Indisputably one of South Africa’s most sought-after destinations, the Garden Route offers a wealth of natural beauty, famous landmarks and delicious restaurants to tempt even the most timid of hermit crabs into a wintertime road trip. Having experienced insufferable cabin fever over the last few months, I was more than ready to pack the car … 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

Cold and crowd-free. Just the way I like it. Hermanus out of season is truly a magical place. Twice over the last two months, I’ve had the pleasure of exploring this popular seaside destination sans the crush of summertime holidaymakers. Think gloomy skies, howling winds and introspective beach walks – not quite the pastel umbrellas, … Continue Reading

Blou Huisie is a Cape Cod-style beach home that offers the most idyllic retreat on the shores of Britannia Bay on the West Coast. Dreaming of a summer spent seaside, sunshine on one’s skin and a salt-scented ocean breeze blowing through one’s hair? That’s exactly what I had in mind upon discovering this prettily periwinkle … 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