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…

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,…


Franschhoek, the food & wine capital of South Africa, is just 45 minutes’ drive from Cape Town and a must do on any South African itinerary! Being in the travel industry certainly has it’s perks! I was invited to spend the night in one of Franschhoek’s finest hotels, Le Quartier Francais, and for lunch at…

Majeka House Stellenbosch

Just 5 minutes’ drive outside of Stellenbosch town lies a hidden gem just waiting to offer it’s visitors a slice of heaven in the winelands. I was fortunate enough to be offered a nights’ accommodation at the beautiful Majeka House. This 5 star property exudes elegance and offers guests a peaceful haven from which to…

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…

La Residence wins!

La Residence in Franschhoek (part of the Royal Portfolio group of properties) wins CNTraveler Readers Choice Best Hotel in the World award! With a total Readers’ Choice Rating of 99.2 La Residence has been acknowledged as a spectacular hotel with outstanding service! The total scores were as follows: Rooms – 100, food – 100, Service…


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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. 

The blog covers a variety of topics from property reviews and travel experiences to new destination developments and much more. 

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