The breeding pair of Spotted Eagle-Owls who, for some years, have been nesting and rearing their young at their favourite spot in Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in Cape Town, are one of the many wonders of this exquisite garden. It was a sunny late-September morning when we first met the pair of owls and their two … Continue reading “The Spotted Eagle Owls at Kirstenbosch: A Few Weeks in the Life of …”
“Many of the earth’s habitats, animals, plants, insects, and even micro-organisms that we know as rare may not be known at all by future generations.” This is one of the reminders from His Holiness The Dalai Lama that extinction, sadly, is irreversible. The species that have died out, been lost to our world, can never … Continue reading “Kirstenbosch Garden of Extinction: Waymarks of Wisdom for our Planet”
Cape Town has just been voted Best Destination in Africa, and no wonder! South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ is the Queen of Accolades, sitting right near the top of countless ‘world’s best’ polls. There’s no doubt about it: no trip to South Africa is complete without a stay in Cape Town. There are magnificent hotel and guest house options … Continue reading “Cape Town: 10 Big Bucketlist Things To Do in the Mother City South Africa”
To celebrate the first day of Spring in South Africa, we’re sharing the pics we took on Saturday at Cape Point. After a week of wild storms and heavy rain, Capetonians were able to step out into a gorgeously clear day on Saturday, the world looking bright and beautiful again. We spent the day in … Continue reading “Cape Point in Pictures to Celebrate Spring”
Here’s how to spice up the winter and spring in Cape Town: Peter Tempelhoff, Group Exec Chef for The Collection by Liz McGrath, and Relais & Chateaux Grand Chef, will soon be launching a series of exciting kitchen sessions at The Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia, Cape Town. Learn from a master and his accomplished team at these … Continue reading “Spice up the Winter & Spring with Grand Chef Peter Tempelhoff’s Kitchen Sessions at The Cellars-Hohenort Cape Town”
What an amazing alchemy! Edge up close to master goldsmiths and jewellery-makers and see raw gold being transformed into exquisite showpieces. Housed in the grand Huguenot House built in 1752 – a marvelous fascination in its own right – Prins & Prins Diamonds are at the forefront of jewellery manufacture and diamond sales in South … Continue reading “A Private & Princely Jewellery/Diamond Tour in Cape Town: Prins & Prins Diamonds”
If winter makes you think of a cosy cinemas, good movies and an armload of buttery popcorn, why not plan a winter getaway at a hotel that boasts an in-house cinema? From a trendy rooftop-cinema trailer park in the city where you can snuggle up with a blanky, to a plush sofa’d cinema in the winelands, Cape … Continue reading “What Movies You? Winter Getaways in Cape Town with a Cinema In-House”
Catch a movie in Cape Town under the stars at Cape Town’s fabulous open-air cinema! The Galileo Open Air Cinema has a phenomenal setting in the spectacular Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens at Newlands, on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, Cape Town. Films are screened weekly during summer, on Wednesday evenings, on the Marquee Lawn. Enter … Continue reading “The Galileo Open Air Cinema: Big Screen Under Big Sky at Kirstenbosch”
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Cape Town is spectacularly well endowed with beaches, and many of them have the prestige of blue flag status. Let’s do a speedy scoot around the bays and beaches, the coves and sandy corners that are part of what makes Cape Town the love-affair city for travellers from all over the world.