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Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite
Whiling away days at De Hoop - a nature lover's respite

De Hoop Nature Reserve, situated in the Overberg region of the Western Cape, has remained a firm fixture on many a South African travel itinerary. And it's more than worthy of bragging rights...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 19 hours ago

The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African art
The new Norval Foundation and why we should care about South African art

The recently opened Norval Foundation in the Cape Town suburb of Steenberg offers a proud, new public resource and new levels of excellence in the curation and display of South African and African visual art.

By Terry Levin 16 May 2018

New chef, new menu for On19
New chef, new menu for On19

The 1On19 series continues but with a new chef at the helm, Stephen Mandes - the Ultimate Braai Master of 2014. Far from slapping a chop on the braai, Mandes delighted with delicate and well-balanced dishes celebrating the ingredients - fynbos and Shiraz...

By Cari Coetzee 4 May 2018

Grande Provence welcomes new chef and exciting autumn menu
Grande Provence welcomes new chef and exciting autumn menu

Grande Provence in Franschhoek has been serving up classic and delicious French-style dishes since 2004. October 2017 saw Chef Guy Bennet take over the kitchen and instil a stronger focus on championing locally sourced produce and a more modern style of South African cooking.

By Ruth Cooper 3 May 2018

Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do
Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do

The iconic Ritz Hotel best known for it 360° revolving restaurant which sits on the 23rd floor of the hotel like an akwardly landed spaceship, has been synonymous with the Seapoint skyline since the early 70s...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2018

Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay
Curios and epicurean delights at the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay

If you live in Cape Town and you haven't paid the Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay a visit, you really should get going. If you're visiting the Mother City, I highly recommend you make the market one of your stops. This happy hubbub of food, craft and music makes for a great day out...

By Cari Coetzee 11 Apr 2018

Rooftop chilling at Chinchilla rooftop café and bar
Rooftop chilling at Chinchilla rooftop café and bar

Arriving at the latest trendy spot to debut on the Camps Bay strip and the Kove Collection, we were taken aback by the perfectly-timed gorgeous sunset view, tropical themed décor, scrumptious menu and attentive service...

By Angie White 10 Apr 2018

The private members club set to transform Africa
The private members club set to transform Africa

The QSL Members Club will be an incubator for Africa's leading lights, an organic platform for ideas to be birthed, connections to be forged and for plans to be set in motion...

By Cari Coetzee 27 Mar 2018

Twelve things to love about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
Twelve things to love about the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa has long been revered as one of the most beautiful venues in Cape Town, aptly situated along the rocky Twelve Apostle-lined Atlantic coastline, and not lacking a dozen reasons to fall in love with everything about it...

By Angie White 23 Mar 2018

Kyoto Garden Sushi introduces magical six-course tasting menu
Kyoto Garden Sushi introduces magical six-course tasting menu

Shallow Seas, Into the Cold, Rising Sun, Deep Ika, Ocean Blue, and Kori Cream; the course titles for Kyoto Garden Sushi's current six-course tasting menu reads like an enchanting poem or titles of captivating artworks.

By Ruth Cooper 22 Mar 2018

Seven reasons tourism needs major events
Seven reasons tourism needs major events

With the Cape, Johannesburg and Durban all in various degrees of water shortages, the industry needs more than a Get Well card, and events are what will see us on the road to recovery...

By Danny Bryer 19 Mar 2018

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H
Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2018

Somerset West welcomes new eatery Nom Nom
Somerset West welcomes new eatery Nom Nom

Offering coffee, brunches, light lunches and Benguela Cove wine tastings the new Somerset West eatery Nom Nom, which replaces fine-dining restaurant Benguela on Main offers residents of the area a more relaxed, less formal, yet no less delicious spot to get their daily calories.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Mar 2018

New Coco Safar flagship store brings indulgent coffee bar and pâtisserie to Sea Point
New Coco Safar flagship store brings indulgent coffee bar and pâtisserie to Sea Point

With the abundance of juice cleanse diets, S.W.E.A.T 1000 and yoga classes, and not-so-humble fitspiration brag posts clogging up our diaries and social media timelines, it's sometimes deliciously rebellious to give a middle finger to #cleaneating and truly indulge.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Feb 2018

How to improve the customer experience at your restaurant
How to improve the customer experience at your restaurant

If you think that you could be doing more to improve the customer experience at your restaurant, read on for some ideas on how to make this happen...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 16 Feb 2018

Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea
Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea

With the rise of conscious eating, awareness surrounding sustainability and rapidly growing health trends, it's no surprise that many restaurants and hotels are giving focus to more plant based options on their menus...

