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Relais & Chateaux Hotels

South Africa has a superb selection of exclusive wedding and honeymoon hotels. Among them are the three exceptional hotels forming part of The Collection by Liz McGrath. The Cellars-Hohenort, The Marine and The Plettenberg all offer magnificent wedding and honeymoon locations in the winelands of Constantia, on the cliffs of Hermanus and at the beach in … Continue reading “Wedding & Honeymoon Hotels Made in Heaven: The McGrath Collection South Africa”

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”

The gracious Cellars-Hohenort Hotel rests in Constantia’s exquisite wine-producing basin in Cape Town. The prestigious estate has stood the test of time since the late 17th century, flourishing through its seasons of history as vineyards, wine cellars and ‘high-place’ farmstead, and as one of Cape Town’s foremost luxury garden-estate hotels developed by the late Mrs Liz … Continue reading “Green, Serene and Gracious Beyond Measure: The Cellars-Hohenort in Cape Town’s Own Valley of Wine”

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”

Camp Jabulani’s Zindoga Villa is a lavish and fully self-contained safari sanctuary offering an extraordinary African wilderness experience in the Kapama Game Reserve in Limpopo. It’s an exquisite sole-use safari facility harmonizing beautifully with its wild surroundings.

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”

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”

Imagine a corkskrew – and think big here – that stores 1500 bottles of wine! The one-of-its-kind Ellerman House Wine Gallery incorporates the special feature of a massive, custom-created corkskrew – an incredible sculpture crafted by designers, architects and sculptors.  The corkscrew is the main feature of an awe-inspiring Wine Gallery that houses 7, 500 bottles of premium … Continue reading “The Biggest Corkskrew Ever! A Feature Par Excellence at the Ellerman House Wine Gallery”

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”

You’ve always known, right, that Le Quartier Francais is one of the places you visit to tantalise your senses? Long lauded for its outstanding, star-spangled eating experiences made magnificent under the beyond-capable hand of Margot Janse (Africa’s only female Grand Chef), and its fine wines enjoyed in the very heart of wine country, body pampering is also … Continue reading “b. gorgeous: day Spa a la difference at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek”

Ellerman House at Bantry Bay on Cape Town’s glinting Atlantic Seaboard is set apart not only as a guest sanctuary of unabridged distinction, but also on the basis of its spectacular private art collection. The collection  spans more than a century and is representative of numerous genres including contemporary works. At the Ellerman House Art Gallery, … Continue reading “Unique Art Tours in Cape Town & Winelands Exclusive to Ellerman House Guests”

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.

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