More of a must-visit than Table Mountain, Ellerman House is undeniably Cape Town’s most luxurious hideaway. Dawid and myself had the pleasure of experiencing the historical home-turned-hotel over two indulgent evenings and I’ve living vicariously through the resulting imagery ever since. Looking out over the Atlantic, Ellerman House is one of the original grand dames … Continue Reading

Tucked away in the picturesque Paarl valley, an escape to Angala provides tranquility for tired souls in a luxuriously agrarian atmosphere. Self-describing as a “barefoot 5-star sanctuary”, Angala offers visitors the best of both worlds with a strong emphasis on the holistic. That being said, if your style of meditation is more along the lines … Continue Reading

Arguably one of the seven wonders of the Western Cape, Babylonstoren provides a space to escape and immerse oneself in the gardens, the greenery and the gorgeous food. Fortunate enough to be gifted a night here, we got to experience a stay in one of the farm’s new Fynbos Cottages – a collection of whitewashed bungalows … 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

While summer may be more popular, off-season at Spier Wine Farm is in my opinion the best time to visit. Devoid of crowds, one can really take one’s time exploring the farm, the lush indigenous gardens, the historic Werf and hotel. I had the pleasure of spending a quiet weekend at the iconic Stellenbosch estate … Continue Reading