unbelievable offers! When two…

{news} Lozärn Wines adds new vintages to their impressive range

Lozärn Wines firmly rooted in the fertile soils of the Robertson wine valley and handcrafted on Doornbosch farm, honours a family matriarch while celebrating a red varietal likely to be well-known to travellers who have sampled the wines of Chile.  Join us in raising a glass to toast to the Smuts family who are nurturing…