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”
The beautiful Company’s Garden in Cape Town is a quiet sanctuary amid the buzz of the city and it’s near magnificent Table Mountain and lots of city attractions. It now also has a trendy new restaurant.
Here’s the recipe for a perfect Gourmet Food and Wine Weekend getaway spoil at the magnificent Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in the Cederberg, Western Cape – a few scenic hours away from Cape Town: 1. Allow you hosts to mix together inspired, world-class cuisine and superb wines in a spectacular wilderness. 2. Sit back … Continue reading “Gourmet Food and Wine Weekends in 2015 at Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg, Western Cape”
Handsomely gabled, wooden-beamed and -shuttered in the splendid old tradition of Cape Winelands homesteads, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d arrived into the wine-estate milieu of old. Quite on the contrary, though, at Kleine Constantia Boutique Guest House in Roodepoort, you’re ensconced in a wonderfully tranquil pamper-spot in the heart of Gauteng’s West Rand business hub. So, calling all … Continue reading “Introducing Kleine Constantia Boutique Guest House: Quiet Pamper-Spot near West Rand Business Hub”
Heaven-sent shows of citrus blossom, spirals of fragrant orange peel and bowls of sun-bright yellow lemons – citrus is king at beautiful Woodall Country House and Spa, a private haven of country bliss set on a citrus farm near Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape. Woodall has many highlights – among them its gorgeous waterside … Continue reading “Where Lemons become Lemonade … And So Much More: Woodall Country House at Addo”
Food travel in South Africa stands proud and tall, showcasing some of the finest foodie-stays imaginable. The three distinctive 5-Star Relais & Chateaux Hotels that make up The Collection by master-hotelier Liz McGrath, are known for the exceptionally fine food that delights a discerning clientele. Travellers in search of the finer pleasures of living are drawn … Continue reading “For the Love of Food: The Exceptional Foodie-Experiences at The Collection’s Restaurants in South Africa – With Recipe”
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”
On Twitter’s #TravelChatSA last evening the chat-theme #FoodTravelSA revealed just how popular food getaways have become in South Africa. And it’s not just the gourmands who love to go away and saturate their senses with sublime food; ordinary travellers – like you and I – just love a great culinary getaway, preferably when satisfying food meets … Continue reading “What’s Cooking? Travel Plus Food Equals Fab Culinary Getaways in South Africa”
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf would most certainly have had nothing to fear at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse! Sitting pretty in the paradise of the Kamberg Valley in KwaZulu-Natal’s Drakensberg area, this is a getaway for people who adore food and sumptuous dining. But not … Continue reading “Food from the Gods: Culinary Magic at Gourmet Getaway Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in KwaZuluNatal”
The Paternoster Seafood Festival 2013 will take place on the beach in this gorgeous coastal town on 30 November. Stalls open at 09:00, offering a feast of West Coast seafood specialities. There will also be horse riding, kayak hire and beach buggy rides, as well as a fun run and mountain bike challenge. There will … Continue reading “Paternoster Seafood Festival 2013 and Where to Stay in this Gorgeous Coastal Town”
Thinking a little beyond the immediate holiday season, do consider securing your place on at least one of the Food & Wine Weekends at Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Retreat in 2014.
“A place to fall in love with the world again“. So true at Babylonstoren in Franschhoek. The garden at Babylonstoren is fast becoming legendary. Not only does it impressively span all of 8 acres – it can also claim that every one of its 300 plants is edible. It’s a growth-sanctuary of a place, featuring … Continue reading “A Garden is not a Garden is not … When it comes to Amazing Gardens, Babylonstoren leaves others in the Shade”