There is something very special about cooking with and eating fruits and vegetables that you’ve grown yourself. Each mouthful is heightened by the knowledge that this tomato or this aubergine has only been made possible through the toil and care you’ve invested in ensuring it’s health. Often those who call the city and suburbs home … Continue Reading

One can’t write a cookbook about the Cape West Coast without inciting interest about local flora and how it has flavoured the foods of generations past. I spent a sunny Saturday foraging with Roushanna Gray of Veld and Sea in the final fynbos forage of the winter season in the hope to come across indigenous … Continue Reading

What with winter still being out in full force in the Western Cape, one dreams of whiling away a weekend accompanied by a well-tended log fire, a few bottles of warming red and a shelf filled with dog-eared paperbacks. Fortuitously, this is exactly what we came to experience at the luxurious Wildekrans Country House in … Continue Reading

Encompassing the best of what the valley had to offer, the Robertson Slow festival features an array of curated activities for those looking to immerse themselves in wine culture. From lengthy dinners with the winemakers, to informative tastings and country markets filled with goodies to eat and drink, the Robertson Slow festival is designed to … Continue Reading

Often an overlooked town – and one that up until now I hadn’t ever properly explored – Saldanha Bay has come into its own as another wonderful Weskus destination. A group of local folks involved in permaculture, food, wine and hospitality have joined forces to create The Saldanha Experience – an interactive event aimed at … Continue Reading