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Lessons from European hospitality: how many people does it take to change a light bulb?
Lessons from European hospitality: how many people does it take to change a light bulb?

Having had the good fortune of spending a few days in Europe recently as well as having worked there in the early days of my hospitality career...

By Guy Stehlik 1 day ago

Speaking Greek with MasterChef Australia's George Calombaris
Speaking Greek with MasterChef Australia's George Calombaris

MasterChef Australia co-judge, chef and restaurateur George Calombaris is back in South Africa for the Johannesburg Good Food & Wine Show...

By Jessica Tennant 1 day ago

Mapungubwe Hill
Five must-do activities in Limpopo

If you're planning on heading north on your next trip around South Africa, you're likely to experience the popular wildlife and fascinating heritage which wait in the inspiring province of Limpopo.

By Jarred Manasse 2 days ago

Stay in the newest oldest hotel in the heart of historic Stellenbosch
Stay in the newest oldest hotel in the heart of historic Stellenbosch

With its whitewashed Cape Dutch buildings and tree-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is even more beautiful following a major street art investment and the myriad art galleries...

By Brian Berkman 2 days ago

Magic moments at the Michelangelo Hotel
Magic moments at the Michelangelo Hotel

Arriving at the Michelangelo Hotel, situated in the heart of Sandton on Nelson Mandela Square, we were immediately struck by the elegance and prestige of this beautiful establishment...

By Angie White 3 days ago

J-Bay's best: Surf Lodge South Africa
J-Bay's best: Surf Lodge South Africa

Jeffreys Bay is synonymous with surfing. The multitude of beaches and point breaks surrounding this small coastal town, plus the fact that it boasts one of the best right hand point breaks in the world, attracts surfers of all skill levels.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2016

Boris Dzhingarov
How can you track business travel expenses?

Business travel is a huge part of doing business these days because you want to go to meet with potential partners and clients. Travelling stands out as one of the largest of the expenses that the companies can incur...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 13 Jul 2016

Reaching Stella heights
Reaching Stella heights

With so many top dining options in Cape Town and with new spots seemingly popping up on the hour, it's easy to forget that there are also top restaurants situated in hotels. I paid a visit to Stella Café and Bar at Southern Sun The Cullinan in the foreshore on Friday night and was truly impressed with this chic restaurant.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jul 2016

The President Hotel, Bantry Bay, Cape Town.
Winter comfort cuisine at the President Hotel

Winter is a tricky season for the restaurant business in Cape Town. Dwindling tourist numbers and Capetonians who lock themselves indoors...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Jul 2016

Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel
Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel

One of the things that makes the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands truly special is the grounds it is situated on. Expansive gardens that include a babbling river with jungly walk ways along it plus spectacular views of Table Mountain make this charming hotel a favourite for weddings, lengthy lunches and little staycations.

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2016

Sao Paulo hotel opens namesake in Rio
Sao Paulo hotel opens namesake in Rio

The luxury Emiliano boutique hotel, part of The Leading Hotels of the World portfolio, has this month opened a second hotel in Brazil's storied Copacabana beach...

By Brian Berkman 1 Jul 2016

48 hours in Cape Town
48 hours in Cape Town

On your marks, jet set, go! You have a 48-hour weekend coming up in gorgeous Cape Town and you need to maximise your minutes: see the sights, eat all the food, drink all the wine, and drench your eyes with views.

By Allison Foat 30 Jun 2016

Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain
Downtown Abbey beyond the boerewors curtain

When the Duke of Bedford lived in the Cape during WW2 he built some of Woburn Abbey's features into his new house in South Africa...

By Brian Berkman 28 Jun 2016

A SMAK of sunshine
A SMAK of sunshine

Offering lip-smacking goodness on a plate, SMAK is located at 22 Bree Street, Cape Town and is a charming little corner café. Its menu offers scrumptious breakfasts, light lunches, sandwiches and delicious salads as well as the finest deli selection of cheeses and meats.

By Kim Lawrence 28 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo
#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo

Semi-finalist of the 2015 San Pellegrino Young Chef competition and former chef at Ruste en Vrede, Katlego Mlambo chats to us about TV cheffing, food trends and emojis for #YouthMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jun 2016

A forest getaway at Platbos
A forest getaway at Platbos

A two-hour drive from Cape Town, and just past Stanford, is a magical green oasis in the form of an ancient milkwood forest. Somewhat of an anomaly this lush 40 hectare forest has survived and flourished against all odds...

By Ruth Cooper 27 Jun 2016

Sapphire room
Chic with a little cheek at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

When an establishment calls its rooms boudoirs, you know it hides something a little sassy beneath its sophisticated veneer that deserves exploring...

By Nicci Botha 27 Jun 2016

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Brexit: how will currency fluctuations affect Cape Town tourism?

How will the currency fluctuations caused by Brexit, in particular, affect tourism in Cape Town?

By Enver Duminy 24 Jun 2016

The bounty of Babylonstoren
The bounty of Babylonstoren

Fortunately, my line of work allows me to dine and drink at some of our best local offerings (no complaints here); however last Friday was the first time that I was lucky enough to experience the amazing Babel at Babylonstoren in Paarl.

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2016

Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans
Ten reasons why you should explore the Makgadikgadi Pans

For the majority of the year, the Makgadikgadi Pans is extremely desolate, waterless and arid. However, during the wet season, Makgadigadi offers excellent wildlife viewing...

By Jarred Manasse 22 Jun 2016

Discover Paarl in winter
Discover Paarl in winter

I have to say that Paarl hasn't really registered on my list of places to explore, besides a trip to the beautiful Laborie Wine Farm last year.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2016

Snug as a bug at the Capital Mirage
Snug as a bug at the Capital Mirage

Arriving at the Capital Mirage, the location is the first detail that gets you excited with a variety of trendy spots and coffee shops literally down the road...

By Angie White 15 Jun 2016

Raihaan Suliman
#YouthMonth: adventure with a true wanderer

Raihaan Suliman has recently been announced as Wrangler's top True Wanderer. This corporate head turned travel blogger has travel and adventure in his spirit...

By Cari Van Wyk 13 Jun 2016

Keep your foot in the door
Keep your foot in the door

One of the first things you learn in a sales environment, usually from a salesman who has come before you, is to keep your foot in the door. Wise words...

By Guy Stehlik 13 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: When food runs in the family, old school comes with a twist
#YouthMonth: When food runs in the family, old school comes with a twist

Maximillien Restaurant recently appointed Chef Sylvester Nair, who has been in the kitchen at the age of nine, as their executive chef...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 Jun 2016

Reducing emissions, waste in the cruise line industry
Reducing emissions, waste in the cruise line industry

The top environmental priorities for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) include emissions reduction, improving efficiency, and waste management solutions...

By Sindy Peters 8 Jun 2016

Bangkok's grande dame gets a nip and tuck
Bangkok's grande dame gets a nip and tuck

For 140 years authors have gravitated to the elegant calm and sweet-scented air of Bangkok's famous riverside hotel, The Mandarin Oriental Bangkok...

By Brian Berkman 3 Jun 2016

15 reasons why a safari to Botswana is an unforgettable experience
15 reasons why a safari to Botswana is an unforgettable experience

If you're looking to experience an authentic African safari, Botswana is one of the best locations on the continent to experience this.

By Jarred Manasse 31 May 2016

Autumn indulgence in Elgin
Autumn indulgence in Elgin

A stay in one of the air stream trailers at Old Mac Daddy in Elgin has been on my bucket list since they opened.

By Ruth Cooper 31 May 2016

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