• Cape Town,  Featured,  South Africa,  Travel,  Western Cape

    Accommodation in the Cederberg: Kromrivier

    If you’re looking for accommodation in the Cederberg, then stop the hunt because Kromrivier is a great option. They have self-catering, luxury chalets, cottages and campsites available. There’s an on-site restaurant (and brewery) and the park is perfectly located for popular activities in the Cederberg area. The team is friendly and ready to help you out with whatever you might need. To find out more, read the Q & A below, or visit their website. This is a non-sponsored, quickfire Q& A from someone who had never been to the Cederberg. I stayed in one of their luxury, self-catering chalets and you can read about the trip here. The Accommodation…

  • Cape Town,  Featured,  South Africa,  Travel,  Western Cape

    A trip to the Cederberg

    On telling people you’re going to the Cederberg you will be told one of two things. Either a warning about the cold along with strict advice to take all the clothes you own, or that you must hike to the Maltese Cross. In some cases, you’ll even hear both. After spending a winter weekend there, both ring true. The Cederberg is a beautiful part of the world and I’m a bit embarrassed it took this long to get there. On a cold Friday in June, armed with wine, good food and a hot water bottle we set off to celebrate a new chapter for a good friend. Day 1: Stars,…

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    Cape Town,  Dining,  Featured,  Travel

    A Cape Town High Tea at the Vineyard Hotel

    Are you into lush gardens, delicious treats and seeing a giant, roaming tortoise? If this sounds like your idea of a good idea, then read on dear reader. If you’re visiting South Africa and looking for a delicious, Cape Town high tea, the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands might just be the answer. Nestled in six acres of beautiful gardens, in the shadow of table mountain, sits the luxury 4-star hotel. The Afternoon Tea A selection of cakes, pastries and savoury finger foods is delivered right to your table and presented on a 3-tier cake stand. There are only 2 photos of the entire thing because what’s life without a little mystery?…

  • South African foodie experience
    Cape Town,  Dining,  Featured,  South Africa,  Travel,  Western Cape

    Wolfgat – unique South African foodie experience

    Are you a traveller coming to Cape Town in search of a uniquely South African foodie experience? Does eating dune spinach, West Coast oysters and smoking nectarines sound like your kind of thing? Then read on dear reader. Tucked away in an unassuming town called Paternoster, perched atop a cave and overlooking a long stretch of beach, is Wolfgat. Run by acclaimed chef Kobus van der Merwe, the small restaurant is famous for locally foraged ingredients. An adventure through West Coast food, you really have to experience Wolfgat rather than read about it. This review and others scattered across the Internet just don’t do the whole thing justice. Discovering the…

  • Featured,  Trail Running

    Things I wish I had known before my first trail run

    Hello newbie trail runner. I am not a trail run expert and if you’re after incredibly technical advice, then navigate elsewhere. As of January 2018 I had never even set foot at a trail event. However, after a few months, here are a few things I wish I had known from the get-go. Long before the day DO YOU NEED ALL THE  TRAIL RUN GEAR? No. You are just starting out. Some items will help (see below) but you don’t have to rush off and buy a Garmin, running vest, hydration pack and compression socks just this minute. First see if you enjoy it, before bankrupting yourself. I noticed there…

  • Featured,  Florida,  Travel

    St Pete Beach, Florida

    St Pete Beach is a little slice of paradise. It’s a 1.5 hour drive from Orlando – by no means close, but entirely worth it. A Brooklyn local first told me about St Pete Beach whilst we were waiting to catch a flight. She said it was a huge deal for the community, as St Pete was voted the best beach in America, one of the best in the world and is the sunset capital of the States. Coming from Plett and living in Cape Town, my beach standards are skyscraper high and whilst she raved about the beach, I politely smiled, nodded and refrained from getting my hopes up.…