During one of the most manic times of the year, a weekend break to the countryside can be just what is required to recharge. After being invited to stay at Saronberg Cellar’s vineyard cottages, I jumped at the chance to revisit the Tulbagh valley and further explore this historic area. This time around I opted … Continue Reading

Imagine the perfect summer getaway – all white sand, warm sunshine and azure ocean. Walks on the beach in the pearly dawn, languid afternoon naps and evenings spent sipping on flinty white wines as dusk falls over the dunes. Enter the ultimate in beach house bliss found in at Casa Blu’ on the Cape West … Continue Reading

Jumping at any opportunity to welcome in the sunny season, I embarked on an exploration and ardent sampling of my favourite Robertson Valley wines for summer sipping. Exploring this extraordinary part of the Western Cape – home to the friendliest people, the most breathtaking scenery and naturally some of the finest wine – makes a … Continue Reading

I’ve become so used to the bare essentials that I often forget how very nice it is to be pampered. Having spent just a night radiating in the unadulterated luxury that is the Steenberg Hotel & Spa I’ve subsequently found it difficult to assimilate back into normal life. The boutique hotel has recently undergone a … Continue Reading

Unquestionably one of my favourite boutique accommodations on offer, a stay at The Robertson Small is an ideal way to spend a weekend in the countryside. Featuring only 10 rooms, this curated hotel appeals to those seeking unadulterated peace and quiet. Found in the heart of a leafy green suburban setting, The Robertson Small rubs … Continue Reading