South Africa’s Best Restaurants Named at the 2015 Eat Out Awards

The theme for this year’s Eat Out Mercedes Benz Restaurant Awards was ‘Sunday lunch’, and the local food industry, from celebrity chefs to everyday foodies, came out in full…

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An Introduction to Chef Gregory Czarnecki from Waterkloof Wines

Frenchmen Gregory Czarnecki is Executive Chef of the Restaurant at Waterkloof in Somerset West, which recently won a Top 10 award in the Eat Out Mercedes Benz restaurant awards. The…

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Our Candidates take Top Honours at the Inter-Hotel Challenge

In our previous blog post, we updated you about our stellar candidates Chef Candidate, Charmainne Deacon and Wine Steward, Mpho Masiu, achieving incredible results at the Regional Cook-Offs of…

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Destination Elgin

From the orchards to the vineyards, the Elgin valley is dressed in exceptionally photogenic autumn shades right now, just in time for the annual Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival…

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Cape Town voted as one of the top ‘foodie’ cities!

Food for thought: Is Cape Town really one of the top foodie cities in the world? Well, readers of Conde Nast Traveler certainly believe that the Mother City deserves this…

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The Constantia Wine Route Begins Here!

March is a golden month in Cape Town. It classifies as late summer (or early Autumn!), so the weather is still warm and ideal for sightseeing, whether that includes enjoying…

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A Tribute to Chef Bruce Robertson

Just a week ago, I wrote on this blog about Bruce Robertson’s seafood dining experience in Simonstown, called the Flagship. Along with many others in the chef, restaurant and…

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August is Ideal for a Spa Spoil

Unless you’ve been to the top floor, to the hotel’s rooftop spa, you may not know that this soothing temple to well-being and beauty has the best…

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Local Brandy is Making its Mark

The Scots have whisky but we’ve got brandy. South Africa has a rich history of brandy making dating back 350 years when the Dutch distilled the first brandies aboard…

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Spotlight on Cape Town Travel…

Cape Town’s reputation as a heart-stopping beauty hasn’t waned since English explorer, Sir Francis Drake, first described it as ‘the fairest cape’ well over 400 years ago…

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