For just about anyone that’s read F. Scott Fitzgerald, the term Art Deco conjures up fantasies of flapper dresses, crystal coupes filled with French champagne and bare ankles kicked up to the Charleston. While the dress code may no longer include plumes of ostrich feathers, such flights of fancy remain intact in the very spirit … Continue Reading

Although I’m a West Coast girl at heart, if there was one town I’d be quite content to escape to, it would be Stanford. This little riverside hamlet is – in my opinion – the jewel of the Overberg region. Settled on the banks of the Klein River, Stanford marks the halfway point between the … Continue Reading

Everyone loves Hermanus – I’d even go so far as to say that everyone loves Hermanus a little too much. Each time I’ve visited the Overstrand town, it’s been in peak holiday season – the cliffs cluttered with December strollers or sharp-eyed searchers hoping to spot a denizen of the deep. Preferring to shy away … Continue Reading

Nestled between the towering majesty of three mountain ranges, Tulbagh is a town unlike any other. Having survived one of the most disastrous earthquakes ever experienced in South Africa, this historical hamlet emerged from the ashes and is now a characterful destination under two hour’s drive from Cape Town. Spending a speedy two nights in … Continue Reading

One of the most renowned heritage wine estates, Allesverloren epitomizes the best of what the Swartland region has to offer. I spent a sunny afternoon exploring a few of the epicurean offerings available in the area before ending up on the verandah of the old Allesverloren manor house for a harvest table lunch. The estate itself … Continue Reading