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Peninsula Hotel restaurant refurbishment pays homage to ocean-side location

Following a recent R800,000 refurbishment at The Peninsula Hotel in Sea Point, the Sunset Restaurant's new interiors pay homage to its ocean-side location...

1 day ago

Vusumuzi Ndlovu announced as S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East semi-final winner
Vusumuzi Ndlovu announced as S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East semi-final winner

With his dish titled Isicupho, sous chef Vusumuzi Ndlovu from the Pot Luck Club pop up at Marabi Club has been announced as the winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Africa and Middle East...

1 day ago

Eat Out unveils the best everyday eateries in the Western Cape
Eat Out unveils the best everyday eateries in the Western Cape

The 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries in the Western Cape list has been unveiled. The winners in other provinces will be announced next week.

3 days ago

La Colombe makes TripAdvisor's top 10 world restaurants list
La Colombe makes TripAdvisor's top 10 world restaurants list

La Colombe in Constantia, Cape Town was the only African restaurant featured in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards for the best fine dining restaurants around the world.

12 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management
#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

How can establishments in the hospitality industry manage the masses of online reviews and reviewers out there? This is where Go Review, launched by Social Places, comes in...

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

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Cape Town chefs educated on Halal gourmet cuisine to meet needs of Muslim travellers

Muslim travellers are becoming a significant segment in the global travel and tourism sector and Cape Town Tourism has been seeking ways to develop awareness around Muslim travellers' needs...

10 Oct 2017

Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape
Steenberg Hotel: a luxury Cape Town escape

Established in 1682, Steenberg is the Cape's oldest farm. Fast-forward to the present day, and it's still going strong thanks to its luxurious offering for locals and tourists alike.

By Eugene Yiga 10 Oct 2017

RIP Michael Hans ‘Spatz' Sperling
RIP Michael Hans ‘Spatz' Sperling

Pioneering icon of the South African wine industry and patriarch of Delheim, Michael Hans ‘Spatz' Sperling, has passed away...

9 Oct 2017

Five South Africans in S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 semi-final
Five South Africans in S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 semi-final

Five of the 10 S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 semi-finalists from the Africa-Middle East region are from South Africa. They will be competing in a cook-off in Dubai to see who will go through to the Grand Finale in Milan, next year.

6 Oct 2017

How to stay motivated on your career path as a chef
How to stay motivated on your career path as a chef

Food channels and reality cooking shows glamorise the industry and make a chef's life look as if it is all fun and joy, but the reality is very different. Here's how to remain faithful to your chosen career path as a chef...

By Janine Fourie 4 Oct 2017

Local and international buyers snatch up top wines at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction
Local and international buyers snatch up top wines at 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Total sales at the 33rd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction exceeded R13.2m, coming in just under last year's record-breaking auction, but a new record has been set...

3 Oct 2017

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Tsogo Sun's new dual-brand 19-storey hotel opens in Cape Town

Tsogo Sun's new R700m, dual-brand, 19-storey hotel in Cape Town's CBD recently celebrated its official opening...

2 Oct 2017

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Airbnb enters restaurant reservation business

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb is now in the restaurant reservation business, hoping to provide customers with a memorable meal before they drift off in their home away from home.

29 Sep 2017

#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head
#InnovationMonth: Meet the small business turning the biltong industry on its head

Maxime Eon created BiltongBoard to link local lovers of biltong with the small producers whose quality products were going unnoticed...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Sep 2017

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#WFconf2017: The keys to growing Cape Winelands tourism

The Business of Wine & Food Tourism Conference 2017 saw those operating in the Cape's wine, food and hospitality industries gather to glean insights from local and international specialists...

29 Sep 2017

New Asian inspired seafood eatery Firefish opens at V&A
New Asian inspired seafood eatery Firefish opens at V&A

It's not even been open a month, but the new East Asian inspired seafood grill eatery Firefish looks set to be the place to dine this summer season.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2017

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Four Points' Best Brews trail makes stop in Nairobi for a taste of its craft beer culture

“Four Points has a love for locally crafted beers, which is why we partnered with The Big Five Breweries to sample a taste of what Nairobi has to offer."

26 Sep 2017

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Tourism and travel trade joins GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party to celebrate Gauteng

The first GP Lifestyle Tourism Street Party will be taking place this month in Gauteng, which will see the travel and tourism trade party throughout the day and into the night at the regenerated 1 Fox Street warehouse...

21 Sep 2017

City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy
City's big-spending visitors contribute to the tourism economy

Experiential tourism is providing more than just kicks for visitors, it's also spreading tourism rands wider across the destination...

By Avukile Mabombo 19 Sep 2017

Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend
Foodies meet #Brewfood - Beerhouse launches new menu and food trend

Remember a time before craft beer? Strange to think that only a few years back, your local beer options were pretty much Castle or Black Label. Now beers come artfully packaged and flavoured with anything from cinnamon to pineapple...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Sep 2017

Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry
Study: The digital future of the restaurant industry

How do restaurants use digital solutions - or why do they refrain from using them? What are their demands, and why is it worth it to drive digitisation in an industry that is still largely operated in the analogue world?

14 Sep 2017

#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future
#THINCAfrica: Developing Africa's hospitality professionals of the future

Associate Dean and Professor at ESL, Dr Achim Schmitt, participated in a panel discussion on HR and education issues in the hospitality industry at the THINC Africa conference...

By Cari Coetzee 13 Sep 2017

#NewCampaign: Building brand Stellenbosch with #lovingStellenbosch tourism campaign
#NewCampaign: Building brand Stellenbosch with #lovingStellenbosch tourism campaign

The campaign acknowledges the importance of motivating and involving both local inhabitants and visitors in promoting and building brand Stellenbosch as a special and preferred tourist destination...

11 Sep 2017

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Home-style hospitality, the historic Tulbagh Hotel way

Here's why olive oil shots at Oakhurst Olives, relaxed dining at the Tulbagh Boutique Hotel and ziplining through the scenic Ceres Valley are three musts for a Cape weekend away...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Sep 2017

Marble's Wikus Human named the 2017 Best Young Sommelier
Marble's Wikus Human named the 2017 Best Young Sommelier

The South African Sommeliers Association (SASA) has named 26-year-old Wikus Human as the winner of the 2017 Moët & Chandon Best Young Sommelier competition.

6 Sep 2017

2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards introduces new three-part format
2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards introduces new three-part format

The winners of the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards will be announced at GrandWest in Cape Town on Sunday, 19 November, in an exciting new three-part format.

6 Sep 2017

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Localisation key in Carlson Rezidor's development strategy for Africa

As a hotel group, Carlson Rezidor is constantly reconciling localisation and world-class hospitality. "It is becoming increasingly clear that we can't have one without the other.”

4 Sep 2017

The potential economic impact of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023
The potential economic impact of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023

According to a Grant Thornton economic impact assessment, hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 will bring South Africa R27.3bn in direct, indirect and induced economic impact...

30 Aug 2017

#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef
#WomensMonth: Ten tips for women considering a career as a chef

This Women's Month, I take a look at how female chefs cope in today's hospitality industry. The days of male dominated kitchens are definitely a thing of the past as women increasingly make their presence felt.

By Janine Fourie 29 Aug 2017

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