[A. Field] If one is going to cheat death and live forever, it might as well be in Tuscany, says luxury traveller A Field.
[Henrie Geyser: motoring editor] Grab a copy of Things to do in a Dorp - a highly informative and entertaining guide to 150 favourite local small towns.
[Eugene Yiga] A two-day corporate retreat. In the wilderness. In the middle of winter. Little did I know that what initially sounded a bit unappealing would turn into the perfect break!
[Sindy Peters] Treated with the honeymoon suite at the Alluvia Wine Estate, there was very little to complain about - it's a truly magical setting. Blessed with a sunny day in the middle of winter, we were lured into the "vineyard lifestyle".
[Sindy Peters] Charly's Bakery has been around the proverbial block in Cape Town over the years, finally finding a home in The Fringe. Famous for its cakes and quiche, the TV show opened up the bakery's oven doors to an international audience, but now Charly's has boldly gone where no bakery's gone before - to a trailer park.
[Sindy Peters] Did you know the diamond you're rocking on your ring finger started forming billions of years ago? That's right, billions - way before dinosaurs walked upon Earth. The Cape Town Diamond Museum at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town offers many more interesting facts about one of our most precious stones.
[Eugene Yiga] The initial reaction to my news was one of disbelief. "Why, of all places on Earth, are you going there?" It's true that most South American tourists stick to the familiar pleasures of Argentina and Brazil. Colombia, notorious for violence and drugs, is hardly considered at all. And what a shame!
[Eugene Yiga] "As long as it's not one of those cruises for people over 60" was the first thing a friend of mine said when I mentioned my holiday plans. Like many people, he believes that cruises are for senior citizens who sail around the world doing aqua aerobics and playing bingo because there's nothing else to do between retirement and death. But four nights on the glorious MSC Sinfonia convinced me that cruises aren't just a slow break for the elderly; they offer plenty of fun for young people too!
[Sindy Peters] They've been open for business for roughly 11 months and this new kid on the block is already 70% booked out until next May! So what's so great about La Grenadine Petit Hotel, a guest house tucked away deep in the heart of Cape Town's CBD?
[Brian Berkman] What started as a butter museum by the wives of local Darling dairy farmers in 1978 has become a quaint and interesting museum that is well worth a visit. Although Charles Henry Darling, then governor of the Cape, gave his name of the town founded on Langfontein (now Ormonde Estate), he never visited it. The area was originally called Groenkloof where farms such as Groote Post were used to graze VOC cattle and harvest salt.
[Eugene Yiga] There's nothing like a good holiday to recharge your batteries. What's not to love about waking up late and spending lazy afternoons sipping sundowners on the beach? Alas, that fantasy will have to wait. Instead, I got nine days of trekking through temples, sailing down the Nile, and discovering the magic of Egypt.
[Brian Berkman] With its white-washed houses and ubiquitous blue shutters, Paternoster fancies itself part of the Greek Isles. Don't hold this against this charming West Coast seaside village as it punches way about its weight in the restaurants worth eating at and interesting shops at which to spend your money stakes.
[Ilse van den Berg] It's that time of year again my fellow Capetonians, the sun is out (and up till late), the wind is blowing in full force... Yes, that's when you know it's summer time in the Mother City. City Sightseeing Cape Town has opened its night tours for the season, and if you aren't that keen on exploring the city per se, you'll be happy to hear the company has launched something more adventurous specifically for people like you - City Sightseeing Sidecar Adventures to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope.
[Brian Berkman] When The Alphen, Constantia was built in 1772 the owners had no idea that, over three hundred years later, sophisticates would be sipping cocktails in the garden's Rose Bar or that the sweeping lawns would be festooned in jaunty red, blue and white striped couches.
[Brian Berkman] Kurland Hotel's Peter Behr has made the Garden Route journey to his Plettenberg Bay Hotel more times than he can remember. Brian Berkman asked him for his 10 Things I Love About... The Garden Route.
[Brian Berkman] When assessing the value of something most of us look at what's there. What do we get for our money? At Grootbos, you must consider what's not there. There isn't pollution (unless you're allergic to fynbos pollens), there isn't noise (unless the sound of birds and the crashing sea is bothersome) there aren't crowds - even at full capacity the 1768ha reserve is vast so it is easy to feel oneself alone, in nature.
[Brian Berkman] As hotelier Nigel Pace takes his first extended holiday in years Brian Berkman asked him what he loved about being a five-star hotel general manager.
[Brian Berkman] Paul du Toit is a South African actor known for his roles as Dean on the e.tv's Backstage and Malan Koster in M-Net's Binnelanders. He has been nominated for and won FNB Vita Awards for acting as well as taking home a Fleur du Cap award and Naledi nomination for Best Contribution to a Musical. Here's a piece from him that is all about travel with a difference!
[Brian Berkman] Mention the name Lew Rood to anyone in the know in tourism and hospitality and they will coo adoringly. I have not yet met another who has such a warmly affectionate following. As he reinvents himself as a specialist hospitality consultant, after retiring from Singita where his marketing and sales skills catapulted the brand to market leader in bespoke safari, I thought it fitting that he should kick off a new BizTravel feature: 10 Things I Love About...
[Brian Berkman] With the burgeoning of new South African wine estates, in recent years, the job to differentiate one label from the next has become increasingly difficult. So...
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