Look most South African wine farms are pretty easy on the eye: rolling hills, flourishing vineyards, historical buildings, you know the deal. However Laborie Wine Farm in the heart of Paarl has surely got to be, at least, making it through to the final rounds of the wine farm beauty pageants.
By Ruth Cooper 10 Feb 2015 10:20
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
It's no 'secret' that organic, free range and sustainable have been foodie buzzwords for some time now.
By Ruth Cooper 28 Oct 2014 13:04
"The use of modern media and photography to illustrate the process and philosophy is the future." - Luke Dale-Roberts
By Jessica Taylor 27 Oct 2014 14:33
On entering One&Only Cape Town, I can sense that something big is about to happen. It's not just because the scale of the furniture and windows overlooking Table Mountain makes everything seem larger than life; it's because the Vista Bar & Lounge is full of the crème de la crème of South Africa's food, wine, and hospitality world.
By Eugene Yiga 24 Oct 2014 10:00
Seated in the Palm Court, I was reminded of my Zululand days, drinking tea on the veranda of our farmhouse; from the familiar wicker chairs with floral cushions to the Colonial-style rattan-weave slow-turning fans. The chandeliers - purchased from The Savoy in London, excuse me - were a reminder, too, that I was actually having afternoon tea at The Oyster Box.
By Jessica Taylor 18 Sep 2014 10:25
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
Ever since it opened back in October 2010, Hemelhuijs has been a restaurant of many faces. Now, as the seasons change, artist and chef Jacques Erasmus has transformed the Cape Town eatery (a finalist for Eat Out's Boschendal Style Award) once again.
By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2014 12:42
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
How many courses can you prepare using, say, mushrooms, fennel, or perhaps bacon? Can you imagine a delicious dessert with fennel in it? Chef Matt Manning can; showing off his culinary skills at the One Ingredient new venue launch, he conjured up a titillating tasting menu.
By Sindy Peters 19 Aug 2014 09:55
An afternoon dining next to the pool at the sunset deck of The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel in Sea Point is by far one of the most serene and enjoyable places to spend a typically sunny winter's day in Cape Town. Add celebrated local chef, Hajierah Hamit to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for an afternoon well-spent.
By Angie White 15 Jul 2014 06:53
I've been acquainted with Chef Seelan Sundoo's visionary culinary skills once before, so I knew I was in for a treat when invited to dine at his very own Seelan - a restaurant and bar offering a celebration of flavour in the best sense of the word and a relaxed yet refined atmosphere.
By Angie White 8 Jul 2014 09:00