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Food and Wine

Luxury accommodation in the Cape Winelands of the Western Cape is a fine way to enjoy the scenery of South Africa’s magnificent wine country, along with outstanding wines and food experiences on the Cape’s celebrated Wine Routes, of which there are several. An experience of the Cape Winelands is well worth including in your South African … Continue reading “Cape Winelands Accommodation: Luxury Stays on Western Cape Wine Routes”

Premier Hermanus hotel The Marine brings a fresh and fabulous dining experience at its new restaurant, Origins. The Khoisan heritage, local and seasonal produce, and the joy of community in sharing food, are elements of this exciting new eating experience. “We are very excited to launch this new restaurant where Indigenous and endemic ingredients have been brought together … Continue reading “‘Origins’ is the Fresh, New Dining Experience at The Marine in Hermanus”

This Cape Winelands Gourmet Food Tour features fabulous and exclusive stays for food lovers, set amid the breathtaking scenery of wine country.

Whatever the season, it’s always wonderful to visit Delaire Graff Lodges and Spa in the Stellenbosch region of the Cape’s exquisite winelands. Sumptuous accommodation in vineyard-surroundings, gourmet food, sensational wines, acclaimed art, exclusive diamond purchasing opportunities, spa indulgence and more: each season at Delaire Graff has its own mood, magic and enchantment:

Set on one of the Cape’s earliest and most prestigious wine estates, The Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch offers a masterful combination of polished current-day luxury and age-old grandeur.  Set in the exquisite Jonkershoek Valley against a breathtaking mountainscape and fringed by vineyards – which we’ve just enjoyed in the crisp caramel cladding of late autumn – the Lanzerac is … Continue reading “Princely Lodgings, Wining and Dining Unlimited at Lanzerac Hotel in Stellenbosch”

Cape West-to-East Foodie Tour, featuring top fine-dining hotels in the Mother City, notable foodie destinations in whale-watching Western Cape, as well as prime foodie-spots on the Garden Route, in Eastern Cape’s citrus and elephant country, and on the spectacular Wild Coast.

Celebrate Easter 2016 with chocolate aplenty and fine local tastings, pairings and getaways. In earlier times the week preceding Easter – Holy Week – was observed as an egg-free week and any eggs laid in that week were decorated as Holy Week eggs, rather than eaten. But over time the Easter egg tradition has evolved and become … Continue reading “A Handful of Fine Chocolatey Getaways & Experiences for Easter 2016”

Guests going on safari in South Africa with Halaal dietary requirements, need to be sure that they will be appropriately catered for at their safari destination. Halaal requirements – even though these may vary between families and individuals – are generally catered for well at the lodges we feature in this post. Because safari destinations are … Continue reading “Luxury Halaal Safaris in South Africa: Where to Go”

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat has another fabulous line-up of food and wine getaway weekends in 2016. A pristine wilderness in the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains is a captivating landscape in which to enjoy gourmet food partnered with super-fine wines from prestigious wine estates – all this and a weekend of incredible nature activities in the abundant … Continue reading “Food and Wine Weekends at Bushmans Kloof in 2016: Put on Your Nature Bib and Tucker”

Kosher travellers planning a safari holiday in South Africa are well catered for at several luxury safari lodges. A number of exclusive lodges offer unforgettable safari experiences, at the same time ensuring that specific kosher dining requirements are met. What follows is a our pick of prime safari lodges that enable guests to keep kosher on safari in South … Continue reading “Keeping Kosher on Safari in South Africa: Prime Safari Lodges Offering Kosher Dining”

The series of Kitchen Sessions with Peter Tempelhoff that were launched last year at the Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town proved so popular that they’re back in 2015. Between August and October, legendary Grand Chef Peter Tempelhoff and his team will take you through the paces of some stupendously stunning food prep. Here’s the line-up:

Best of South Africa on a plate and in a glass, was our experience of wining and dining on Rovos Rail, the most luxurious rail travel in all of Africa. Wining and dining on the train is a magnificent meandering for the palate. And for international guests, it’s an enchanting ‘first and best date’ with some of … Continue reading “Wining and Dining That’s Right on Track: Foodies, Welcome Aboard Rovos Rail”