Le Quartier Francais Boutique Hotel

Le Quartier Francais Boutique Hotel  |  Franschhoek, South Africa  |  Exclusive boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, only over and hour away from Cape Town and minutes away from Stellenbosch. The perfect hotel to experience South Africa’s most renown and fine wine region. Tucked away in secluded gardens, with beautiful views, it is a fairytale-like haven of tranquility. Continue reading Le Quartier Francais Boutique Hotel

Chapman’s Peak Drive Scenic route Cape Town

Chapman’s Peak Drive Scenic route Cape Town  |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  One of the most stunning and beautiful marine drives, along the coast of the Western Cape on the Atlantic Ocean, from Noordhoek to Hout Bay. Among top in the list of MUST DO while visiting Cape Town. During our drive back to Cape Town, after a full day tour of the Western Cape, including Cape of Good Hope, our driver took us through Chapman’s Peak Drive, promising one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world. And he was absolutely right. Continue reading Chapman’s Peak Drive Scenic route Cape Town

Belmond Mount Nelson Cape Town

Belmond Mount Nelson Cape Town |  Cape Town, South Africa |  A trade mark of Cape Town, Set in a lush garden estate in the heart of this fantastic destination , the Belmond Mount Nelson encapsulates the true spirit of Belmond. From the moment you pass through their grand entrance, to the welcome drink at their lobby and the walk to your room or cottage in my case, you get to experience luxury and guest service at its premium class without excesses. Situated close by Table Mountain and Cape Town’s spectacular beaches, it offers easy access to all that’s happening in this vibrant city, while its gardens and spa are an oasis of calm. Continue reading Belmond Mount Nelson Cape Town

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel Cape Town

MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel Cape Town  |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  My last three fabulous days I spent in Cape Town where at this small charming and lovely fine boutique hotel by the name of MannaBay. At the foot of the Table Mountain is Cape Town’s latest and most elegant boutique guesthouse, right in the heart of the city, MannaBay has just seven uniquely designed suites that set the bar for contemporary luxury. If you are looking for luxury, personalized professional service, attention to detail and great breakfast or high tea, do not look anymore. Continue reading MannaBay Fine Boutique Hotel Cape Town

The Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill

The Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill  |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  Do you want to see and mingle with lots of locals, while enjoying great food from the farms around Cape Town? Are you into organic food and farms at all? The you must take your Saturday morning off and come to The Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill. A must are the thin crust pizzas, the paella and my favorite the Cider. If you have a palate for innovative products, then the Mill Market is just for you. Continue reading The Neighbourgoods Market at The Old Biscuit Mill

Bascule Bar at Cape Grace Hotel

Bascule Bar at Cape Grace Hotel  |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  If you are looking for a HOT Social Spot in Cape Town, with beautiful views to Table Mountain, Lion Head and the V&A Waterfront Marina, the come to the Cape Grace Hotel and pop up at their famous Bascule Bar. This Cape Town whisky and wine bar looks over the calm water of a private V&A Waterfront marina. Full of gleaming yachts, it sets the scene for a relaxed gathering of Cape Town locals and international guests. Gay or Straight ? nobody cares, they are all there for fun, great drinks and to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Continue reading Bascule Bar at Cape Grace Hotel

World Rhino Day to Stop the Poaching


World Rhino Day to Stop the Poaching
 |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  Good Morning everyone. If there is a word, I have learned and heard over and over, during my trip to Africa, unfortunately it is POACHING. That bloody word, signature of sophisticated, ruthless and heavily-armed international criminal gangs who run the illegal horn trade that is slaughtering Rhinos to extinction. 22 September 2011 is World Rhino Day. Rhino Africa Safaris along with friends from Getaway Magazine, Wildlife ACT, Africa@Heart, Green Renaissance and Aquila Private Game Reserve are calling on all concerned citizens to come down to Parliament in Cape Town and gather in front of the Louis Botha monument between 11.30am and 1.30pm on Thursday 22 September. Support the campaign by wearing red.  And I will be there to support their cause. Stop the Rhino Poaching damn it. Continue reading World Rhino Day to Stop the Poaching

Airstream Rooftop Trailer Park at The Grand Daddy Hotel

Airstream Rooftop Trailer Park at The Grand Daddy Hotel  |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  Have you ever dreamt of camping on the rooftop of a hotel, instead of spending the night in a suite. Well The Grand Daddy Hotel in South Africa has managed to combine both. Full hotel service with you own Airstream Trailer on the Rooftop. Of course no camping is complete without drinks, and conveniently enough the Rooftop bar is right out your door. One of those weird unique experiences that you may try while in Cape Town. Continue reading Airstream Rooftop Trailer Park at The Grand Daddy Hotel

Signal Restaurant at the Cape Grace Hotel

Signal Restaurant at the Cape Grace Hotel  |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  Looking for a romantic, classy and special evening enjoying amazing food and local South African wines… well then Signal Restaurant at the Cape Grace Hotel in the V&A Waterfront is a must try and taste. Signal Restaurant offers creative Cape cuisine that’s fresh and inventive. Led by Executive Chef, Malika van Reenen, Signal Restaurant draws on influences from the many nationalities and customs that have shaped this region since being settled in 1652; namely Dutch and British settlers, French Huguenots, Asian traders and African cultures. Continue reading Signal Restaurant at the Cape Grace Hotel

Coffee break at Haas in Cape Town

Coffee break at Haas in Cape Town  |  Cape Town, South Africa  |  Walking by the Bo Kaap Malay Quarters in Cape Town, we found this charismatic boutique Coffee Store on  67 Rose Street. Coffee by Strictly Coffee, a boutique coffee roaster and merchant set in the spectacular Robertson Valley. Continue reading Coffee break at Haas in Cape Town