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…

Best family safari in South Africa

Having had a son myself just over 19 months ago, I have started to pay a lot more attention to lodges that offer a more family friendly experience. Items such as fences around pools, adjoining / interleading suites, kids club, kid friendly game drives, etc are all now on my radar. So here is my…

Best African honeymoon safari

Africa is home to the Big Five as well as the Small Five! From lion to leopard, ant to ardvard and hyena to hippopotamus when it comes to selecting the best African honeymoon safari you’re spoilt for choice. Below you will find our choice of the best African honeymoon safari options in South Africa, Botswana,…


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