Archive: May 2014

May 30, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Reunion Island: Six Pictures From Day 1 #gotoReunion

Reunion Island: Six Pictures From Day 1 #gotoReunion

I’m in Reunion Island right now for a week of sightseeing, people meeting and food eating. We arrived on the island early last night after flying via Johannesburg and Mauritius from Cape Town. We’re staying in B&B in Saint Gilles, just a two minute walk from the beach and about a five minute walk from […]

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May 28, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

#BurgerDay2014: Where To Find The Best Burgers In Cape Town

#BurgerDay2014: Where To Find The Best Burgers In Cape Town

I heard on 5fm this morning that the 28th of May is Burger Day. A whole day to appreciate the meal-in-a-bun we all know and love. Ah yes… the sweet sweet hamburger. Get in my belly! On the radio this morning they asked listeners to Tweet or SMS with their favourite burger place in South […]

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May 26, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Wine Yourself Warm: Reds For Winter 2014

Wine Yourself Warm: Reds For Winter 2014

I love red wine and white wine with equal fervour. A good chardonnay, a nice Pinot Noir…I’ll have both thanks. But when it comes to winter, there’s just something special about a big bottle of red. Maybe I’ve romanticised it, but I have visions of swirling red wine in front of a roaring fire while […]

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May 23, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

What Makes A Place Special? The Incredible People of Stellenbosch

What Makes A Place Special? The Incredible People of Stellenbosch

Whenever I travel, I find great joy and excitement in exploring the food and the sights of my as yet unexplored destination. I love seeing the different sky, smelling the different air, tasting the foreign flavours and visiting the local sights. I make a point of getting to know the ins-and-outs of the area I’m […]

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May 20, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

The Best of #VisitOverberg

The Best of #VisitOverberg

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to visit one of my favourite places in South Africa for the weekend. The Whale Coast is just one of the most beautiful places I have ever been and I could go back there over and over and never get tired of it. I went for a […]

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May 15, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

10 Things To Do In Stellenbosch (other than food and wine)

10 Things To Do In Stellenbosch (other than food and wine)

I think I’ve successfully convinced you that Stellenbosch is the place to go for food and wine in South Africa (and also the world). I’ve listed eight of the places I dined at during the #Stellenblog campaign and given them my personal recommendation. Read about eight places to eat in Stellenbosch here. Now you might […]

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May 14, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Eating #Stellenblog: 8 Places To Eat In Stellenbosch

Eating #Stellenblog: 8 Places To Eat In Stellenbosch

I just spent 5 days eating, drinking and exploring my way through the beautiful Stellenbosch region of the Western Cape, where some of the country’s top winemakers and chefs are changing the way South Africans and international visitors alike eat, drink and experience wine and the winelands– in a good way. When I first moved […]

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May 14, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Special Dinner Spots in Cape Town

Special Dinner Spots in Cape Town

I’m big on celebration dinners. Anniversaries (1 month, 3 months, 5,5 months…), birthdays, paydays, Mondays, Wednesdays, those rare occasions when payday falls on the last day of the month which happens to be a Friday (magical!) … I’m always up for a dinner at a special restaurant and a glass of bubbly. Don’t buy me […]

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May 13, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Grootbos giving back: The Grootbos Foundation

Grootbos giving back: The Grootbos Foundation

Just past Hermanus on the Whale Coast, about 2 hours from Cape Town, lies the magical Grootbos, a five star lodge build amongst ancient milkwood trees and indigenous fynbos. The food, accommodation and activities are absolutely mind bowing, with horse riding on the beach, boat based whale watching and flower safaris to name but a […]

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May 12, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

The New Normal: Working Moms & Present Dads

The New Normal: Working Moms & Present Dads

“I want to be married by 20 and have babies by 23” These were the ideals my little girl-brain held when I was a young girl. Granted, my idea of age was wildly skewed by youth, evident by an idea I had that I would like to “die before I get too old. Like when […]

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