Situated at Nederburg's fine wine estate, The Red Table Restaurant is the epitome of everything classically and charmingly old world. Part of the historical Manor House completed in 1800, it feels as if one has been teleported back to a time when gentlemen wore monocles...
By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2014 12:35
Rocktail Bay takes it name from a ship that was wrecked there. That wreck might have happened during a storm - the sort of storm that Noah might have encountered - the sort of storm that reminds us that nature is not necessarily benign...
By Brian Berkman 13 Nov 2014 08:29
Pre- and post-massage selfies are good indicators of how good a treatment may be. Sans the crazy hair, my selfie post enjoying the Queen Victoria Hotel's newly opened Sanctuary Signature Spa's Mama Africa treatment did well to show the relaxing benefits that this caring treatment offers.
By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2014 13:00
Four star-graded hotels gained sudden favour with government employees when staying at five-star establishments was considered too wasteful while the three star-offering and below seemed relegated to the budget traveller looking for the no-frills stay.
By Brian Berkman 4 Nov 2014 09:16
If, like me, you've never heard of Pietrasanta, a small village 4km inland from the resorts of the Tyrrhenian Sea on Italy's west coast...
By Marcus Brewster 16 Oct 2014 10:19
As most people probably should know, our beloved Mother City was rated number one on the prestigious New York Times' 52 Places to go in 2014 list. She just somehow never disappoints. This of course has resulted in many, many new and returning travellers wanting to explore and soak up everything Cape Town has to offer.
By Ilse van den Berg 16 Oct 2014 09:44
We took advantage of the flood damage to properties in Franschhoek to inveigle a return invitation to one of my favourite hotels, Le Quartier Francais.
By Brian Berkman 29 Sep 2014 11:19
If, like me, you're a Joburg inner-city scaredy cat or want to get to experience the City of Gold but not struggle with parking, the City Sightseeing topless Hop-On, Hop-Off bus tour is highly recommended, as it allows you to get as close, or safely away from crowds, as you like.
By Brian Berkman 22 Sep 2014 10:58
It's a still-and-sunny Saturday afternoon, golden light bathes the bush, the smell of Renosterveld fynbos and dust is in the air as we silently approach a wild cheetah family gorged on a recently felled eland. The family (mother and kids) are lethargic stuffed full of the kill and sensibly enjoying an afternoon rest up after their large family lunch.
By Ruth Cooper 17 Sep 2014 10:54
As a proudly SA person, I am very concerned regarding the image of SA world wide. As a marketing strategist I am even more concerned...
By Rolf Akermann 17 Sep 2014 08:30
Copies of The Hollywood Reporter magazine in the lounge at Coopmanhuijs Hotel, in Stellenbosch, seem out of place among the books on wine, art and the historic treasures of the area.
By Brian Berkman 29 Aug 2014 10:27
Passports and padkos ready, off we went to the land beyond the Boerewors Curtain... Just kidding, Durbanville isn't really that far, plus, I'm not one of those Capetonians... You know, those who think everything further than 15 minutes' drive is 'too far'.
By Ilse van den Berg 28 Aug 2014 09:45