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…

Why winter is a great time to visit South Africa

Winter in South Africa varies depending on the province you’re traveling to. Let’s look at the main tourist hotspots and their typical winter weather. Cape Town is typically characterised by cold and wet weather. We are in the throws of a drought at the moment so there’s always an exception to the rule. Temperatures generally…

7 reasons to honeymoon in South Africa

South Africa, the rainbow nation, as it’s often referred has it all from vibrant cities and sexy beaches to untamed wilderness and rural beauty. No matter what you are looking for, South Africa is an idyllic setting for a honeymoon. Experience sunrise in the bush, “Sundowners” (South Africa’s version of Happy Hour) in wine country…

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 www.listchallenges.com 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…

Get to know us a little better

We know what it’s like, you’re on one side of the world, we’re on the other and you want to know that you are talking to a real person, not just a faceless name behind an email address. So, we’ve decided to answer a few questions about ourselves. Favourite animal Cats cats cats! We have…

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,…

Winter is a great time to explore the cultural and historical areas of Cape Town.

Although winter brings with it the rain and the cold and results in iconic landmarks such as Table Mountain and Robben Island being closed, winter is the perfect time to explore the cultural and historical sites and areas of Cape Town. Stuck for a few ideas on what to do in and around Cape Town…


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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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