November 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

My Gumtree Dream Find

My Gumtree Dream Find

While we were in Bali in September, I decided that I couldn’t let another summer go by without a scooter of my own. The summer traffic in Cape Town makes it exhausting to get the beach, coffee shops or even the mall. A scooter would fix all my problems! I found a little Big Boy […]

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October 31, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Summer at Hartenberg

Summer at Hartenberg

This past weekend I spent a lovely day under the trees at Hartenberg Wine Estate, with a bottle of Chardonnay, a picnic crate full of delicious treats and a couple of gorgeous girlfriends. This is honestly exactly how I plan on spending as many summery Sundays as possible in the coming months. We’re super spoilt […]

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October 20, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Back in September I posted my Cape Town Summer Wishlist, which features a few things I’ve never done in my own home town before, but am dying to do this summer. It was so well received that I thought I’d put together a list of five more great things to in and around the Mother City this holiday […]

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October 19, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

I like to complain about the weather in the Cape. Cause let’s be honest; the winters are kinda wet and the summers are kinda short. Not to mention windy. But man, when its a perfect summer’s day, you could not be in a better place in the world.  That’s why, when I find a place […]

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October 19, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Franschhoek MCC Route

The Franschhoek MCC Route

Did you know that South Africa produces Champagne? Well, we produce bubbly using the same method that the French use to produce Champagne. While we can’t call it Champagne (because that name has a copyright) we are essentially producing it right here. Locally, it’s called MCC or Methode Cap Classique. The difference between MCC and “sparkling […]

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October 17, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

WIN: Tickets to Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap 2016

WIN: Tickets to Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap 2016

Imagine a day in the beautiful winelands, with endless fountains of wine, platters of food and entertainment. A day where you don’t have to worry about who is going to stand in line to buy the next bottle, because the wine is on tap. A day where you don’t have to decide what to order off […]

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October 3, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Spring Tasting at Spier

Spring Tasting at Spier

This past weekend I was hosting a new friend visiting Cape Town from Germany. Since showing people around and meeting new friends are two of my favourite activities (not to mention eating and drinking), I loved having the opportunity to show off Cape Town food, wine and hospitality. It was Anika’s birthday on Sunday, and […]

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September 27, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the heart on Stellenbosch, right on iconic Church Street, is a beautiful courtyard complete with giant oak trees, an idyllic swimming pool and lush green lawn. Surrounded on four sides by Oude Werf Hotel, a national heritage site and South Africa’s oldest hotel, this might be one of the winelands’ best kept […]

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September 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Ten Stunning South African Wines for Under R100

Ten Stunning South African Wines for Under R100

My love affair with South African wine started in 2010 when I moved down from Johannesburg to the beautiful Cape. I’ve spent the last six years exploring the Cape wine regions, from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, Robertson to Paarl, learning about wine and falling more in love with the entire process of winemaking as I go. I’m […]

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September 21, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Magazine Feature: Hiking Reunion Island

Magazine Feature: Hiking Reunion Island

I love seeing my words and photos in print. It just feels so official, you know? Check out my story on hiking Reunion Island in the Sept/Oct issue of Travel Ideas Magazine for some serious wanderlust inspo. Read the full story, on page 30 – 33 of Travel Ideas Magazine, on shelves now, or online […]

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