Category Archive: Food & Wine

My Comprehensive Guide to Cape Town for Summer 2018

Not too long ago we were sitting around talking about how it felt like summer would never show it’s sunny face again and the next thing we know its the middle of September and summer is just a few weeks away. With warmer weather and longer days on the horizon, this little city is gearing up for […]

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September 2, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , , ,

Staying at The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal

Staying at The Orchard Cottages at Boschendal

Did you know there are almost 600 wineries in South Africa? I haven’t been to all of them of course, but you can’t say I’m not trying. I absolutely love heading into the winelands and exploring big and small wine farms around the Wester Cape. Although I love finding new farms to love, there are […]

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February 26, 2018   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Staying at La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek

Staying at La Clé Country Lodge in Franschhoek

When I’m craving a little luxury and relaxation, I always head straight to the winelands. One of the best things about living in Cape Town is that we’re less than an hour away from some of the most beautiful countryside and delicious food in South Africa. Franschhoek is so beautiful at this time of year, […]

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November 9, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Staying at The Manor House at Fancourt

Staying at The Manor House at Fancourt

The Garden Route is famous for beautiful lush forests, turquoise blue lagoons and of course, golf. It’s a 300km stretch between Mossel Bay and Storms River and it’s one of South Africa’s most spectacular road trip routes. Whenever I think of Fancourt, all I think is golf golf golf. So when I was invited recently to […]

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October 4, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Join the Sugarbird Fynbos Gin Movement

Join the Sugarbird Fynbos Gin Movement

I’m a big fan of crowdfunding culture. I think it’s a really great way to get behind something or be part of a cool project you admire, even if you’ve got your hands full with projects of your own. It’s always special to know that you were an early supporter of something like the production […]

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August 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

The Ultimate Girl’s Trip to Franschhoek

The Ultimate Girl’s Trip to Franschhoek

Getting out of town for a night with a bunch of girl friends and a good few bottles of wine is one of my favourite things to do. Sharing late-night conversations and indulging in life’s sweetest treats with your best girls is just pure magic. For me, a day of wine tasting, chocolate eating, high […]

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August 21, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Where To Find Canola Fields In Cape Town

Where To Find Canola Fields In Cape Town

It happens every year…the first signs of spring start showing up and I immediately run around celebrating the end of winter. Packing away my warm clothes, shaving my legs and digging out my swimsuits. But the reality is that Cape Town’s winter comes in waves, retreating and coming back a couple more times before summer officially […]

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June 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

24 Hours In Franschhoek

24 Hours In Franschhoek

When I think of a dream getaway, I imagine four things; gawking at amazing scenery and views, drinking from an endless fountain of top quality wine, indulging in mouthwatering food and curling up in the lap of luxury at the end of the day. The truth is that we all lead pretty busy lives and […]

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May 30, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

While visiting my sister in Melbourne, I was excited to head out of town for a night and explore the famous Yarra Valley. As I’m sure you’re aware, I’m very interested in drinking wine, and I’m always keen to try new varietals and regions. If you’ve never heard of the Yarra Valley before, it’s a […]

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March 29, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Meet Christoffel Hazenwinkel

Meet Christoffel Hazenwinkel

As I’m sure you’re well aware, I *love* wine (link to food & wine landing page). I’ve spent the past few years tasting my way through some of South Africa’s famous wine producing regions and learning about varietals and flavour profiles as I go. Having said this, I’m still just as much of a sucker […]

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