As Cape Town gets colder, the long-awaited rain arrives and winter takes an icy hold, I find there is nothing better to warm me up than filling the belly with delicious food, the rumble of laughter and a splash of yummy wine. That is why when I heard about an evening filled with art, bubbly, soulful tunes and gorgeous food at one of my favourite restaurants in Cape Town, and a true hidden gem, Wild Fig, I simply had to sign up.
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While winter in Southern Africa normally consists of huddling away at the nearest fireplace, trying to escape from the torrential downpour and cold outside, there is one place where the cold weather is embraced. Enter Afriski and one of only two ski slopes in Southern Africa!
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Eye to eye we faced each other. Then he, or perhaps I should say she, cocked her head, angling one of those red rim eyes at me. Under the water, those eyes appeared as large as saucers. I let out a small scream into my snorkel as she came right at me. Snapping away she turned at the last minute, only wanting to play. Overhead one of her siblings shot clear out the water jumping over the other seals which darted all around, leaving a trail of bubbles in their wake. My heart was pumping but the biggest smile was plastered on my face. I was snorkelling with seals in Simon’s Town! more “Snorkelling with seals in Simon’s Town”
This June we will be off on a winter adventure close to home. That’s right! Did you know you could ski in Southern Africa? Afriski Mountain Resort is located in the heart of the Drakensberg-Maluti Mountains in Lesotho and is one of only two ski resorts in Southern Africa! And we will be there for Winterfest and an experience that is sure to be one of Southern Africa’s most unique music festival experiences. more “We can’t wait to go skiing in Southern Africa!”
Touchdown in Munich and the excitement levels are through the roof. The air is chilly and the sky just beginning to lighten from the inky blackness of night. We are on our way to Ellmau, a village in the Tyrolean Alps that is to be the setting for the next week’s winter wonderland adventure in Austria! more “A winter wonderland in Austria”
Nestled inland from Yzerfontein, on South Africa’s quiet and unassuming West Coast, the quaint town of Darling has always been somewhere I wanted to visit. Having passed it over for the seaside escape of Langebaan or the more well known wine routes of Stellenbosch and Robertson, I finally got round to spending a weekend in this oh, so Darling little village. Here are 5 reasons why I would return again and why we think you too should pay the town of Darling a visit!
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Although they’ve only been opened for a year, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence is leading the way when it comes to innovative offerings. Their new stay, wine and dine package offers a whole new dimension to a quick city break and we recently popped down to the hotel to see what all the fuss is about. more “Stay, wine, dine with Radisson Blu”
Having explored from the Kgalagadi to Kruger, seen elephants at Addo and danced in fields of daisies on the West Coast, I decided to spend my next wild adventure exploring a park that is very near and dear to my heart – Pilanesberg Game Reserve. more “Tips for travelling to the Pilanesberg”
On a recent trip to Sun City we decided to drag ourselves away from the enormous breakfast spread at The Palace, forwent lazing by the pool with our book and sunning ourselves of the beautiful beach at Valley of the Waves, to explore the adventurous, and often unexplored and unknown, side of this popular South African holiday destination. more “A world of adventure at Sun City”
As I lay snuggled up in the oversized bed in my overtly luscious room in the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City Resort, I can’t help but think about the visionaries that built this place. Outside my floor to ceiling windows, gigantean pillars rise from the Earth, adorned with elaborate carvings, while life-sized elephant statues sit just beyond the walls of this towering edifice and larger than life cheetahs catch leaping impala at the entrance. more “Dreaming of the Palace of the Lost City”