Where to drink 2017-08-28T21:26:19+00:00

De-vine lunch at Mooiplaas

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

The Bottelary Wine region is one completely undiscovered gem that I have never experienced until I ventured off the N1 and took a gorgeous winding road completely transporting me through the produce filled fields, vineyard [...]

Seasons of Sauvignon Blanc at Diemersdal

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

This years Seasons of Sauvignon Blanc festival was held under the large canopy oak trees of Diemersdal Estate. I have never really explored the infamous wine region of Durbanville, this was the perfect opportunity. Driving [...]

Who Tuk(Tuk) you to breakfast last?

November 17th, 2017|1 Comment

With the birds chirping and the sun beaming through our windows, nothing screams lazy summers morning than a trip out to the gorgeous wine county of Franschhoek. Before sipping on a glass or three of [...]

Lighting Fires in the industry – Firefish Restaurant

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to the selection of seafood in our oceans along the South African coast. Bountiful waters and an empty mussel shell's toss into the shallow waters, means you [...]

Vegetarian Flair at Catharina’s

October 18th, 2017|3 Comments

Meat-Free Monday's have become some what of a regular occurrence in our home. Not just on the first day of the week, but throughout. Red meat has definitely taken a back seat this year on [...]

Living Le Dolce Vita at La Belle

September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

The rolling hills, valleys and wine country surrounding Constantia seems to transport the exploring local to a far away land. Constantia seems to have a different climate to the rest of Cape Town and an [...]

The Art of a la carte at Reubens Franschhoek

September 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Franschhoek has a well-known reputation when it comes to the finest cuisine, freshest produce and innovation at the route of it's long standing gems and family owned properties. Food and wine has always been at [...]

Italian flair at Zenzero Restaurant

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The golden strip is appropriately named when the sun begins to set and the tow-coloured hue hits the iridescent buildings filled with locals and tourists alike hoping to get the perfect photograph. Camps Bay is [...]

No missed steak at the Fat Butcher

September 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Give a man meat and he can eat! As the weather seems to be warming up, our Sundays are usually spent touring wine estates. After visiting a few well known estates and sampling their finest, [...]

Where to Eat, Drink and Sleep in Franschhoek

August 30th, 2017|2 Comments

Holidays, Weekend getaways or mid week stay cations can often be hard to plan especially with us constantly wanting to be on the go. I recently spent a two day trip in the breathtaking Franschhoek [...]

Hint Hunting to House of H – Feast Fox App launch

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever taken part in a Hint Hunt? Have you ever been stuck with where to dine or what you were craving that evening? I often have this problem as I either feel like [...]

Keep calm and Curry on – Marigold Restaurant

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

In the heart of Franschhoek town centre is a new HOT spot that is the reason why culture and old world flare pumps through the very veins of the Franschhoek Valley and I am pretty [...]

You make miso happy Kyoto Gardens

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

With Winter seeming to have forgotten about her cosy stop over the mother city, we have had a few blanket days cozying up on the couch. As we still wait in anticipation for rain there [...]

Country Gourmet at Faber, Avondale

August 29th, 2017|0 Comments

When the suns out in Cape Town it seems to be a day to roam the countryside. I love being a tourist in my own city and discovering the new hidden gems. A comfortable 45 [...]

Bosman Family Cellar

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

A sunny afternoon across the rolling hills of Wellington, about 15 minutes out of the town centre is the gorgeous family vineyard of the Bosman Cellar. An afternoon of fine wine, delicious food and fun [...]

Low carb High Tea at the Cellars Hohenort

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

I am a huge traditionalist. I love the idea of coming together around delicious food and new experiences. The classic Sunday Lunches and the family style cuts of meat that have been roasted to perfection. [...]

A fairview across Paarl

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Fairview is located about 40 minutes out of Cape Town. Set between rolling hills and winelands as far as the eye can see, it is a location set up for greatness. With a variety of [...]

Keep topping it up at Topiary

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Overlooking the Franschhoek valley, nestled on the rocky slopes is the picturesque Topiary Estate. The name “stemmed” from the previous owner’s specialized love of Topiary (meaning the art or practice of clipping shrubs or trees [...]

Sunday Lunch at Makaron

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Sunday lunch is a tradition that I grew up with, the smell of a 4 hour slow cooked Lamb leg with duck fat roasted potatoes, a selection of vegetables and the rich gravy leaving me [...]

Bottled at Backsberg

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Backsberg Estate is situated in the heart of wine country. Three major wine areas (Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek) surround Backsberg as if their rich soil veins pump right under the estate creating the many well [...]

Lunch at Terra del Capo

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

If you are planning a day out then the Anthonji Rupert Estate is the perfect place for you to experience many different activities in one day. From the very popular Franschhoek Motor Museum, the Anthonji [...]

Anthonji Rupert Tasting Room

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Welcome to the Anthonji Rupert Estate. Its picturesque beauty pulls you in from the R45 road. The gate stands tall as it very proudly guards the integrity and history behind it. If you love a [...]

