Food and Wine

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”

“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”

This mouth-watering recipe comes from Camp Jabulani’s Head Chef Andre Gerber, who has donned a camera in the kitchen in order to bring us step-by-step instructions for scrumptious meals. Or go one better, and visit the camp in person: Camp Jabulani is a prestigious safari camp in the Limpopo’s Kapama Game Game Reserve, bearing the … Continue reading “Much More than Wildlife at Camp Jabulani. Try the Wild Mushroom & Roast Cherry Tomato Gnocchi”

Anchored on a neatly vine-combed estate in the gorgeous Franschhoek Valley, Mont Rochelle is a place where, most certainly, you will sleep, eat and drink generously as you live on the grand land of the vine. This is Sir Richard Branson’s personal hotel and vineyard – a perfect place to sleep, eat and drink.

Arriving at Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa, post-ascent of the beautiful Helshoogte Pass, you couldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d landed in paradise. “From the sky” – delaire – is a quality etched not only in the name itself, but thoroughly textured in the whole heavenly experience.  This is an utterly sumptuous stay on a wine farm (it … Continue reading “From the Heavens: Super-Fine Luxury Lodges, Wine and Art from the Gods at Delaire Graff in Stellenbosch”

Here’s a fantastic recipe for Malva Pudding – a good old South African favourite – from deep in the wilderness. It’s the recipe used at Garonga Safari Lodge in Makalali, Limpopo, where the meals are out of this world.

Cape Town swarms with eateries of all types and tastes. When you fancy a feast from India in the gorgeous Mother City, these are some of the Indian Restaurants you could head for. Do book ahead – Cape Town is abuzz with visitors during holiday season and dining space needs reserving.

Quite a lot, actually, and it comes beautifully parcelled as a unique experience at gorgeous Abalone House Boutique Guesthouse. During the last three weekends of May, Abalone House’s Saffron Restaurant will be offering brandy-tasting evenings by Blaauwklippen and Laborie vineyards. This comes paired with an exquisite 5-course menu, priced at only R250.00 per person.