Bosjes brings style to the Breedekloof

On a family-owned farm dating back to 1790 is one of the most exciting openings of the year in the Cape winelands. Bosjes – Dutch for ‘small bushes’ – opened its doors in March 2017 in the scenic Breedekloof, a valley little more than an hour’s drive from Cape Town.

This corner of the Cape winelands is experiencing something of a renaissance, and Bosjes is a striking new addition to the region. At the heart of the estate is Die Skuur, a stylish five-bedroom guesthouse framing a private pool and entertainment area. Although rooms can be booked individually, Die Skuur is…
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Bosjes brings style to the Breedekloof

5 Romantic African Spots

When thinking of romance and travel, Africa may be the last romantic destination to consider. More known for its safaris, to summiting the highest mountain peeks, there’s much more to the continent to spark or reignite love than what you think…

Here are five romantic destinations you could visit for a memorable love odyssey:

Marrakech, Morocco

Koutoubia mosque, Marrakech, Morocco

The ‘ochre city’ oozes richness in colour, flavour and history; some of the elements that make up the perfect love story. Marrakech is a major city in the Kingdom of Morocco, and boasts…
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5 Romantic African Spots

Video of the Week: Family time at Spier

Hotel - Landscape 1

Book into the Spier Hotel (on the historic Spier farm) for a relaxing family break. Situated in the stunningly scenic Stellenbosch winelands in South Africa’s Western Cape, this award-winning property offers a luxurious home-away-from-home with lots of fun activities for the family. There is a dedicated kid’s programme with a focus on creativity. There are two fantastic restaurants, a delightful deli and lots to do in nature including exploring the beautiful gardens. Mum and dad can enjoy wine tastings (there are grape tastings for the kids), and…
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Video of the Week: Welcome to Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren Puffadder

The beautiful expanse of Babylonstoren in the Cape winelands is captured in this aerial video. One of the oldest Cape Dutch Farms, this exquisite place is known for its incredible gardens, tranquil setting and sense of style. Guests can stay over at the farm hotel, enjoy a delicious meal at Babel restaurant and a relaxing treatment at the Garden Spa. Babylonstoren is all about getting back to nature and embracing the moment.

Making wine with Oldenburg’s Philip Costandius

Oldenburg Vineyards - Managing Director & Winemaker Philip Costandius

Sawubona chats to Oldenburg Vineyard‘s Winemaker, Philip Costandius, about what makes Oldenburg unique and how to identify a good wine.

How did you discover your passion for the wine industry?

My passion for wine comes from a love of all things sensual. I love aromas, tastes and flavours. The smell of rain on dry earth, freshly baked bread, a ripe fig, fermenting wine and a good cigar. I love to cook and eat good food, and I make sure to drink good wine…
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Winemaker’s Table Dinner at Plaisir de Merle

Plaisir De Merle Manor House (6)

The Paarl wine estate, Plaisir de Merle, is set to host its seasonal Winemaker’s Table Dinner on 14 May 2016.

Winemaker, Niel Bester, will ensure a tantalising wine pairing while a culinary feast is relished among immaculate views of the Cape Winelands.

For R595 per person, a five-course dinner and selection of wines can be enjoyed.

The event will take place at 18:30 for 19:00 and spaces are limited so be sure to book in advance.

Contact Plaisir de Merle on: tel: 021 874 1071 or e-mail them for more…
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