Tag Archive: Food & Wine

My Guide to Having The Best Time in Cape Town This Summer

Summer in Cape Town is pretty dang exceptional. There’s a major buzz in the air, the streets are always milling with tanned locals and visitors from around the world and the extra long days mean more time for activities! Whether it’s your first visit to the Mother City or your annual return to the mountain, […]

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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 27, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

What to do in Stellenbosch Solo

What to do in Stellenbosch Solo

Having the opportunity to travel solo is one that you should relish, not dread. Travelling by yourself can seem kind of scary or intimidating, but after you’ve survived your first solo trip, you’ll start dreaming about the next one…and the next. My first solo trip was to India in 2013 and I’ve never looked back. […]

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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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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Cape Town in Winter

I’m not one to downplay birthdays – I love the excuse to see friends and eat and drink nice things. Ever since I was a kid though, a winter birthday party has been a tricky thing to plan. It’s my birthday in July and if you’re a winter baby like me, you’ll know that options […]

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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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