Searching between heaven and earth

The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, just outside Hermanus, is a destination in its own right. It’s worthy of a day trip or an entire weekend of exploration. From Cape…

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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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Lunch with a view

Hout Bay has a number of restaurants, but my go-to favourite is the popular restaurant at the Chapmans Peak Hotel, a century’s old property at the base of…

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What drinks to serve when having friends over for Christmas

Long, sultry evenings are one of the best things about this time of the year. Keep the fridge stocked with a few carefully chosen, unusual wines for impromptu drinks when…

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Stellenbosch Street Soirees back in full swing

With more than 200 wine producers in the valley, Stellenbosch has become the pulsating heart of South Africa’s wine industry, where both connoisseurs and novice wine-drinkers can delight…

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Signal’s new Tasting Menu with Hamilton Russell Family Vineyards

When your name is synonymous with award-winning wines, you don’t need much introduction – and Hamilton Russell Family Vineyards is no exception!  Besides their core focus of producing the…

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