By Ruth Cooper 15 Feb 2018

Celebrate this Valentine's with an indulgent menu from 15 On Orange
Celebrate this Valentine's with an indulgent menu from 15 On Orange

The much dreaded or celebrated V-Day is just around the corner and depending on your situation or sensibility, you might either want to hide under a rock or get your lovely-dovey feels on...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Feb 2018

A multi-sensory feast at Muizenberg's Cucina Labia
A multi-sensory feast at Muizenberg's Cucina Labia

It's easy to be charmed by the Cape Town suburb of Muizenberg. There's the seaside dotted with colourful beach huts and teeming with ardent surfers, the quaint coffee shops, and a casual coastal flair that suburbs along the Atlantic Seaboard stand little chance of replicating.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Feb 2018

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#MeetingsAfrica: Sharing the benefits of tourism

The importance of Meetings Africa in terms of its contribution to the macro-economy of the country cannot be underestimated. "It serves to boost tourism revenue while driving employment."

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Feb 2018

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Five holiday experiences to own in 2018

The world has shrunk. What hasn't shrunk, is our hunger to experience unusual, exotic, exciting places, and that's what's overwhelmingly taking over travel for 2018...

By Avukile Mabombo 24 Jan 2018

Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge
Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge

There is no denying that fancy cocktail and gin bars with intriguing infused concoctions on the menu are trending all over the world.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers
#BizTrends2018: Travel trends for youth travellers

These are the top trends that will drive youth and millennial travellers in 2018...

By Kelly Jackson 18 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018
#BizTrends2018: Hospitality trends set to dominate 2018

It's that time of year when businesses examine what's forecast for the next year. As competitors in a growing tourism and hospitality market, we need to be driving the trends rather than reacting as late adopters...

By Avukile Mabombo 17 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six food trends for 2018
#BizTrends2018: Six food trends for 2018

The trend is still leaning to eating light and healthily, diners want to know the source of their food (farm to table is still very popular) and they are also considering eat-in options where they enjoy the best of both worlds by ordering their favourite dishes from their preferred restaurants.

By Janine Fourie 11 Jan 2018

Keeping the romance alive with a Date Night at Vista Marina
Keeping the romance alive with a Date Night at Vista Marina

Our most recent couples evening out took place at Vista Marina, a chic little Mediterranean restaurant on the water's edge in a quieter corner of the V&A Waterfront...

By Cari Coetzee 4 Jan 2018

Hilda's Kitchen from on high
Hilda's Kitchen: A 21st century take on Victorian recipes

If the cooking channel had been around in the early 1900s, Hildagonda Duckitt would have probably given the likes of Nigella Lawson (minus the cleavage) a run for her money...

By Nicci Botha 14 Dec 2017

#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art
#NewCampaign: Ocean Basket's latest campaign is a fine expression of food art

Ocean Basket's unique 'Mediterrasian' sushi offering is on dazzling display in the recently launched #TheArtOfFusion brand campaign...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Dec 2017

Bilboa joins Kove Collection's Camps Bay eateries
Bilboa joins Kove Collection's Camps Bay eateries

The Kove Collection has a bevy of eateries under their name, most residing alongside the popular Camps Bay strip. Latest addition Bilboa joins its seaside siblings - Zen Zero, La Belle, The Marley, Paranga, Umi and the soon to launch Chinchilla - and is a worthy addition to the family.

By Ruth Cooper 30 Nov 2017

Down the rabbit hole with the Kove collection's new addition, The White Rabbit
Down the rabbit hole with the Kove collection's new addition, The White Rabbit

Situated right next door to Dalliance at the V&A Waterfront, you'll find the place Alice wish she'd found when going down the rabbit hole. The White Rabbit offers an all-day coffee shop and patisserie with a fun play on the scenery and tea-time quirkiness from Alice in Wonderland...

By Angie White 27 Nov 2017

Boschendal opens farm shop and eatery in Stellenbosch
Boschendal opens farm shop and eatery in Stellenbosch

Boschendal Farm, on the outskirts of Franschhoek, has long been a family favourite. I have many fond memories of lengthy, laughy lunches with the fam over holiday times.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Nov 2017

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