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Winelands Getaways

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”

Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands is not only a luxury farm hotel of note, but also offers wonderful healing tea rituals in its Healing Garden, a component of the magnificent gardens at Babylonstoren which visitors come from far and wide to see. The healing garden has been planted with medicinal herbs, and during the healing tea ritual, … Continue reading “Healing Tea Rituals at Babylonstoren in Cape Winelands”

To stay in a luxury Cape Dutch homestead hotel in the Western Cape and Winelands is one of the finest ways in which to enjoy South Africa’s splendid Cape Dutch architecture of yesteryear. The much-admired Cape Dutch style of buildings, characterized by decorative gables, thatched roofs and whitewashed exteriors, became prominent at the Cape during … Continue reading “Luxurious Cape Dutch Homestead Hotels in the Western Cape and Winelands”

There’s a Spanish proverb that promises, “With wine and hope, anything is possible.” In the Cape winelands, there is wine in abundance, and there’s also mild Mediterranean-type weather, gobsmackingly beautiful scenery, and a plethora of sumptuous hotels and lodges, some on magnificent wine estates where fine wines are produced and the sensuous pleasures of good living … Continue reading “Wine, Weather and Super-Sumptuous Stays for Romance in the Cape Winelands”

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:

The Manor House at Mont Rochelle is a gorgeously chic four-bedroom villa available for exclusive use to families and small groups of friends holidaying together in the Cape winelands.

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”

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”

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”

“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”

In celebration of Woman’s Day 2013 The Giggling Gourmet, Jenny Morris, will be hosting an exclusive gourmet evening at the Lanzerac Wine Estate in Stellenbosch on Friday, 9 August. The hotel’s Executive Chef, Stephen Fraser, will join her to create a memorable foodie experience, so why not join them.

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.

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