Glenwood Uncorked

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Have you ever walked into an art gallery and been fixated on a painting that you stare at in the hope that you could be transported to that exact moment? If so, then Glenwood would [...]

Black Elephant Vintners

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Black Elephant Vintners was a concept developed by three good friends who shared many common interests. One of which was definitely wine. Not just any wine, unpretentious wine. Wine for real people. Together they have [...]

A leap ahead at Leopards Leap

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

There are very few places in and around the Cape Winelands that are this inviting when the weather is dreary and the skies are filled with clouds. However if you are still looking for a [...]

Living the Grand Life – Grande Provence

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Grande Provence is a heritage wine estate located in the gorgeous Franschhoek Valley. Surrounded by rolling mountains, it is on the Franschhoek Tram wine route and the perfect way to see an estate like this. [...]

Perfect pairing with Christina Heritage Collection

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Christina is the Heritage Collection at the ever popular Van Loveren Estate. I was very excited when I was asked to showcase their wine in a unique style. What better than a food and wine [...]

No whining at Van Loveren

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Van Loveren is a name that slips off most people’s tongues when in conversation about well known wine farms in the region. When there is a festival in the Robertson area Van Loveren is always packed. [...]

Wonderfontein and Paul Rene

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The Wonderfontein Estate was established in 1884 to the proud Marias legacy. Today you can experience wines that have taken five generations of cultivation into what it is today.  Elegant easy drinking wines that wine [...]

The Best Rotisserie Lunch in Town

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Anyone who has seen my blog post about Sunday lunch knows that there are very few things in the world that I enjoy more. Its definitely an important memory and one that I cherish to [...]

Weekend in Saldanha Bay

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

As summer comes to an end, we decided to explore the beautiful sea side village of Saldanha Bay. A scenic 1.5 hour drive out of Cape Town means that you are far enough out of [...]

Summer loving at La Parada del Mar

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

La Parada Del Mar is set on the cosmopolitan Camps Bay Beach road. With a typically Spanish touch, this is your one stop tapas, girls night out or date night hot spot. Although La Parada [...]

The perfect terrior at Terroir, Stellenbosch

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

As the Cape Town summer seems to be lingering for a little while longer and the trees start changing to their Autumn hues in anticipation for the colder months we embarked on a tantalisingly winter [...]

Tantalising Tastes in Tulbagh – Waverley Hills

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

I have not been out along this 43KM straight road towards Tulbagh in years. I have fond childhood memories of driving through on the way to Ceres and having huge anticipation of seeing snow. Sadly [...]

The Art of Food and Wine – Christina Heritage Range

August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

The act of coming together around a table, breaking of bread and the clinking of glasses has been a universal act of friendship, peace and the start of many a good evening. It is with [...]

Living the high life at low tide – Harbour House

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Harbour House has always been synonymous with its spectacular views of the original establishment situated in the Kalk Bay Harbour. While the location of the famous first born in Kalk Bay lends itself to the [...]

Four Cousins and One amazing Tasting room

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

The new Four Cousins Tasting room welcomes you as you turn the bend into the popular wine area of Robertson. A scenic two hour drive out of Cape Town immediately transports you to wine country. [...]

Best Gin Bar in Town at Asara

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

We are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to where to wine and dine with the most incredible vistas. A mere 25km’s from Cape Town International Airport, it completely transports you to a world [...]

No small fry at Majeka House

August 22nd, 2017|2 Comments

Majeka House is the epitome of tranquil luxury in the picturesque Stellenbosch region. With its relaxing atmosphere and ultra chic design, Majeka is a magical home away from home with all the necessary spoils. Just under [...]

Langtafel op die duin

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

There is something about the West Coast, it may be the untouched beauty or the quaint pockets of homes that make up small towns, what ever it may be…it’s incredibly humbling. Translated directly to “Long [...]

Extending an olive branch at Tokara

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Olives have always been synonymous with Peace and the coming together of good friends and that is exactly what we did. Situated on top of the Helshoogte pass between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch overlooking the picturesque [...]

The Big Dog in Coffee – Terbodore

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Coffee, ahhh…the blissful word that perks everyone up in the mornings. The fragrant ground bean that is responsible for productive meetings, faces that finally feel ready to take on the day and the best accompaniment [...]

Lunch at Haute Cabriere

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Haute Cabriere looks over the Franschhoek valley, nestled in the mountain. You are immediately greeted with the breath taking views of rolling hills and a world that is so pure. Being a city girl I absolutely love [...]

Chicnics are the new picnics at Allée Bleue

August 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Come rain or shine we are undoubtably always looking for an excuse to be outside and touring our beautiful winelands, why shouldn’t we?! Any occasion to drive out into the country and wine taste is [...]

Look out it’s picnic season at Uitkyk

August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Some believe that Uitkyk’s vineyards are planted on the “amazing wine vein” of the area. Uitkyk is situated on the R44 in between Stellenbosch and Paarl.Once you enter into the gates, you are immediately [...]