Safari Etiquette: My top tips on how to behave

There’s nothing quite like an African Safari to create memories that will last a lifetime. Surrounded by the sights and sounds of the bush, getting up close and personal with Africa’s wildlife is high on most people’s bucket list, so how can you make sure your experience is all you’ve imagined it to be? Many…

Dinner at La Colombe

La Colombe opened at its new venue, Silvermist, 3,5 years ago. Prior to this it was located on Uitsig wine farm in the Constantia valley. They are currently rated number 73 in the World’s Top 100 restaurants and number 2 in South Africa. After our first attempt of dinner at La Colombe had to be…

The Test Kitchen

This restaurant needs little introduction, but for those who’ve never heard of it, here are a few quick facts: – Owned by Luke Dale-Roberts, one of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs – The top offering in his stable of restaurants. The others are The Pot Luck Club, Luke Dale-Roberts x Saxon and The Shortmarket Club…

The ultimate Cape Town bucket list

The ultimate Cape Town bucket list is a list of 100 things you need to do in Cape Town before you die. The website has put out a list of the top 100 things you need to do in Cape Town before you die, the ultimate Cape Town bucket list and, although we’ve lived…

5 of the best day spas in Cape Town

A honeymoon is never quite complete without a good pampering session, and with so many spas in the Western Cape you are spoilt for choice. To make your decision a little easier, we have come up with 5 of the best day spas in Cape Town and surrounds. Gingko Spa: With the philosophy of ‘recapturing…

Our favourite wine farms

Do you know your cabernet from your merlot, chenin blanc from your chardonnay? Cape Town has so many fantastic wine farms to choose from we thought we’d put down a few of our favourite wine farms to help you choose! Beau Constantia, Constantia Valley The farm is located on the north-facing slope of Constantia Neck,…

Constantia wine route

The Constantia wine route just got easier to explore! As if we needed any more encouragement to visit the beautiful Constantia wine route, City Sightseeing has just added a second dedicated bus to the route. This unique Wine Tour now takes you into the unique and historic Constantia Wine Valley and visits the Groot Constantia,…

A beautiful country manor house

Just 20 minutes’ drive from Cape Town and 10 minutes from Stellenbosch lies the beautiful old country manor of Hawksmoor House. Hawksmoor House has a wonderful and rich history of a working farm and you feel the friendliness and warmth of the staff as you enter the manor house. We arrived and were warmly greeted…


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The Southey Travel blog is written by me, Jenni, and is all about my personal travels and experiences throughout South Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. 

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